The project will transform Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium into a national best-in-class football facility with year-round programs and facilities for all OSU students, faculty and staff.
STUDENT WELCOME CENTER
A new state-of-the-art, interactive Student Welcome Center will serve year-round as an on-campus first stop to introduce prospective new students and their families to Oregon State University.
The welcome center will be located within the southwest corner of Reser Stadium and also will serve game-day fans and other university visitors year-round by sharing examples of OSU’s extraordinary teaching, research and discovery, and community outreach that serves Oregon, the nation and the world. Additionally, the welcome center will offer conference and meeting facilities for use by faculty, staff and students.
Within the welcome center, prospective students and their families will receive an introduction to the many excellent undergraduate and graduate degree programs OSU offers. Multi-media and interactive displays will introduce visitors to OSU faculty, alumni and university stakeholders who have contributed to community progress, environmental stewardship, culture and economic prosperity since 1868. Campus tours for prospective students and their families will be conducted from the welcome center.
A new campus wellness clinic will be located along the southeast side of Reser Stadium and serve as a campus hub to provide students, faculty, staff and community members with year-round access to expanded health care and wellness services.
The wellness clinic will continue and expand existing Corvallis campus student health services, and in collaboration with a Corvallis area community health care provider, provide primary clinical care and urgent care services within the wellness clinic.
The clinic is anticipated to be a four-story building of approximately 32,000 square feet. OSU and the health care partner will have shared spaces on the building’s first floor. The health care provider will lease the second floor, and OSU Student Health Services will occupy the third and fourth floors.
The university and community health care provider will explore offering educational and internship opportunities for students and collaborative research engagement opportunities involving OSU faculty and students, medical doctors and staff.
Funding for the wellness clinic will be provided by current student fees, insurance billings and leasing revenue to be paid by the community health care partner, and as a result, will reduce pressure to increase student fees for wellness services.
TIME TO FINISH WHAT WE STARTED
Groundbreaking will immediately follow completion of the 2021 season.
Construction will continue through the 2022 season, which will be played at Reser Stadium.
Reser Stadium will be finished in the summer of 2023, in time to open a completed stadium for the football season.
COMPLETING RESER INSIDER
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By completing Reser now we ensure the long-term financial sustainability for the OSU Athletics Department and all student-athletes. Increased revenue will provide financial stability throughout OSU Athletics where 70% of the revenues required to operate 17 women and men’s varsity sports are generated from football and Reser Stadium activities.
Scott BarnesOregon State V.P., Director of Athletics
This is a game changer for our football program. We want to show our recruits that Reser Stadium is intertwined within our community and campus every day of the year. As we bring families and recruits to campus, they will see the construction of the stadium and see the momentum of this program.
Jonathan SmithHead Football Coach
Having experienced three Division I universities as a student and faculty member, I appreciate athletics’ contribution to the overall university and the OSU community. Athletics can drive exposure, engagement and support for the university. Completing Reser will not only provide support for Beaver football, it will provide a wellness clinic for Corvallis campus students and OSU faculty and staff, and an exciting welcome center to help attract prospective students to attend OSU.
Becky JohnsonInterim President, Oregon State University
We are grateful to donors to the Completing Reser Stadium project. Their gifts – including the historic $50 million lead gift – are examples of the recent incredible fundraising momentum for Oregon State University. This project was made possible by the immediate response from approximately 20 donor families, the majority of whom also generously support the university’s academic programs, faculty and scholarships. Their investments demonstrate enthusiasm for OSU Athletics’ trajectory and the future of the entire university.
Shawn ScovillePresident & CEO, Oregon State University Foundation
OSU RECEIVES $50 MILLION LEAD GIFT TO COMPLETE RESER STADIUM, ENABLE YEAR-ROUND UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
CORVALLIS, Ore. – An anonymous donor has made a historic $50 million lead gift to transform Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium into a national best-in-class football facility with year-round programs and facilities for all OSU students, faculty and staff.
The $153 million project, which will fully renovate the stadium’s west side, received approval by the OSU Board of Trustees Finance and Administration Committee on Jan. 28 to enter into the design phase. Plans call for final approval of the project to be considered by the board of trustees at its May meeting.