The Honors College understands that the parents and families of honors students are vital partners in supporting student success. The HC offers resources for students and families and can also help connect families and students with other university resources. This page provides information about what is happening in the Honors College and about how you can engage with HC programs and support students throughout the academic year.

Each year, we offer a series of remote events for families on special topics. The Spring Family Event featuring a panel discussion about the Honors College thesis is on Friday, April 19 from noon-12:50 p.m. PDT over Zoom. RSVP to attend and get the link here. You can see a recording of the winter family even on student support resources at the university here and view the slides here. And the annual State of the College presentation was on Friday, February 23rd at noon Pacific Time over Zoom. A recording of that event is available here, and you can also view the slides. See below for the full 2023-2024 schedule of Honors College family events and links to recordings of past events.

Below, you can also sign up for the Honors College quarterly family newsletter. This email publication provides insight into the college, key dates and information about student opportunities.

The slides shared at the summer 2023 family orientation sessions for incoming families and virtual sendoffs are available here. These contain an overview of Honors College requirements and opportunities for students.

Honors College Parent and Family Events

The Honors College hosts events over Zoom specifically for parents and family members each term. The 2023-2024 schedule of events is:

  • Friday, November 3, noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation about Honors College classes with Associate Dean Susan Rodgers and honors faculty. View a recording here!
  • Friday, February 9, noon-1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation with Oregon State University Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dan Larson. View a recording here!
  • Friday, February 23, noon-1:00 p.m. PT - State of the Honors College presentation. View a recording here!
  • Friday, April 19 - noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation about the Honors College thesis. RSVP here!

Wednesday, April 26 was Dam Proud Day 2023, the annual OSU Day of Giving, and the Honors College raised almost $58,000 for differential tuition scholarships. Thank you so much to everyone who participated. Dam Proud Day 2024 is on Wednesday, April 24.

Parent and Family Leadership Circle

The Honors College Parent and Family Leadership Circle (PLC) leads the HC's efforts to engage student families and create an accessible and equitable college community. Members of the PLC meet quarterly with Honors College and Oregon State leadership to learn more about the university, network with other honors family members and provide feedback about the family experience. The PLC also plays a vital role in ensuring that all qualified students, regardless of financial means, can fully participate in the HC experience by supporting Honors College differential tuition scholarships.

Learn more here.

Subscribe to Updates

As a partner in your student’s education, we want to keep you informed. All families can subscribe to receive our quarterly family newsletters and Honors Link, the HC news source. Subscribers will also receive invitations to special events for honors community members and for families.

Sign-up to receive HC communications and stay up-to-date on events and activities here.

The move-in edition of the first-year family newsletter is available here.

View the 2022 edition of Honors Link here.

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