Check this out for information regarding living on the coast, including HMSC maps, acronyms, the Marine Studies Initiative, and news resources.
Check out this student-compiled guide to HMSC.
There are several ways to travel between Newport and Corvallis on a semi-regular basis:
Sometimes we get popular classes live streamed to HMSC so you don't have to travel to Corvallis. If there's a class you are interested in, especially if there are several students interested (use the listserv to drum up interest!), talk to Itchung. Also consult the grad student listserv for a list of previously streamed classes and general class recommendations (is it worth the drive?)]. Recently, students in the Fish and Wildlife deparment recently created a Google Spreedsheet to summarize classes that are often taken by students who are stationed at Hatfield.
We share our knowledge amongst our diverse students and also ask faculty or outside groups to present workshops whenever possible. Topics include grant writing, presentation development, statistics, job search. If you have ideas or desires for workshops, talk to Itchung. Be sure to use the listserv to ask other students for help as well.
HMSC students who are resident in Newport and employed on 0.2+ FTE assistantships each term receive health insurance from Pacific Source. Student Health Insurance information is here.
HMSC students have a free membership to Newport Recreation Center. But there are so many things to do outside :
HMSC students pay fees each term they are registered for services that may or may not be available/substitutable in Newport.
Hatfield has several email listserv's that may be of interest to students:
The Coalition of Graduate Employees has done a great job in recent years to advocate for graduate students rights has employees of the OSU.