OSU-Cascades and its expansion are the result of a 30-year, regional, grassroots effort to bring a four-year university to Central Oregon. OSU-Cascades will launch freshman and sophomore level classes in fall 2015, growing from just under 1,000 students today to 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025.

Expanding OSU-Cascades will allow students from Central Oregon and beyond to earn an Oregon State University degree in Bend, provide a skilled workforce, promote economic growth in the region and contribute to a vibrant local arts and culture scene.

In the News

bike-berniceFebruary 10, 2015

Bike loan program launches sustainable transportation efforts
A pilot bike loan program is one of the first tangible ways Oregon State University - Cascades will encourage the campus community to lessen dependency on personal vehicles for nearby meetings and errands. Read more ...

wind-turbine-graphicFebruary 9, 2015

Gifts help launch OSU-Cascades net zero campus initiative
Lee and Connie Kearney of Vancouver, Wash., have committed a $500,000 lead gift toward an initiative to develop Oregon State University - Cascades’ new campus as one that exemplifies energy conservation and is positioned for a net zero future. Read more ...

December 5, 2014

CEAC effort engaged 108 community members, leaders and experts
In the final meeting of the Oregon State University Cascades Campus Expansion Advisory Committee today, members of the committee and its task forces will be recognized for their 17-month collaborative effort to advise the branch campus as it plans for a physical campus that meets the diverse needs of the surrounding community, and attracts and serves current and future students and faculty. Read more...

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