University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) is the academic home for students who have chosen to explore their options prior to deciding on a major. UESP is very similar to OSU's academic colleges in that we provide academic support to assure that our students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree. We offer a comprehensive range of services to help students make informed decisions about their academic coursework and potential majors they're considering.

Fall Term 2017 is here!

We are excited to help you with your exploration this year. 

Did you miss New Student Orientation?

If you are a new first-year or transfer student and didn't come to the last START session on Monday, September 19, please call our office at 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo to schedule an individual orientation .

Declared, but thinking about a change in direction?

It is a very common experience for students to realize that their initial major choice is not the right fit.  If that is your experience, don't panic!  UESP is here to help you figure out which major direction at OSU is right for you.  You're welcome to switch to UESP or even just consult with one of our advisors.  Either way just requires that you make an appointment.  Call our office at 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo Hall to schedule with a UESP Advisor.

Drop-in Hours

If you are currently in UESP, have already had your advising appointment for fall and just have a quick question about schedule adjustments or major exploration, come see us during our drop-in hours.  If you are making schedule adjustments, be aware of the add/drop processes and deadlines.

Registration Troubleshooting!

If you are having trouble with registration, click the "Help" button below to access our Registration Troubleshooting List.  If you are getting a Registration Error, click the "Error" button below to access the Registrar's explanation of Common Registration Error Messages. If you are returning student and haven't had your advising appointment yet, don't wait!  Call 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo Hall to get your appointment.


For students starting with or transferring into UESP in summer 2017 beyond, we now have a 4-term limit.  Click the image to learn more.

Where are you with your major exploration?

Think about the experiences you’ve had inside and outside of the classroom and how they might be influencing your thoughts on a major. Review the Exploration To-Do List as we will be talking about it in your appointment (click to get a PDF).

         UESP to-do list


Get Support with Your Studying You have resources to support you right here on campus!  Click the image to learn more about Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching Video  


Check out EXPLORE, our new Living-Learning Community in Callahan Hall

EXPLORE, the UESP Living-Learning Community

Keep up on your exploration!

We’d love it if you follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook  or follow us on Instagram – we try to use social media in addition to these weekly emails to aid you in your exploration.

Zero to Success in 77 Days

Looking to add structure to your approach to your academics?  Consider using Zero to Success in 77 Days, a week-by-week academic to do list established by OSU advisors.