A four-year university in Central Oregon

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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.

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November 4, 2014

students-housingOSU-Cascades responds to community housing task forces, adopts 21 of 25 recommendations
In a meeting of the Campus Expansion Advisory Committee, Oregon State University - Cascades responded to formal recommendations from a community task force that focused on housing considerations for the future campus.  The branch campus  adopted 21 of a slate of 25 recommendations. Read more ...


Octoconcept illustration - new buildingber 16, 2014

City Council affirms hearings officer decision on 10-acre site application for new campus
The Bend City Council has adopted a final decision affirming a hearings officer’s decision to approve Oregon State University – Cascades’ site plan application for a four-year undergraduate campus on a 10-acre parcel it owns in southwest Bend. Read more ...


Septecommittee-meetingmber 17, 2014

OSU-Cascades Campus Expansion Advisory Committee to Meet
The Oregon State University - Cascades Campus Expansion Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Graduate & Research Center, Rm. 124.  Agenda items include final recommendations from the Regional Collaboration and Health Care task forces.  Read more...

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City of Bend issues decision on 10-acre site application for new campus
Oregon State University - Cascades today took a step closer to developing a four-year undergraduate campus on a 10-acre parcel it owns in southwest Bend, with the approval of a site plan application by the City of Bend’s hearings officer.  Read more...

August 7, 2014

Urban Growth Boundary Survey

The City of Bend is offering an online tool where you can prioritize goals that are important to you, highlight examples of how you think the City can best meet those goals, and show where within the city you would like to see different kinds of housing, businesses and natural areas. Information collected from the survey will help inform and influence UGB steering committee members as they design a proposal for Bend’s future land needs and uses. Take the survey.

June 19, 2014

OSU-Cascades responds to community task forces, adopts 71 of 90 recommendations
Oregon State University - Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson announced yesterday in a quarterly meeting of the Campus Expansion Advisory Committee, that 71 of 90 recommendations provided to date by community task forces will be incorporated into the planning, development and policies for OSU-Cascades’ new campus. Read more...

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