Optional, Self-led Activities

During our March 24 self-led activity time (2:30-4pm), or before/after your time at the convening, please take advantage of some unique additional Oregon activities!

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On-campus - Corvallis: Off-campus - Oregon Coast - Willamette Valley - Portland - Eugene - Farther Away

OSU Activities:

Campus Tours:
  • Take a self-guided tour of our Oregon State University campus! Download our free self-guided tour app to tour campus on your own! The app features our very own student TOUR Ambassadors who have recorded audio for each tour stop.
  • A general, interactive campus map can be found here.
Cultural Resource Centers:
Art Galleries:
Physical Recreation:

Corvallis: Off-campus

Art, Music, Movies, and History:
Featured Shopping:
Corvallis Trails and Other Outdoor Activities:
Corvallis’ Favorite Restaurants:

Near Campus:


Farther Away:

Not leaving until the 25th, or arriving early? Consider traveling a bit to experience some of Oregon’s beauty, history, and education in other cities!

Oregon Coast (Newport area, about one hour away):
Willamette Valley:
  • Silver Falls State Park: Known as the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system featuring numerous trails, waterfalls, and scenery.
  • Riverfront Park: Located along the Willamette River in Salem.
  • Minto-Brown Island Park: 29 miles of trails in Salem. This park also serves as a waterfowl and wildlife sanctuary, which you can enjoy from the observation platforms along the sloughs. Blue herons, ospreys, squirrels, and rabbits are among the many different wetland creatures that call this park home.
  • McDowell Creek Falls: Beautiful vistas of Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls viewed from bridges and viewing decks along 3 miles of hiking trails in Lebanon.
  • Tax-free shopping at the Woodburn Outlet Mall.
A Bit Farther Away:
  • Multnomah Falls: Oregon’s tallest waterfall (two hours away from Corvallis, 50 minutes from Portland)
  • Columbia River Gorge: The largest National Scenic Area with stunning views, waterfalls, and scenery (two hours away from Corvallis, 34 minutes from Portland)
Have something else in mind, a different area you'd like recommendations for, or any other questions? Email Amanda for advice!

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Gina Galaviz Yap
Gina Galaviz Yap

Juntos Statewide Director
Cell: (541) 720-0428
Email: gina.galavizyap@oregonstate.edu 

Amanda Bielenberg-Hayes

Events Manager
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Email: amanda.bielenberg@oregonstate.edu 

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