Upcoming Dates:

Spring Virtual START opens - March 15

Spring START in person - March 22

Updates:

2/21/24 - spring slate query added

Welcome to Term Orientation START 2024!

This page will provide you with details and information about what is happening with Winter and Spring Term START,

serving as a central communication tool to aid all in having the same information.

Winter Term START Dates
       
Session Date Date Session Locks Is the session full now? Supporting Documents
START Sign-ups open Monday November 6th at 2pm PST      
In-Person Session #1 Friday December 15th
Locked
No

Schedule

Summary email

Virtual Winter START Begins Friday December 8 at 10am and closes Thursday December 14 at 4pm
Locked
No

Summary email

In-Person Session #2 Thursday January 4th
Locked
No

Schedule

Summary email

Spring Term START Dates
       
START Sign-ups open Monday February 5th at 2pm PST      
In-Person Session Friday March 22nd Monday March 18th at 8am PST NO

Schedule

Summary email

Virtual Spring START Begins Friday March 15th at 10am PST through Thursday March 21st at 4pm PST Monday March 11th at 8am PST NO

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Have questions not answered here?

Reach out to our office!

For general Questions

  • Send us an email at [email protected] for more lengthy questions.
    • Our email is monitored by our whole team. 
    • Response times generally average 2-3 days during the summer START season.
  • Our webchat is staffed by START Leaders and is great for quick questions!
    • Click the "We are Here" button on the bottom right of our main webpage to chat.
    • We're available 10am-4pm on all university workdays.
  • Call our main phone line at 541-737-7627.
    • Our general phone number is staffed 8am-5pm on all university workdays. 
    • You may get an office assistant or other student staff, or one of our professional staff.

For questions with more nuance or context

  • Melissa Morgan
    • Teams name is "Morgan, Melissa", which is best for quick teams messages
    • Office line is 541-737-2193, which is best for conversations and to provide feedback
    • Email is [email protected], which is best for less urgent requests or more formal communication.
  • Annie Tarter
    • Teams name is "Tarter, Annie Rose", which is best for quick teams messages
    • Office line is 541-737-9811, which is best for conversations and to provide feedback
    • Email is [email protected], which is best for less urgent requests or more formal communication.

For questions on a start day

  • Look for anyone in an orange polo!
    • Our START staff are all in Beaver orange and can either help you directly or can message someone else to help.
  • Visit our Welcome table
    • We will staff a table all day in the Memorial Union Concourse and are happy to meet with you and/or students and families to answer questions.
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