START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

Registration for summer 2020 START dates (below) will open on Monday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. PST. You must pay your Advanced Tuition Deposit before you are able to register for a START date.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

Dates for 2020 are:

Off-Site Programs

  • June 6: Honolulu, Hawaii

Programs On Campus

  • Monday, June 22- Tuesday, June 23
  • Thursday, June 25- Friday, June 26
  • Sunday, June 28- Monday, June 29 (Bilingue*)
  • Monday, July 6- Tuesday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 9- Friday, July 10 
  • Monday, July 13- Tuesday, July 14
  • Wednesday, July 15- Thursday, July 16
  • Monday, July 20- Tuesday, July 21
  • Thursday, July 23- Friday, July 24
  • Monday, August 24- Tuesday, August 25
  • Thursday, August 27- Friday, August 28
  • Monday, August 31- Tuesday, September 1
  • Monday, September 21: you will need to attend this session only if you are unavailable to attend any of the above sessions.

*Our START Bilingüe session offers 2 parent/family track options: one track where print materials and presentations are given in English, and one track where print materials and presentations are given in Spanish. On the  START registration website, if a student chooses the July 7-8 START session, they will have the option to sign their parents/families up for the Spanish-speaking track if that is their preference.