All students must attend an OSU orientation before registering for classes.
Fall Term Orientations
- First-Year START (fall term)
The OSU New Student Programs and Family Outreach office coordinates START orientations for first-year students. The START orientations take place throughout the summer and are for incoming freshman who will begin taking classes the following fall term. Learn more about First-Year STARTs
- Transfer START (fall term)
The OSU New Student Programs and Family Outreach office coordinates START orientations for transfer students as well. The Transfer START orientations take place throughout summer term for transfer students who will begin taking classes the following fall term. Learn more about Transfer STARTs.
Winter and Spring Term Orientations
New Student Orientations
The OSU New Student Programs and Family Outreach office coordinates orientations for transfer students and incoming freshman who are starting at OSU in winter or spring term. During this orientation you will:
- Attend an Academic Presentation about the College of Business and your new major.
- Plan your first term schedule at OSU.
- If you have transfer credits, discuss how those credits will fit into your academic plan.
- Get your PIN number and register for your next term's classes.
**Please bring any unofficial copies of your college transcripts with you to the orientation session.**
To sign up for spring term orientation or to learn more, please visit the New Student Programs and Family Outreach website.
Math Placement Test
If you haven’t completed a calculus class or taken college algebra within the last year, you may be asked to take the Math Placement test when you arrive on campus for the orientation. If you have any questions about whether or not you need to take the test, contact our office at 541.737.3716.
The practice version of the Math Placement Test is available online.
Instructions for the official Math Placement Test is available online.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
To learn more about financial assistance, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
The Newcomb Family Scholarship is available for new students are plan to study in the College of Business.
Sample Program Plan
For a general outline of what your first terms at OSU may look like, please see a sample plan for a Pre-Business Student