CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregonians can now purchase a voucher for a new, specialty Oregon State University license plate that features the university’s beaver logo and tree rings in the background.

The voucher is $40 and is available through the university here. Once 3,000 vouchers have been sold, the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles will begin manufacturing the plates, which is expected to take four to six months.

Of the $40 cost, approximately $35 will go to the university, with proceeds supporting OSU Athletics and strategic university marketing initiatives.

The current Oregon State license plate, which features the traditional Oregon plate design with the orange beaver sticker, will no longer be offered once the new plate is available. Customers with the current plate are encouraged to switch to the new plate design but are not required to do so.

The new plate was designed by a creative team at OSU. The plate incorporates black, orange and white to represent university colors. It includes the words “THE BEAVER STATE” at the bottom, referencing the university’s mascot, the state’s nickname and state flag.

The tree rings in the background are a design element used by OSU and provide a connection to the standard Oregon license plate with the Douglas-fir, Oregon’s official state tree, in the center.

Those who purchase the new plate can customize it for an additional DMV charge. They can also maintain their current six-digit license plate configuration for an additional DMV charge.

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 36,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

Story By: 

Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]


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