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OSU START Leaders welcoming new incoming students in a START 2021 video posted on the newstudents.oregonstate.edu website. According to the newstudents website, START Orientations begin on June 21st and will be held virtually.

START aims to ‘mimic in-person feel of orientation in this virtual world’

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 2, 2021

Incoming Oregon State University students attending START orientation will be split into eight separate week-long sessions that will be held virtually with optional in-person events. Students currently...

Photo illustration of incoming Freshman Brontë McKinnis using a laptop in her home town of Portland, Ore. After an all remote START experience, Brontë plans to pursue a degree in Engineering at OSU. 

Castles: Here comes the START of a new school year

Christine Castles, Columnist
August 2, 2021

In the past, START included a night spent in a dorm room, exploration around campus, and the ability to connect with others who are also starting in the fall. These activities have been lost and replaced...

Portrait of START Senior Program Leader, Heather Hunt. Hunt and the other START leaders are working to help facilitate the transition for incoming students as part of the START 2021 orientation program.

START leaders aim to help incoming students navigate opportunities

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
August 2, 2021

Tori Kekoa-Albert, a START leader and third-year kinesiology student, experienced the importance of a warm welcome when she went through START her freshman year. Originally from O’ahu, Hawaii, Kekoa-Albert...

Getting STARTed

Getting STARTed

Max Braly, News Producer
July 3, 2017

A group of new students attending START are handed a roll of toilet paper. The only instruction from their leader is to take some—no specific amount. Some students take one square and others take a wingspan,...

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