Summer Events and Contests

2018 contests

hot cocoa

Enjoy hot cocoa or lemonade from OSU Summer Session at any of our Warm Up to Summer events!

Warm up to summer with hot cocoa and lemonade

Summer can never get here quickly enough, so to speed up the process – at least artificially – we set up a booth monthly from November to May around campus to offer you and your classmates free refreshments, a chance to spin the prize wheel, an opportunity to enter to win a $200 summer scholarship and guidance to help you plan your summer at OSU.

2:30-5:30 p.m. | Nov. 17, 2017 | MU stairs

2-4 p.m. | Feb. 6 & 7 | Kelley Engineering Center

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | March 6 & 7 | Dixon Recreation Center

2-4 p.m. | April 10 & 11 | Kelley Engineering Center

2:30-5:30 p.m. | May 4 | MU stairs

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | May 22 & 23 | MU Quad

$200 scholarship for summer classes

Each month from February to May, the OSU Summer Session team hosts a $200 Summer Session scholarship drawing toward credit-based, on-campus summer classes in Corvallis or at Hatfield Marine Science Center during OSU's summer term. Some exclusions apply.*

Check back in the fall for opportunities to enter into drawings for summer scholarships.

*Scholarship funds cannot be applied toward OSU Ecampus, VetMed or Pharm D courses or INTO students.

Hear from past winners on how the scholarship helped them pursue their passions.

Little gnome facts about summer - scholarship contest

Follow OSU Summer Session on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter beginning April 2, 2018, to learn some little gnome facts about summer at OSU. The Summer Session gnome, Sunny, will share useful and fun information as to why summer at Oregon State is the best time of year. And, beginning May 21, Sunny will release clues as to where he is hiding. The first person to locate the gnome will win a $200 scholarship to be applied toward summer classes on campus in Corvallis or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and get to keep the Summer Session gnome.

#myOSUsummer 2018 photo contest

Here's how it works:

  1. Take a photo on campus
  2. Tag it #myOSUsummer on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
  3. Wait and see if you win one of six weekly $50 Amazon gift cards and a $250 Amazon gift card grand prize

Check out the contest webpage for info on how you can participate this summer. The contest begins June 18.

More contests and unique scholarship opportunities will be announced in the coming months. If you have any questions about OSU Summer Session contests, contact us at 800-375-9359 or