Access for Persons with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who need help with Office of the Registrar’s services offered through MyOregonState or Online Services should contact the Office of the Registrar in B102 Kerr Administration Building, 541-737-4331 or email

The Office of the Registrar and Disability Access Services will make arrangements for classes in accessible locations.

To obtain this publication in alternative formats, please call 541-737-4331 or email

OSU ID Card Provides Access

All OSU students may obtain a student identification card.

Corvallis Campus Students: Corvallis campus students must visit the ID Center ( in Memorial Union Room 103, after registering for classes at OSU. Photo identification is required (state-issued driver's license or ID, passport, or military ID). The OSU ID card is your official identification for using campus services, facilities (door access) and activities, and is valid as long as you are registered for classes. It is scanned at many locations to verify registration. Your OSU ID card is your meal card if you live in university housing.

MyCard is the online card office where students can submit a digital photo of themselves for their initial ID card, view their OSU ID card balance and past card transactions, add money to their OSU Orange Cash account, set up "Donors" (contributors other than themselves), and deactivate or reactivate their lost OSU ID card. Orange Cash is the campus debit account used with your ID card for copies at the library and purchasing food on campus. Orange Cash is separate from your resident hall meal plan. You can add money to your OSU Orange Cash account at the ID Center or online at See this website for more information on Orange Rewards.

Ecampus Students: Students who are studying off campus may obtain their ID card as long as they are registered with OSU. They may request a non-photo ID card to be mailed to them by calling or emailing the ID Center any time after they have registered for classes, 541-737-2493,

OSU Student ID card fees are as follows:

  • Student (original card, billed with tuition) $25.
  • Card replacements $30.
  • Affiliate (Spouse or Domestic Partner of a student) $30.

Online Access to Student Records

Students can electronically access their own student information via MyOregonState, in the student dashboard.

These services are explained below and are available 24 hours per day, EXCEPT: 11:55 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Saturday

To access your own student information, you need your ONID username and password to log in.

ONID is Your OSU Network ID

Every student is assigned an ONID account. You must activate your ONID account in order to register for classes.

To activate your ONID account, go to and choose “Sign Up For ONID” in the upper-left hand column.

ONID Email is the official communication link that the university uses to communicate with students.

Use your ONID username and password to access email, online course materials, grades, and financial accounts. Among the services you may access are:

ONID Support

Support documentation and several video tutorials are posted at the Helpdocs website (

Phone and email support for ONID is provided by the OSU Service Desk, 541-737-3474 (

Student Life Policies and Regulations

The Student Life Policies and Regulations are published separately fall term and include rules regarding academic integrity, conduct, living groups, organizations, vehicles, identification cards and policies on discrimination, records, speech activities, sexual assault, copyright, alcohol/drugs, workplace and public safety.

This information is available on the:

Regulations governing student identification cards may be found in this publication and are also available at the University ID Center, Memorial Union Room 103.

Student Right-to-Know

The graduation rate and persistence rate for first-year students who entered Oregon State University in 2012 on a full-time basis are provided in the chart below:

Graduation Rates for First-time First-year Students



First-year students who entered full time in 2012


Graduation plus persistence


Graduation plus persistence






Figures do not include students who transferred and continued to make progress or graduated from other institutions.
Source: OSU Office of Institutional Research.

Update Your Current Mailing Address

This is the only address the university will use if it needs to send you information. The university no longer maintains separate local and home student addresses. Students are responsible for making sure their current address listing is correct and for updating it at the end of each term if necessary. Students may change their current mailing address listing at the Office of the Registrar or by logging in to MyOregonState,, and under Resources clicking on 'View/Update Address and Phone'.

You will be asked to verify your address at the beginning of each term. The first time you access your student information on the Web through MyOregonState, you will see a message asking you to change or confirm your address. Please update your address information at that time.

Certification of Enrollment or Degree

Verification or certification of enrollment is for students needing proof of enrollment or degrees for financial aid, insurance, employment, or other reasons.

