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This page covers the following topics for incoming CEOAS graduate students:

  • Grad Service Staff
  • ONID and Registration
  • ID Photo
  • Housing
  • Arriving in Corvallis
  • Orientation
  • International Graduate Student information
  • Field Courses
  • General Graduate Student pay and insurance (including summer start)

Graduate Student Services

Robert Allan. Director, CEOAS Graduate Student Services


Lori Hartline.  CEOAS Graduate Student Programs Admin


ONID Email Account and Registration

  • Your ID number is on the Letter of Admission emailed from the OSU Graduate School.
    You will need it to set up your ONID email account. 
  • Set up your ONID email account
  • DISCUSS fall coursework plans with your major professor and / or  Program Director.   You should discuss initial course options, especially the pre-term Field Courses.  
  • Link to current student handbooks (will be updated September, 2020)
    You can register from any web location as long as you have an ONID account. 
    General registration for Fall term 2020 is open.
    Generally, CEOAS graduate courses do not fill fast, the exception being the Matlab course that the College offers (OC 512) and the OSU applied calculus and stats courses (MTH 581 series, ST 511 series). See below for required and/or optional Field Courses, some are degree-program specific. If you would like a course to register for, to try out your account and/or make sure your admission status is complete, please contact Lori Hartline.

ID Photo

Email Lori Hartline a photo of you, ID quality, please.

  • SEND US A PHOTO - We will not use the photo in any other way but to put together a document with all new student photos, names, and majors for Administrative Staff. If you do not wish to share a photo with us for that purpose, just let me know.


There are a variety of ways to look for housing. Incoming student ask using the graduate student listserv.  Want-ad distribution to your discipline group of CEOAS grads is available. Contact Lori Hartline for this. You may also find the following web addresses helpful:

Arriving in Corvallis

Please let us know when you are arriving in Corvallis.

If you are starting in summer for fieldwork or a cruise, please let us know ASAP.

  • It is recommended that you arrive in Corvallis by late August or early September in order to have time to get settled before it is time to begin student-related tasks. There are some housekeeping activities that you can do before classes begin, and getting these out of the way will make for less stressful startup.
    CHECK IN with Lori Hartline, CEOAS Admin Bldg, Room 100, or via email/text or 541.602.8588.
  • Shortly after you arrive in Corvallis, please stop in, email, or call to let us know that you have arrived in town. We hope you will arrive with questions!



If you are not able to attend (via ZOOM) any of these required events, including first-week classes, due to Observance or scheduling conflicts, please let us know as soon as possible.  WRGP incoming grads please contact the WRGP Program (Cat Mullins, or Director Mary Santelmann).

OSU Graduate School Welcome Week

Monday, September 14th

  • New Grad Student Orientation, 8 a.m. to noon (Required)
  • International Student Orientation, 2 to 4 p.m. (Required)

Tuesday, September 15th: Library Day Workshops (Optional)

Wednesday, September 16th

  • International GTA Orientation, 10 a.m. to noon (Required, if on GTA)
  • All GTA Orientation, 1 to 4 p.m. (Required, if on GTA)

CEOAS NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: Required for all new CEOAS graduate students.

Monday, September 21st

  • AM:  CEOAS New Student Orientation:  CEOAS Handbook Review (We do not cover degree specific requirements, overall policies impacting all graduate students).  Intro from CAGS, Unpacking Diversity, CGE and Career Services.  1 hour Ethics seminar delivered by Dr. Martin Fisk. 
  • PM:  Degree specific orientation activities.
    • Geography orientation, 1 to 2:30 p.m., via Zoom. Details forthcoming.
    • Geology degree program orientation, 1 to 2:30 p.m., most likely on Zoom. Details will be forthcoming.
    • Marine Resource Management orientation, noon to 2 p.m., most likely on Zoom. Details TBA.

4 p.m. All-College Meeting (Typically).  

Tuesday, September, 22nd 

  • Afternoon GTA training for Geography- and Geology-specific recitation and laboratory sections: Orientation and activities, 1 to 4 p.m., most likely on Zoom. Details will be forthcoming.

2020 Fall Term (regular term) starts Wednesday, September 23rd.

International Student Orientation

INCOMING international graduate students: please notify us regarding your approximate intended arrival date by emailing

  • All new international students are required to attend an International Student Orientation session and an Immigration Document Check-In session.
  • Please pay attention to any/all emails from OSU International Programs and from the OSU Graduate School.
  • Note that the scheduled ISAS check-in often conflicts with the field courses below.  Please see the pre-departure information link for the course, and contact the ISAS (bottom of their webpage page) and set up an alternative check-in time with them directly.

September 14th, Monday:  Graduate School New Student Orientation, 8 a.m. to noon and International Student Orientation, 2 to 4 p.m.

September 16th, Wednesday:  GTA Orientation.  International Students from 10 a.m. - noon.  All GTA Orientation, 1  to 4 p.m.  I would like to direct our incoming GTAs to this training resource.  

Fall Field Courses


Updated information coming soon.
Instructor: Aaron Wolf,


Currently, the 2020 Cascadia Field Trip (OEAS500)  and Oregon Coast Math Camp (OC515) are scheduled to be held from September 10-18 out of Corvallis, Oregon. Please note the modified dates for OC515. These courses will involve day trips highlighting the geology, ecology, and culture of the Pacific Northwest, as well as alignment through a cross-course set of group projects relevant to the region.  Other curriculum content will be delivered through a combination of remote and in-person lectures, guest talks, and other activities. Plans are evolving and may change based on future guidance from the University and the State of Oregon. 
OEAS 500 Cascadia Field Trip instructors:
 – George
 – Rick
OC 515 Oregon Coast Math Camp instructor: Emily Shroyer,


The Geology Field Trip is a fun and cohort-building local trip that is usually held over a long weekend before classes start or early in the quarter. This year, the trip will either occur later in Fall quarter or be postponed until Spring break.

OSU Schedule of Classes

Graduate Assistant Pay and Insurance

If you are starting in the summer, please notify Lori Hartline that this is the plan!

Your insurance begin-date is dependent on your position start date. Position Start Date: 16th – last day of the month, coverage starts the 1st of the following month.

Coverage will end the last day of the same month that your position ends.

Hiring calendar: payday is last working day of the month. 

  • Fall: September 16th - December 15th
  • Winter: December 16th to March 15th
  • Spring: March 16th to June 15th
  • Summer: June 16th to September 15th