OSU-Cascades to hold virtual admissions events

OSU-Cascades will host a series of virtual admission events in the coming days hoping to engage prospective students and parents who can’t experience an on-campus visit.

High school juniors and seniors still searching for a college can meet with faculty and staff to learn about degree programs, the student experience and career exploration during a series of upcoming virtual events.

The Bend Beavs Live Chat events enable prospective students and their families to learn more about the college search process and OSU-Cascades’ offerings while maintaining social distancing in keeping with OSU’s commitment to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.

The events are offered via Zoom, a web conferencing tool, and participants can join by webcam or phone. Each event includes a presentation and is followed by a live question-and-answer session. Events are scheduled for:

3:30 to 4 p.m., April 29: The OSU-Cascades Student Experience

Opportunities outside the classroom at OSU-Cascades build leadership skills and support personal and professional development. This live chat will explore student clubs and organizations, student-led outdoor adventures and student leadership opportunities at OSU-Cascades. Participants will also learn how current students are connecting virtually this term in creative online experiences, from yoga to outdoor skills classes.

3:30 to 4 p.m., April 30: Elementary Education Degree

Participants will join Assistant Professor Rachael Schuetz, who leads the elementary education degree program at OSU-Cascades, to learn about the program and its emphasis areas in English as a second language, special education, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

3:30 to 4 p.m., May 6: Supporting Student Career Plans

This session will introduce participants to members of the OSU-Cascades Career Development Center and explore how the center supports students with internship and job opportunities, career networking events, and help with resume writing and interview skills.

3:30 to 4 p.m., May 8: Art Degree and Arts, Media and Technology Degree
Prospective students will explore two degree programs with an arts focus with the programs’ lead, Instructor Kiel Fletcher. Participants will learn how the programs nurture students’ professional artistic development and provide a broad background in the liberal arts. They’ll also learn how the degree in arts, media and technology blends studio arts with graphic design, video production, block coding, digital imaging, gaming and 3D printing.

3:30 to 4 p.m., May 13: College Search Session for High School Juniors

High school juniors and their families are invited to join a session with OSU-Cascades admissions experts to learn how best to prepare for the college search process. Topics include how to navigate the college application process and admission timelines, and how to find colleges that best meet personal, academic and financial needs.

Interested students and families can register online for the events at osucascades.edu/visit or call 541-322-3119.

To apply for fall term at OSU-Cascades as a first-year student, visit osucascades.edu/admissions/first-year-students.

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