jennifer messner

Student Success

Before coming to Oregon State, Jennifer Meissner never knew that historians travel the globe to chase their questions. Armed with three majors and unwavering curiosity, she plans to be one of them.

student musician


A new $25 million gift catalyzes plans for a complex that will bring music, theater, digital communications and visual arts into a central creative space.



Science strips away layers to see what's beneath; art builds up layers to create. An Oregon State microbiologist uses the creativity of both to fight a parasite.

Predicting trends is hard.

Making them happen: that’s a blast.

No. 1

Public research institution in the state. We chase the hard questions — climate change, public health, sustainable energy, poverty, social policy — for the benefit of all.


In 2016 research funding. More than all other Oregon public universities combined! Meaning unique learning experiences for our students. 


Global economic footprint. Our diverse community has a positive impact that extends across Oregon and the world. 

We’re OUT THERE — building a future that’s smarter, healthier and more just. We push the edges of what’s known because we have a responsibility, to our state and to the world.