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.

It's Almost Time for Meet the Majors! - Monday, October 21st, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, MU Ballroom

Did you know?...UESP Advisor Office Hours

Current UESP students, your UESP advisor has an office hour each week where they are available to answer quick questions on a drop-in basis.  See our staff list for specifics. 

Online Appointment Scheduling!

You can now schedule your appointments with your advisor using the Handshake platform.  Handshake is used by the Career Development Center as an interface to career opportunities and resources, and it also has an appointment scheduling tool.  They have graciously allowed us to jump on board and allow our student to use this tool to schedule appointments with us. 

Here are instructions on how to use Handshake for UESP appointment scheduling.     

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, stop by 102 Waldo Hall, or use Handshake (see instructions above) to schedule with a UESP Advisor.

Jump start your Major Exploration!

Need some ideas for how to explore? Click the image on the left to download UESP's Exploration To-Do List.


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.

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 Living-Learning Community in Callahan Hall

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 our weekly emails and Canvas site 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.