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Your Success Begins With Connections

Cowboy Connections is a great way for freshmen to have a home-base during their freshman year. The Campus Connection Coaches (CCC)  from First Year Success can assist you with getting familiar with campus and knowing the resources available to you. 


FYS helps you be the best version of YOU

Campus Talks Video Series
Each week we’ll upload relatable videos that talk about student experiences as well as the college experience of OSU professionals and their first year.  We will talk about things like how to practice self-care and mental health with the covid19 pandemic, how to pay for college, how to get around campus, how to talk to your roommate,  how to live on your own for the first time, how to live on a college budget, how to find your squad, how to find a mentor, how to get familiar with your professors, how to keep your academics on track, how to balance school and social life, how to stay healthy, and how to find your passion.  These videos are a combination of current OSU students and Alumni as well as current OSU personnel. You will learn about many resources on campus and where to go if you need help.

Campus Engagement Incentives

Rewards for getting out of your comfort zone, meeting people, and getting connected on campus. 
All you need to do is go to events and swipe your OSU ID. You are automatically entered in a weekly drawing for prizes.  The Campus Connection Coaches will award a winner in each individual college for the first six weeks of the semester.  There is an opportunity to win each week.  The more you are engaged and connected on campus, the greater your odds of winning!  There are some great things in store for you when you try to get out of your comfort zone, meet new people and get involved.

Cowboy Connection winners

Congratulations to our cowboys/cowgirls of the week!
Every week one freshman student from each college will be recognized as the Cowboy Connection winner! Check back weekly to see who stood out among the crowd.
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