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.

The annual State of the Honors College presentation by Dean Toni Doolen was on Thursday, March 10, 2022! During this event, Dean Doolen shared updates about the college's progress toward its strategic priorities. Check out the video here!

The Honors College spring family event on the Honors College thesis was on Friday, May 6 at noon PDT over Zoom. A recording of the panel discussion is available here.

Honors College Parent and Family Events

The Honors College hosts events over Zoom specifically for parents and family members each term:

  • Friday, November 19, noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation with College of Forestry Dean Thomas DeLuca. A recording of the event is available here!
  • Friday, February 4, noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation with Oregon State University Provost Edward Feser
  • Friday, May 6 - noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation about the Honors College thesis. A recording of the event is available here!

Wednesday, April 27 was Dam Proud Day, the annual OSU Day of Giving, and the Honors College raised almost $52,000 for differential tuition scholarships, eighth most at the university! Thank you so much to everyone who participated.

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 new 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.

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