The Office of URSA

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (URSA) helps to facilitate undergraduate engagement in scholarly projects mentored by faculty in all disciplines at Oregon State University.

Benefits of Engaging

Engaging in undergraduate research or creative projects helps students build confidence, develop problem-solving skills, and establish relationships with faculty members. Research augments an undergraduate student’s coursework at OSU and can help solidify career plans and graduate school admissions.

Have Questions?

Join us for drop-in URSA advising in Waldo 140 

  • Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-3 pm

  • Advising takes place Weeks 1-10 and is not offered during breaks

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Upcoming Deadlines and Events

  • Student applications to URSA Engage due Jan. 15. Apply here!
  • The process of getting involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty member can be intimidating, especially for students who are new to OSU. We’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU and how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of OSU professors about what they look for in undergraduates who ask to join their teams. RSVP here for our Research Ready workshop on Jan. 17 from 5:30-7:00 pm!

  • Interested in learning about where your undergraduate research experience could take you? Come and hear from our graduate student panel about all the different kinds of graduate student research going on at OSU. RSVP here for our first ever Graduate-Undergraduate Student Mixer on Feb. 6th from 5:30-7:00 pm!