You can do it on the Web:

Students requesting certification of enrollment or degrees earned spring 2000 to the present may obtain the information by:

  • Printing a current term schedule by logging on to MyOregonState, clicking Academic Resources, and clicking View Your Class Schedule in Detail.
  • Printing a certification at no cost from the National Student Clearinghouse by accessing it through MyOregonState.
  • Printing a certification from the National Student Clearinghouse at and using a credit card to pay for the service.

Students requesting certification of enrollment prior to spring 2000 may obtain the information by:

Forms submitted to the Office of the Registrar are sent to the National Student Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will provide a certification report that comes closest to providing the information you desire. They will not complete your form. All such certifications are official and need no further institutional signatures or seals.

Only those certification requests that require information not in the possession of the National Student Clearinghouse will be handled by the Office of the Registrar In many cases, an official transcript will meet the needs of your request. We are unable to complete agency forms.

To learn more about the National Student Clearinghouse, visit their website at or contact them at 2300 Dulles Station Blvd., Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20171. Telephone: 703-742-4200 (8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST), FAX 703-742-4239, or email:

Loan companies, other agencies, and even parents can contact the NSC directly for enrollment verifications.

Please include your legal name, social security number, and date of birth on all correspondence as well as the mailing address of the recipient for the verification.

Access to Registration Information

Use a secure Web browser. Use the Office of the Registrar's home page to find the following information:

Academic Regulations

Regulations for registration, adding and dropping classes, grades, withdrawing from classes, auditing, and other important regulations.

Academic Calendars


Distance Education

Ecampus offerings at

Enrollment and Degree Verification

Verification of your enrollment or degree earned (for insurance or other purposes).


Exam schedules and policies

Fees and Fee Payment

Fees and tuition

Financial Aid

Financial aid

General Catalog

Academic programs, departments, course descriptions

Priority Registration

When to register for classes

Registration Information

Deadlines, ONID, PINs, advisors, eligibility to register, late registration, registration on the Web, students with disabilities registration assistance

Schedule of Classes

Detailed information on class availability, baccalaureate core, courses currently taught, class instructors, class times and days of the week


Use your MyOregonState account to access your personal records, change addresses, view holds, order a transcript. Use your PIN for Web registration, add/drop, course withdrawal.


How to obtain a copy of your official academic record (transcript) and how to have a copy of it mailed.

Also on the Office of the Registrar’s home page, check out the Student Information section for information on academic standing, confidentiality of records, veterans’ information, and other useful information.

Online Student Authentication for Students Taking Ecampus Courses

Oregon State University Ecampus may begin requiring online student identity verification for select Ecampus courses and eventually all Ecampus courses.

Why implement online student ID verification?

Online student ID verification recreates the idea of a traditional school ID card and will help ensure the investment in your education by protecting the integrity of our programs and degrees, guarding against financial aid fraud and meeting or exceeding U.S. Department of Education regulations for Title IV financial aid eligibility.

How does it work?

If a course requires online student ID verification, a note will appear in the comments sections of the Course Catalog and the Ecampus Schedule of Classes indicating the requirement.

Identity verification may occur randomly throughout the term within your Canvas course, and may be embedded in quizzes, assignments, discussion boards or at any location in the course material.

Visit for more information.

Or contact Ecampus at:; 541-737-9281.

OSU Alert Notification System

The Alert website ( keeps the OSU community apprised of emergency situations related to campus and serves as an entry point to the OSU Alert Notification System. You can use the portal link on this page to provide emergency contact information in order to receive proactive notifications in the event of an emergency and you can visit this website to get regular updates. This system allows public safety officials to create emergency alerts that contain a recorded voice message, an email message, and a text message and send them to the current database of contact information for all employees and students. In crisis situations, the system will try all means of contacting each person in the database, and uses sophisticated means to verify contact so that we know we have reached everyone we could.

To verify your emergency contact information, go to Sign in with your ONID login and password, and review/update contact information. It is recommended that you add a cell phone or other text-capable device to receive an urgent message if an incident is under way. Additional features are now available.