College Exploration Resources

When you think about college what comes to mind?

Is it a four-year university? A two-year community college?

Let’s take a closer look at exploring how decisions are made!

There are many reasons students want to further their education after school. Here are just a few.

  • My parents went, it’s a family tradition.
  • I know I need a college degree to pursue the career I want.
  • I’m not sure, but I know that at some point I can use a degree to launch me into a career, I’m looking for opportunity.
  • I want to be the first in my family to go to college, I want to start a new tradition.
  • I want to make a lot of money.
  • I want to make new friends and connections.

Virtual College Campus Visits

Central Oregon Community College-Bend

Chemeketa Community College-Salem

Linn Benton Community College-Albany

U of O


Eastern Oregon

Southern Oregon

Western Oregon


Before you decide on a college, you should explore and make sure that your interests, talents, and aptitude match the college of your choice. Here are a few articles that may be helpful:
Researching colleges, here are some helpful links:


The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.


High School Partnerships

Chemeketa Scholars 


  How to Register for class 

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 Oregon Universities Virtual Tour


We hope this email finds you well. The eight public universities in Oregon are teaming up to bring the Oregon Public University Tour to the virtual world! Event registration will be available soon but we wanted to get this event on your calendar now so you can help spread the word on this opportunity. 

During this virtual program, students will be able to learn about the benefits of staying in-state for their college degree and become more familiar with the options available to them. Following a brief introductory presentation, they will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions to get more details about the school they are interested in. 

Dates and Times

Event #1 – Tuesday, April 6th @ 4:00pm

Event #2 – Wednesday, April 7th @ 1:00pm

Event #3-  Wednesday, April 7th @ 6:00pm

Sample Schedule

Introduction to the Oregon Public Universities- 20 minutes

College Information Session #1 – 20 minutes

College Information Session #2 – 20 minutes

College Information Session #3 – 20 minutes

For more information about the event, and to access registration when it opens visit: All participants will need to register individually.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let us know! 

Take care and stay healthy,


Alona Jackson

Admissions Counselor

Group Visit Coordinator

Office of Admissions

Mobile (458) 207-6187

Southern Oregon University | 1250 Siskiyou Blvd | Ashland OR 97520