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.


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
  • noon to 6:00 p.m. Saturday
  • 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday

Students accessing the SLUG are required to sign in and clean up after themselves. Anyone not following these policies may be barred from use of the facility.

The Learning Innovation Center is open Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday, noon. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Weekend access will be through the north facing doors only.

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 the Honors College via email [email protected] or phone 541-737-6400. The SLUG desk can be reached at 541-737-6455.