CORVALLIS - Oregon State University is hosting a series of Spring and Saturday visits that give prospective students and their families the chance to learn the basics of university life.

Dates set aside for Spring Visits include Feb. 17, March 24 and April 11. The February visit coincides with the Presidents Day holiday, while the March visit is scheduled when many high schools and community colleges are out for spring break.

Saturday tours are less formalized, but can offer opportunities to talk with OSU students and faculty, as well as learn about student organizations and involvement activities. Saturday tours are scheduled Feb. 22, March 15, April 26 and May 17.

All programs are free. For information and registration, contact OSU Student Visitor Center at 800-291-4192 or 541-737-2626. Information is also available on the World Wide Web at Spring Visits begin at 11:30 a.m. with optional tours of OSU facilities.

The events offer an opportunity to spend an afternoon meeting with OSU students, faculty and staff. Activities include workshops for transfer students, academic college presentations and overviews of OSU's University Honors College, international opportunities, housing and dining, financial aid, and multicultural opportunities. There will also be sessions that encourage students, parents and family members to ask questions about university life.

Students unable to attend the sessions can schedule weekday campus tours.

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Admission and Orientation, 541-737-2626