We’ve reached Week 10! This week, take a break from studying and join the HC3 Honors College Community Coffee Wednesday morning, November 29 in the SLUG! As you’re wrapping up the term, also consider sharing your ideas for future honors courses and/or professors through the link below. If you’re a fluent or native Spanish speaker, consider helping out at an honors event next week, December 6, and at future HC events (see more below). Don’t forget to attend the Fall Grad Info. Night tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28, to hear some helpful information and perspectives if you’re considering grad school. And finally, check out the Campus-Wide section for some upcoming deadlines for various retreats, scholarships, and conference opportunities. Have a great last week of classes!


With a short (but busy!) week ahead of us, we have just a few new opportunities and events to put on your calendars. Registration is open for the first ever Honors College Amazing Race, which will take place January 11, as well as for campus-wide social justice retreats and alternative spring break opportunities. Next week, come to the OSU Graduate School’s Fall Grad Info. Night on Tuesday, November 28, a popular event for students in the early stages of considering graduate school. You’ll find out about benefits of a graduate degree, the admissions process, finances, and will have the opportunity to ask questions. There is also a TheSIS START workshop on November 29 next week. Also, don’t forget the upcoming deadlines for scholarship and internship opportunities below! Have a great week and happy Thanksgiving!

We’ve reached Week 8! Don’t forget to sign up for the HC Alternative Winter Break Service Trip tonight by midnight! Also, stop by West Hall today at 5 p.m. to learn about scholarships, such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Marshall, which you can apply for to fund future study abroad, research, and graduate study. On Wednesday, November 15, all MIME students can attend an info session about research opportunities in MIME—this could be a start to your HC thesis! Register below to hear about examples of past research projects, future directions for research at OSU, and funding opportunities. Later this week, we have another Dean and Friends lunch on Thursday, November 16 (see below to register), and on Friday, November 17, you can watch the final stage of the HC Next Great Startup Competition, where one winning team will be selected by a panel of judges. Finally, don’t miss the HC Fall Family Weekend tailgate this Saturday, November 18. Have a great week!

Happy Monday! There’s a lot happening around the Honors College this week. Tonight at 7 p.m., Dean Doolen will give the annual State of the Honors College presentation. Come hear about the future plans for the Honors College and stay for the Q&A for a chance to talk with Dean Doolen. You can also sign up for Lunch with the Dean this Wednesday, November 8 to share your thoughts on the HC with Dean Williams. The Winter Break Service Trip deadline has been extended to next Monday, November 13, so make sure to sign up this week! You can also sign up for the HC Sunriver Trip (in January) tomorrow, November 7 in the SLUG. Also, there are three information sessions for international learning opportunities on Wednesday, November 8 in the West Hall Lounge. If you’d like some guidance on your academic, career, and future goals, stop by the advising hours (no appointment needed) tomorrow, November 7 in Sackett Hall and Wednesday, November 8 in West Hall. Finally, don’t forget to order your HC T-shirt! Have a great week!

We have a packed Monday Message this week—there are many upcoming events and opportunities to take advantage of in the HC and around campus. This week, the main events include a registration workshop on Wednesday, November 1, and also the HC Next Great Startup Competition’s next stage, a Dean and Friends Lunch, and a TheSIS Start workshop, all on Wednesday. Don’t miss the HC workshop on using the library’s Special Collections on Thursday, November 2. On Friday, November 3, there is a virtual networking opportunity where you can learn more about careers and internships from OSU HC alumni. This week we also welcome a new assistant dean, Professor Ben Mason, who will be working with HC students on a variety of programs!


Looking ahead, check out the many new opportunities to join fellow HC students on trips and service-learning outside the HC. Many deadlines and meetings are coming up next week, so mark your calendars! Have a great week!

This week, come by the SLUG on Thursday, October 26 for a much-needed study break, and end the week with some career advice at the Dean and Friends lunch on Friday, October 27. Also, listed below are many new career, research, and travel opportunities to be thinking about. Next Friday, November 3, you have the chance to connect online with OSU/HC alumni (register below) to build relationships and ask career questions. There are also several new travel/learning opportunities: alternative winter break trip in Taos, New Mexico (meeting October 26 or 29); spring break service-learning trip building homes in Nepal; and summer trips to France and London where you can earn HC credits. Below you’ll also find information about legislative internships, weekly meetings about international opportunities for the remainder of term, a research funding and mentorship opportunity, and a service-learning scholarship. Finally, you can order your HC T-shirt from the HCSA to help fund the Differential Tuition Scholarship given to HC students each year. Have a great week!

Happy Monday! This week in the HC, we have the HC3 coffee on Wednesday, October 18, a Goldman Sachs informational lunch on October 19, and a faculty-student matching reception on Friday, October 20. Don’t forget to submit your idea to the HC Next Great Startup Competition by Friday, October 20! And new this week, read about a couple of exciting service-learning opportunities: the HC alternative winter break service trip to Taos, New Mexico (meeting next week, October 26), and the HC International Service-Learning Program in Nepal tentatively scheduled for spring break. There are also two new internship opportunities to consider, both with a November 1 deadline. Take advantage of the great opportunities in the HC and around campus, and have a wonderful week!

This week we have several new HC events to look forward to! Coming up on Friday, October 13, there’s a Portland art day trip, where you’ll have a chance to go behind the scenes of the Portland Art Museum. Also on Friday, October 13, we have another Dean and Friends Lunch event where you can learn about one HC alum’s experience and get advice on preparing for graduate school and teaching-oriented careers. (Register for both events below.) Also, you can be thinking about your entrepreneurial idea for the Honors College Next Great Startup Competition—applications are due by next Friday, October 20. And ahead this month: Celebrate fall with pumpkins, hayrides and doughnuts at the annual Pumpkin Patch Trip (sign up below!), and warm up with coffee and snacks at the HC community coffee event next week. Have a great week!


We’re off and running! As you delve into classwork this term, connect and get support through the study groups, tutoring, and advising hours available in the HC. Sign up for Lunch with the Dean this Wednesday, October 4 to get to know and talk with Dean Williams. Check out the HC trivia night on Thursday, October 5, and mark your calendars for the HC3 coffee in a couple of weeks. The first Faculty-Student Matching Reception is coming up on Friday, October 6, and the first Dean and Friends lunch is this Friday, October 6 at noon—learn about career paths and enjoy a free lunch (be sure to register). This is a great time to think about the ways you want to get involved on campus!

We hope everyone had a great first week! As you begin Week 1, check out the many opportunities to get involved in the Honors College and across campus. You’ll find meetings for the HC Student Association and leadership circle, information about HC study groups and tutors, ways to connect with faculty, a job opportunity in the library’s special collections, and many helpful workshops and resources for your research.