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What could you do in two minutes or less? Wait in line for your coffee order. Stretch your body. Start a load of laundry. Or make a memorable impact in the life of a current Oregon State student.

Use two minutes of your valuable time to support student success at OSU by sharing an encouraging message to students, just 255 characters or less. 

Here’s a prompt to get you started: What does your OSU degree mean to you? Your words will be a reminder of why our students started their OSU journey and all of the wonderful places it can lead.

Your note will reach students who are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic in search of kind words and advice to help them build social connections, self-confidence, time management skills, motivation and more.

Got another two minutes? Challenge your friends on social media to make a difference alongside you with this simple and quick way to spread kindness.

The submission form will close Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9:59 p.m. PT.

OSUAA reserves the right to edit your inspirational message for spelling, grammar, length and consistency, and repurpose the quotes for promotional and educational efforts online and in print.

Send Your Inspirational Message

Read Inspirational Messages from Alumni Below!


Thank you for the almost 200 alumni who participated in this effort for fall 2020 by sharing your words of encouragement for first-year on-campus and online students navigating final exams. Your messages are truly inspiring - and sure make a huge difference.