CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University will hold an Orange & Black Rally on campus for new students on Wednesday, Sept. 23, beginning at about 5:15 p.m. in Reser Stadium.

The rally, which follows OSU's annual new student convocation, is designed "to get incoming students excited about joining Beaver Nation and the OSU student body," according to Natalie Rooney, orientation coordinator for New Student Programs and Family Outreach.

The rally will feature appearances and brief talks by some of the head coaches in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and a class photo. A catered dinner is available for new and returning students beginning at approximately 6:15 p.m. on 26th Street, which will be closed to traffic. Tickets, priced at $8, are available online at and should be purchased by midnight Saturday. Tickets will be sold to students next week at a handful of campus locations.

There will be games, contests and music in Parker Plaza outside of Reser Stadium during and after dinner.

The community is invited to join the event at 7:30 p.m. inside Reser, when the OSU marching band performs. A fireworks program will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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Natalie Rooney, 541-737-0526,