To facilitate the ongoing sharing of information, OSU has established a COVID-19 website (also linked directly from the university’s home page). The COVID-19 website provides detailed and updated information; links to OSU, local, state and federal resources; and has frequently asked questions. We ask that you regularly check this website for important updates. 

The Honors College is committed to supporting students during this time and continuing to provide unique opportunities, resources and support. We will provide updates here, on our social media and via email as new information becomes available. 

We know this may be a stressful and confusing time, but we are here to assist you. All members of the Honors College community who have questions, concerns or challenges can email us at [email protected] or call us at 541.737.6400.

Winter term hours - 1/4/2021

The Learning Innovation Center, the Honors College office and the SLUG are all currently open. The LInC is open M-F 6:00-6:00, the Honors College office is open from 8:00-5:00 and the SLUG is open during its normal operating hours. Honors College students can enter the LInC when the SLUG is open but the building is closed using their OSU ID cards. If you are having trouble accessing the space, email Kevin Stoller.

Winter break - 12/11/2020

The SLUG and the Learning Innovation Center will be closed from Monday, December 14 through Sunday, January 3. During this time, contact the Honors College office at [email protected] or 541-737-6400. Responses during the weeks of December 21 and December 28 may be delayed.

Hours during statewide pause - 11/20/2020

The SLUG will remain open and on its normal schedule, with the exception of the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend, through the Friday of Finals Week. It will then close for winter break. The Honors College office will be open, with some limited exceptions, excluding the Thursday, 11/26 and Friday, 11/27.

SLUG after hours access - 10/16/2020

Special note - Due to ongoing issues with the ID card readers, the numerical code emailed to students at the beginning of the term will continue to provide after hours access to the LInC during SLUG open hours until further notice.

Fall Plans - Message from Dean Doolen - 08/12/2020

Dear Honors College students,

I am writing to follow-up on the message sent yesterday by President Alexander and Provost Feser announcing that most fall term courses offered on the Corvallis campus will be delivered remotely. I recognize that the information in this message might leave you with questions about what the Honors College experience will look like in the fall. As is the case across campus, most Honors College sections will be offered remotely. Courses offered on-site will primarily be those that have a heavy experiential learning component, such as our labs and field courses. We are working closely with our honors faculty to ensure that remote learning experiences remain engaged and distinctive and on-site classes follow safety guidelines.

While many students will choose to live and study at home, I also know that some of you will be returning to Corvallis to take on-site courses or to conduct research, as campus-based research activities and fieldwork will continue to follow existing resumption guidelines taking place as local conditions permit. The Learning Innovation Center (LInC), the HC offices, and the SLUG will remain open in the fall to provide students with support, services, and study spaces. Co-curricular activities and HC advising will be offered both in-person and remotely. Our plan for these services will respond to current health conditions and public health guidelines, and we will take all precautions to minimize student, staff, and faculty risk of exposure to COVID-19.

To learn more about what fall term will look like across campus, visit the university’s COVID-19 Safety and Success website, and watch this video.

I know we all hoped that fall term would be different, but that is not possible, given the continued need to reduce density on campus and minimize the spread of COVID-19. We learned many lessons from our fully remote spring term and are hard at work planning compelling courses and co-curricular activities that will benefit both on-campus and remote students. We look forward to assisting you in your continued educational success in the Honors College and at Oregon State University. Please reach out to your HC academic advisor or the HC office with any questions.

Update - 4/10/20

During the period of time the SLUG is closed, the Honors College will provide students with a BeaverPrint credit of $25 upon request. Email [email protected] if you are interested in receiving this support.

Students who are experiencing financial difficulties this term are encouraged to apply for an Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant. During this time, applications from all current HC students will be considered for one-term grants of up-to $500.

Update - 3/20/20
A Message from Dean Doolen
The last weeks have been a stressful, confusing, and challenging time for all of us. We’ve had to revise our expectations for the coming term – and then revise them again as the situation changed. Activities and events we’d been looking forward to for months or even years have been postponed or canceled. Although we know this period of uncertainty will eventually end, none of us knows how long our lives and plans will be disrupted.

Our feelings of anxiety, and even loss, are normal under the circumstances, but they do not have to define all aspects of our term. Much will be different, but our commitment in the Honors College to helping each member of our community thrive and succeed has not changed and will not waver. Our advisors are ready to meet with you remotely; our faculty and mentors are ready to support you in the classroom and in your thesis research; and our entire honors team is ready to help you continue moving toward your long- and short-term goals. The Honors College is ready to meet you, wherever you are and in whatever way you need.

As a small, flexible, and creative community, we can do things the wider university cannot. We will be developing new opportunities, activities, and initiatives. Along the way, we may even discover new ways of knowing ourselves and one another. I encourage you to take advantage of honors resources and opportunities this term, to lean in rather than pull back.

In the months ahead, we will face challenges. But we will overcome them. If you are struggling, reach out. If you have ideas, share them. I have never felt more fortunate to be a part of the Honors College community. We are here for you.  And we can do this, together.

Update - 3/25/20

A Message From the Honors College

The last weeks have been a confusing, stressful and upsetting time for many of us. The situation has changed rapidly, and in response to Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s executive order this week, the Honors College main office and student learning space in the LInC – the SLUG – have now been closed until further notice. HC resources, though – including advising, thesis and curricular support, community activities, tutoring and study groups – have not been closed. All honors students can still set up advising appointments or contact any Honors College staff member. We will keep you notified about events and opportunities, as well, as we work together to create new ways of maintaining the sense of community that makes the Honors College special – wherever we happen to be working and living. Although this is a difficult time, we are committed to continuing to support the success of every Honors College student. Here you'll additional information about resources, but if you have any questions, concerns or challenges, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Update - 3/24/20

In response to Oregon Governor Kate Brown's executive order executive order from March 23, 2020, the Honors College office and facilities, including the SLUG student learning center, are closed until further notice. During this time, HC staff and resources will continue to be available to all students, including advising, community support, tutoring and study groups. You can contact us at 541.737.6400 or [email protected] for general questions. You can make an advising appointing by calling 541.737.6414, or you can set up a remote session online.

Update - 3/20/20

The deadline to complete an Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship for 2020-2021 has been extended to April 12th, 2020. Continuing students can apply through ScholarDollars by completing the Honors College application and applying to the “Oregon State University Differential Tuition Scholarship.” All continuing students who wish to be eligible for a tuition scholarship from the Honors College in 2020-2021 must apply by April 12th! Incoming students are not eligible for this scholarship.

We also want to make sure that you are aware of the option of applying for an Honors College Differential Tuition Grant for spring term, 2020. These grants are for students who are experiencing particular difficulties in paying the HC differential tuition. The Honors College does not want inability to pay differential tuition to be the determining factor in whether a student graduates from the college or continues as an honors student. We encourage all students considering withdrawal for financial reasons to submit a grant application here. If you have any questions, please direct them to [email protected] or an HC advisor.