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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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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April 28, 2014

OSU-Cascades submits site application; initiates plans to accommodate development delays
Oregon State University - Cascades submitted a completed site application to the City of Bend on Friday, April 25, for the first phase of its development of a new four-year branch university campus on a 10-acre property in west Bend. Read more...

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