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

Email us at ugr@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Deadlines and Events

  • 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 April 11th from 5:30-7:00 pm!

  • Our newest workshop, "Getting the Most out of Undergraduate Research” will take place on April 30th from 5:30-7:00pm. The workshop will provide students with information and resources necessary to enhance their undergraduate research experiences. The event will feature speakers across campus that will present information on how best to market your undergraduate research experiences (i.e. how to include it on your resume), how to find opportunities and resources for presenting your research, and how to apply to be an OSU Research or Arts Fellow (and have this designation on your transcript)! You can RSVP here.