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Information for graduate students visiting campus

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Start your graduate journey in microbiology!

The best way to know if our department is the right fit for you is to come pay us a visit! We review graduate applications during winter term, and invite selected prospective students to visit campus to meet faculty and current graduate students before making our offers for graduate positions. Visiting in the fall or early January is best if you plan to begin your studies the following fall term, and our top applicants are invited to a recruitment visit day in February. If you’re applying for a future year, you may arrange a visit during any term. While you’re here, the Microbiology Graduate Admission Coordinator would be happy to discuss the application process with you.

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! Visitors are encouraged to purchase an online visitor's parking permit which can be placed on your dashboard allowing you to use any of the student parking lots on campus. Make sure to contact faculty that you are interested in working with for a discussion and tour of their lab.

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Visit us virtually

Thank you for your interest in our department! If you're not able to visit us in person, we hope you'll get a feel for our department culture, faculty and many research interests through this virtual introduction to Microbiology.

Exploring Corvallis

Corvallis, the home of Oregon State University, has charming neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown complete with many one-of-a-kind restaurants and breweries. Surrounded by beautiful natural areas and wildlife refuges, Corvallis is a great place to live if you like hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, bird watching and other outdoor activities.

Corvallis has an active and busy artistic community, involved in both the visual and performing arts, with galleries, museums and public art on display all over town. The League of American Bicyclists has listed Corvallis as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community, and Oregon State University as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly University. Corvallis is also very walkable and offers free public transit.