Your first year will fly by. We asked some of our students about their college bucket list for the first year. Here’s what they said.
- Join a science student club or organization (our College has dozens!) or explore a plethora of other OSU clubs and organizations.
- Find all of the science tutoring centers. You never know when you will need one.
- Connect with a professor outside of the classroom.
- Do research. It is mind-blowing and brings learning to life.
- Ask a librarian at Valley Library for help with a research project.
- Attend an event at one of OSU’s seven cultural centers.
- Cheer on the Beavers at an athletic event, whether it’s our football team, our nationally ranked basketball or baseball teams, gymnastic teams or others. Go BEAVS!
- Check out the OSU Craft Center – from ceramics to woodworking to digital arts, papermaking and more. It’s free and a great way to manage stress.
Things to do before you graduate
Once you settle into life as a science student, there are even more things that await you. Below are some things to do before you graduate, inspired by OSU's very own lifestyle magazine, Beaver Digest.
- Visit the papusa tent at the Saturday market downtown.
- Enjoy dinner/drinks on the rooftop of Sky High Brewing.
- Grab some late-night Mexican food from Riva's. “The later it is, the better it tastes.”
- Wake up before sunrise on a clear Monday in June and hike Bald Hill; it'll change your whole week!
- Experience either the sunrise or the sunset at Mary’s Peak, the highest point in Benton county and 11th highest in the state of Oregon.
- Take a class because it sounds interesting, not just because it’s easy.
- Hold some sort of volunteer position — whether it’s on campus or in the Corvallis community!
- Take a roadtrip to: the Oregon Coast, Bend, a rival game in Eugene, or anywhere else Highway 99 and I-5 can take you.
- Enjoy a bus ride — FREE for OSU students — to beautiful nearby communities like Albany and Philomath.
- Go to at least one Oregon State vs. University of Oregon football game... the experience is legendary!