First-Year Advising for College of Engineering Students
If you are a prospective First-Year student (coming to college for the first time out of high school) you can email your questions to: email@example.com. Starting Fall 2019, all first-year students will be General Engineering students and will declare their engineering major by the end of their first year.
If you are an prospective Transfer student, you can reach out to an advisor in your major. The websites for advising are listed under “Advisors for Returning and Transfer Engineering Students” on the bottom of this page.
First-Year Advising Mission
We serve and support first-year students in the College of Engineering with regular collaborative interactions in order to:
- Provide a compass for the academic and career exploration process by challenging students to examine the links between their goals, values, and interests;
- Help students navigate complex university structures by explaining and applying procedures, policies, and processes;
- Assist in the successful transition to college by encouraging students to access appropriate campus resources and extracurricular engagement, and to feel included, empowered, and involved in a community of engineering scholars.
Drop-in hours for Fall Term
Week 0 (starting 9/25) and Week 1 of the term: 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in Johnson 114
Week 2 through Finals Week: 4:00pm-4:30pm Monday-Friday in Johnson 114.
Scheduling an Appointment
If you have attended a START Orientation session for First-Year Students or changed into the College of Engineering in your first year, you are assigned an academic advisor based on your last name. Additionally, you will be enrolled in a First-Year Engineering Students Canvas Course. This Canvas Studio is a non-credit, non-graded, free site designed to help you navigate your first year at Oregon State University. You will find information on advising, career and major exploration, clubs and extra-curricular activities and gain the skills to successfully explore your major, the College of Engineering and OSU. Canvas is also where you will schedule appointments during Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms.
The Office of Student Services (Johnson 114) is open from 8:00am-Noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
If you would like to contact an advisor please use the email links below or call 541-737-5236.
Centralized Advisors (First-Year)