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.

Welcome to winter term 2017!

Because of inclement weather and difficult travel conditions, classes will now start Tuesday, January 10.  If you haven't met with your advisor yet to plan for winter term or if you a new incoming UESP student who did not make it to New Student Orientation over the winter break, call our office at 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo Hall to schedule an advising appointment.

If you met with your UESP advisor already and need help with scheduling or have a quick question about your exploration, considering coming by our week 1 drop in hours.  A UESP advisor will be available for drop-ins the following days and times:


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 one.


Registration Troubleshooting Tips

Running into difficulties with class registration for winter term?  Click the Help image to access our Registration Troubleshooting Tips

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Exploration To-Do List

Remember that one of your responsibilities while you are in UESP is to be an active explorer.  Click on the image to get our UESP Exploration To-Do List to help guide you in your exploration!

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Get Support with Your Studying

You have resources to support you right here on campus!  Click the images to learn more.


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

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.

Tip of the Week!

Don't forget to keep checking your ONID account for important and timely messages from the university and your instructors.