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Meet other graduate students and faculty members

The Linus Pauling Science Center on a sunny day.

Open House Weekend

The Department of Chemistry hosts the Open House Weekend each year in March to introduce prospective graduate students to our graduate program. Get ready for a fun weekend socializing with other current and incoming graduate students during department-hosted meals and discussing exciting research topics with faculty members in small group settings.

Invitations to this fully hosted weekend are usually extended to all domestic applicants that have been accepted by the department. You are welcome to contact the Department of Chemistry at for more information.

Get to know campus!

We encourage you to tour our beautiful Oregon State campus and visit the department's cutting-edge facilities and research laboratories! Department tours are facilitated during our Open House Weekend in March, but also available through the OSU Visitor's Center.

Exploring Corvallis

Corvallis is a small university town of 50,000 an hour-and-a-half drive south of Portland in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Summers are mild with temperatures of 85°F, clear blue skies, and low humidity; winter lows seldom dip below 32°F. The Pacific Northwest is famous for rain which results in lush green forests and farmland. Residents enjoy microbrews, strong coffee, and local wines with their unique Northwest cuisine. Within an hour’s drive, a parade of volcanic peaks marches through the Cascade Mountains offering rugged terrain for hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, and water and snow sports. The Pacific coast is a pleasant 50-minute drive to the west.