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Rachel Wofford in front of her poster on Using Machine Learning Models to Predict Cancer Outcomes at the SIAM PNW Section Meeting at WSU Vancouver, May 2022

Rachel Wofford in front of her poster on Using Machine Learning Models to Predict Cancer Outcomes at the SIAM PNW Section Meeting at WSU Vancouver, May 2022

Make the most out of grad school

Pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics requires focus, commitment and sometimes even sacrifice. We value the mental and emotional well-being of our students and recognize the importance of maintaining a balance that includes cultural, professional and social experiences. Oregon State University offers a variety of resources that will help students to get the most out of their years in graduate school.

Graduate Student Handbook

Your handbook summarizes the rules and processes that govern the graduate career of students beginning their graduate studies with the mathematics department in a particular academic year. Under normal circumstances, these rules and regulations remain in effect until you leave the program.

Graduate Student Handbook 


When you need a break from academics, work on wellness, leadership and community through recreational sports! As a graduate student, you will have access to both Dixon Recreation Center and McAlexander Fieldhouse, where you can participate in activities from traditional fitness and group classes to sports and outdoor adventures.

Learn more about rec sports 


Navigating property rentals in a new place can be intimidating, even when you're not about to start grad school! To help make the transition easier, our graduate students have put together some useful tips on housing and living in the Corvallis area.

Find your place at Oregon State

Engagement and leadership opportunities

The Graduate Student Ambassador program is designed to connect prospective students with current Oregon State graduate students. This program provides prospective and current graduate students with positive peer relationships that promote a more involved community on campus.

The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) provides a graduate student perspective on topics related to the graduate student experience. The GSAC serves as a focus group for the Graduate School, student affairs and other administrative units at Oregon State University.

Mental and emotional health

Graduate School can be a deeply rewarding experience, but many people may also find it stressful. As such, it's important that graduate students are aware of the counseling options that they have at Oregon State University.

Disability Access Services

Disability Access Services provides accommodations like alternative testing and classroom access, as well as resources and coaching to enhance student success at Oregon State University.

Basic Needs Center

A community of peer support at the Basic Needs Center can help you find housing resources or connect you with food, emergency housing and other services. The friendly student staff at the BNC are there to guide and assist you in the face of unexpected financial challenges.