Simplify life. Fire up the mind. Let the heart teach the hands and the hands teach the head. Every autumn since 1975, several dozen college students from across the country have taken a step “out of the current” for an unusual semester of vigorous intellectual exploration. Students earn 17 credits, but focus on one topic of study at a time. Daily reading, small group discussion, and one-on-one conversations with faculty members comprise the heart of the OE program.
JOIN US FOR A SEMESTER IN THE OREGON CASCADES
The Oregon Extension offers a fall semester of accredited college studies for the student who wants a more HANDS-ON, HONEST, CONNECTED, AND DEEPLY ENGAGED LEARNING EXPERIENCE in an intentional community setting. Settle into our mountain hideaway in the southern Oregon Cascades for a four-month conversation with professors and peers who love to read books, ask big questions, confront big ideas, and get closer to the land. Explore this unique alternative semester for honest seekers.
The Oregon Extension is for the student who does not want to say, on graduation day, “It happened so fast. I know a lot of things, but I’m not clear on why they matter or what I can do about any of it.”
Looking toward the fall and uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic: the OE is geographically blessed with being a very secluded location in the mountains.
We are thinking through the protocols and precautions that will be needed to maintain a virus-free environment on our campus now and into the fall. As of April 9, it is our intention to have a full fall semester here in 2020. To have a better idea of the reasons that inform this intention, go here.