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Spread your wings
Helping your Hustlin' Owl Leave the Nest
Parents, family members, Supporters, and Guests of our new students - please join us for Parent & Supporter Orientation at Oregon Tech!

We know your support is critical to the success of your student.

We're here for you and are available to guide you along the way.

Thank you for all you do!

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Klamath Falls
Parent & Supporter Orientation Program
Join us and you will:
  • Meet our student services teams
  • Discover ways students get involved
  • Get the scoop on academic success
  • Be a part of the Oregon Tech family
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Family & Alumni Weekend
Join us and you will:
  • Have some great quality time with your student
  • Enjoy local entertainment
  • Discover Klamath Falls
  • Connect with other Owl families
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Oregon Tech Mobile App

  • Step 1: Download the App
  • Step 2: Click Get Started
  • Step 3: Select the "Family & Friends" Experience
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Frequently Asked Questions from Parents & Supporters

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Does my student have to take a Placement Test?

Placement guidelines are used to identify which courses students should take first. These guidelines help prevent students from enrolling in courses which are either too difficult or too easy. Oregon Tech offers placement for math, writing, and anatomy/physiology (format varies by test).
Read more here.
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How do accommodations work?

Oregon Tech's Disability Services office, coordinates academic adjustments and auxiliary aids for students with disabilities.
Read more here.
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Oregon Tech's Student Success Plan includes special learning communities and seminars to help smooth your student’s transition to university life and to ensure his or her academic and personal success; tutoring, mentoring, networking and other forms of assistance are available to students through the following services:

  • Counseling Services
    Counselors are available to discuss personal and academic concerns, to help students through difficulties or to make referrals, when necessary, to community resources. All sessions are confidential and free of charge as part of the Student Health Fee.
  • Career Services
    Career Services offers career advising, resume writing and job interviewing workshops, job search assistance, Career Fairs and job listings.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
    Disability Services coordinates academic, housing and program services accommodations for students with documented physical, learning, sensory, psychiatric and other disabilities.
  • Tech Opportunities Program (TOP)
    TOP is a federally funded (TRIO: Student Support Services) academic support program designed to assist highly motivated students who are also low-income, first-generation or disabled.
  • Free Tutoring is Available in All Subjects

    Peer Tutoring offers in-person and 24/7 virtual tutoring to support your courses and supplement your learning experience for students at ALL campuses. For classes that we know are very challenging, your student may also have access to a "Supplemental Instructor", who works with the professor to provide additional study sessions and help with the course content. 

Portland-Metro Student Services provides programs and services students need to achieve academic, personal and professional goals. Our programs and services are designed to provide academic support, enhance personal wellness, develop leadership and communication skills and promote a strong sense of community.

See a full list of services at the Portland-Metro campus here.

Each major has the opportunity to participate in an externship. Externship: The student is attending Oregon Tech, taking courses online or at a different campus and receiving credit for externship experience.

  • Mechanical engineering students have the opportunity to participate in MECOP which is two 6-month paid internships. Students participating in MECOP take 6-months to a year off from school to participate.

Students at Oregon Tech have unlimited access to the on-campus Career Services department. Career Services offers assistance in finding jobs both on and off campus.

The Department of Student Involvement & Belonging (SIB) is "Where Students Connect!"

We promote the holistic growth and development of Oregon Tech students through involvement and support. We create a community where all feel a sense of belonging. SIB provides opportunities for student engagement that is both beyond and interconnected with the academic experience.

  • New Student Programs: Orientation S.O.A.R.-ing Into Success, and Week of Welcome (WOW) program at the beginning of academic year.
  • Get Involved: Over 60 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) to enhance your Oregon Tech experience and make friends.
  • Leading Change: Opportunities to fine tune leadership and cultural competency skills while at Oregon Tech, and prepare for your industry-specific career as a marketable leader.
  • Give Back: Community service offerings as a Volunteer Owl to support local and campus partner communities.
  • Lean In & Stretch: Opportunities to step away from the familiar, try new ideas, experience new cultures, and learn from people different from yourself with Diversity & Belonging programs, International Student Services, and Veteran Student Services.
  • Student Resources: Connecting students with local, community-based support services in order to meet their basic needs with regards to financial instability, food-insecurity, housing needs locally, learning about navigating and applying to local, state, and federal need programs towards personal enrichment and student success. Campus-based programs for ALL students to benefit from include: Bird Feeder student food pantry, Owl Feathers Exchange clothing closet, Book Depot textbook recycling program.
  • Putting the TECH in Oregon Tech: SIB leads the management of the Oregon Tech App, a tool for students to get connected with events, and learn about Oregon Tech services, hours of operations for office and campus departments.

No, freshman are not required to live on campus. However, many new students find on-campus housing is the best way for to get involved in campus activities, meet new people, and stay ahead in classes.

Oregon Tech's Housing & Residence Life department describes many benefits of living on campus.

On-campus housing is only available at the Klamath Falls campus.

Students may select from two options for on campus housing:

  1. Residence Hall. The Residence Hall offers community style living with single or double rooms. In addition, first year students can request to be in the FYE (First Year Experience) wing for students who are looking to live with other first year students and participate in events and activities designed to enhance the first year college experience.
  2. The Village apartments offer apartment style living. Each apartment has 3-5 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms, and a shared living room and kitchen area.

You can find more information at Housing and Residence Life.

On-campus housing is only available at the Klamath Falls campus.

Students are not required to live in on-campus housing, but many students find living on campus is the best way to meet new friends, get involved in campus life, and avoid the complications of off-campus housing. The Residence Hall and the Village are only minutes from the College Union building, classrooms/labs, the Learning Resource Center, Campus Dining, and the other resources students use on a daily basis. You can find more information at Housing and Residence Life.

On-campus housing is only available at the Klamath Falls campus.