The SLUG - Honors College Student Learning Center in Corvallis

The SLUG in Learning Innovation Center 340 is the Honors College student learning space on the Corvallis campus. "SLUG" stands for Students Learning UnderGround and dates back to the Honors College's early days in Strand Agricultural Hall, when the student learning space was in the basement. Honors College alum (and current Board of Regents member) Adam Bean '00 proposed the name, and it has stuck ever since - even after the move to decidedly above ground accommodations on the third floor of the LInC.

Amenities in the SLUG include computers, free printing, study and lounge spaces, a private study room, writable surfaces, a plug-in display for group work and a small kitchen area with a refrigerator, microwave, sink and snacks. During COVID-19 conditions, capacity is limited to 40, computer availability is limited and students are expected to adhere to OSU safety policies. In addition, all Honors College students must agree with the Honors College Community Compact and follow all posted rules and instructions.

Hours

Special note - The code previously used to access the LInC after hours has been deactivated. Access is now via ID card only.

The SLUG is open during fall, winter and spring terms from the first day of classes through finals week:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday

During the term, the SLUG is open beyond the hours of the Learning Innovation Center, which are 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. After-hours access is restricted to Honors College students and requires use of an OSU ID card. If your card does not work, please notify Kevin Stoller at [email protected]. Note that the cards will only unlock doors during SLUG open hours. HC students working in the LInC outside of building hours are restricted to the SLUG, Honors College classrooms and adjoining study spaces. When entering and exiting after hours, be sure external doors close and latch. Violation of rules, bringing in non-honors students after hours may result in suspension of after-hours privileges for the entire HC community.

Students accessing the SLUG are required to clean up after themselves according to posted instructions using provided supplies.

Honors College Classrooms

During winter term, Honors College classroom spaces in the LInC - rooms 343, 345, 350 and 360 - are available for student use during the SLUG's open hours. Students who would like to use classrooms must check-in and check-out in the SLUG. Please do not use these spaces without checking in. Classrooms can also be reserved in advance in the SLUG.

If you are interested in potentially working as a student consultant in the Student Learning Center, check the OSU employment job portal. All job openings are posted in the Monday Message as they become available. 

Questions or concerns contact Judy David via email or phone 541-737-6400. The SLUG desk can be reached at 541-737-6455.