Innovation Nation is the name College of Business students have given to our new living–learning community for first-year pre-business students. You’ll live in one of our three business-themed residence halls – Weatherford, Poling, or the ILLC Global Village – where you’ll dive into a variety of learning opportunities created with people like you in mind. People who want to design, create and build their futures in ways that improve lives and communities.
You’ll engage faculty and your fellow students through mentoring and collaboration in an environment promoting a learning-focused, student-first, open-door culture that makes the big Oregon State campus feel like the supportive place it is – and feel a lot smaller and easier to navigate than you might be fearing. You’ll learn to think critically, to appreciate diversity, to develop a mindset of service, to cultivate a global perspective.
You’ll have access to a high-tech makerspace, and social events and symposiums with executives and entrepreneurs. You’ll even take some of your classes in your residence hall, including the fall term B-Engaged course and the two-course Innovation Nation series.
Read more about the journey of our first-year entrepreneurs.