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 2019 is here!

Incoming first year/transfer students for fall 2019, join us for Welcome Week Activities on Tuesday, September 24th!

12:15-1:30 pm -  Academics and OSU panel - Learning Innovation Center


3:00-4:30 pm - New Student Walk and Convocation

If you are an incoming first year or transfer student and did not attend START this summer, make sure you sign up for Welcome Week START, so we can meet with you on Monday.  Find details on how to sign up for START here.

Returning UESP Students: Are you registered yet?

Current UESP Students: If you haven’t done so already, stop by 102 Waldo or call 541-737-8144 to schedule your mandatory 30-minute advising appointment.  You can also schedule online with your advisor using Handshake (instructions below).

Online Appointment Scheduling!

You can now schedule your appointments with your UESP 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.

Having issues with registration?

Click the "Help" button to see our Registration Troubleshooting Checklist. You can also check out the Registrar's "Common Registration Errors" document.  We are also here to help!  We'll have advisors available for drop-in appoitnments during Welcome Week and Week 1 of the term:

Wednesday, September 25 - 9:00 am-Noon      

Thursday, September 26 - 9:00 am-Noon     

Friday, September 27 - 1:00-4:00 pm    

Monday, September 30 - 1:00-4:00 pm               

Tuesday, October 1 - 1:00-4:00 pm               

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.

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.



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 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.