Bringing Beaver Nation Together
University Events strategizes, plans and implements high-impact events and special projects for internal and external audiences. We create outstanding experiences that generate goodwill for Oregon State University and enhance understanding and support for its teaching, research and outreach mission.
University Events manages projects for the President's Office and University Relations and Marketing, and we work closely with the OSU Foundation and the Alumni Association to maximize opportunities to celebrate the Oregon State accomplishments. We also offer support and guidance to the campus community, including full-service event planning, answering protocol questions and providing resources to ensure a successful event.
In 2020, University Events was granted Silver certification level as part of OSU Green Office Certification program. Help OSU meet its carbon reduction goals by practicing the most sustainable options in all your activities.
We strive to produce “green” events which utilize environmentally and socially responsible methods to the greatest extent practical. They often include measures to reduce energy and water use, use local food or other products, support alternative transportation, provide composting and recycling at the event location(s) and educate event participants on what measures were taken and why. A lot has happened since 2009 when University Events started working to find ways to create what is now referred to as 'sustainable events.' Learn more about how to make your event more sustainable through tools available in our event planning guide.
Effectively investing our resources in the borrowables program saves all of OSU money. Each year, check-outs result in almost $100,000 worth of savings to departments around campus. Click on the photo to learn more!
Oregon State University has connections to critically acclaimed food and beverages, from internationally recognized artisan cheeses to market-leading microbrews. Learn about these connections and make a statement with your next menu!
Event Planner Resources
OSU Events, whether coordinated by a department, unit, student group or this office, reflect on the entire university. Every six months we gather together to learn about resources. Sign up to be notified about the next Event Planner Symposium.