Summer Session 2011 newsletter

Published by: OSU Summer Session
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Vol. 4, #3
May 12, 2011


OSU QuadAre you ready for classes?

Summer Session registration is open.

Summer classes officially start June 20. Make sure to also check out courses offered during intersession week (June 13 - 17). Visit the Schedule of Classes and plan out your summer in Corvallis.


MoneyGood luck Trek competitors

OSU Summer Session staff wants to wish all those registered for the Trek for Tuition competition the best of luck. The competition will be on May 25 at the MU Quad starting at 3:30 p.m. The first 100 people who registered for the Trek got a spot in the competition. Within two hours of registration opening on April 27, all spots filled.

Trek for Tuition is a new event hosted by OSU Summer Session. The grand-prize winner receives a $2,000 scholarship toward on-campus (Corvallis and Hatfield Marine Science Center), credit courses. Second place gets $1,000 and third place receives $500. The Trek is similar to an old-fashioned scavenger hunt (no amazing athletic ability required). Competitors will have an hour to complete as many challenges as possible.

"I was amazed at the response," said Maurine Powell, program manager for OSU Summer Session. "We wanted to host an event that got attention among students, and offered us an opportunity to share the advantages of taking summer courses at OSU."

More information about the Trek for Tuition...

BirdDiscover marine biology on the Oregon coast

Dive in and explore the complex world of marine biology through a course at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Ore. Three courses and a lab are available this summer:

  • BI 150: Introduction to Marine Biology (4 credits)
  • BI/FW 302: Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4 credits)
  • FW 499: Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds (3 credits)
  • FW 499: Laboratory- Field Techniques for Marine Mammal Conservation (1 credit)

All courses are hands-on and taught in an intensive four-week format or in a hybrid online format (online and a weekend lab at HMSC). Come discover the wonders of ocean life at the beautiful Oregon coast.


Complete a three-course sequence this summer

Can't fit in a full year of Spanish? Just can't coordinate your schedule to take your math requirements? Complete them all over the summer. Summer Session is divided into shorter sessions lasting from one to 11 weeks. Most sequence courses (111/112/113 or 211/212/213) offered in the summer are condensed into three, three-week sessions. This means you can complete a year's worth of classes in less than three months.

Course series available this summer:

View the complete schedule of classes...

Official kick-off to summer!band

June 3 - 4: Battle of the Bands/Flat Tail Music Festival - sponsored by OSU Summer Session

Two days of amazing music; OK Go headlining; ten bands doing battle; and it's all free at the OSU Memorial Union Quad. What a perfect way to launch summer. Join us (OSU Summer Session) and the MUPC on June 3rd and 4th for two days of music. Stop by the OSU Summer Session booth for special giveaways. Complete details about the event are on Facebook or on the MUPC website.


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