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. See below for the full 2024-2025 schedule of Honors College family events. The annual State of the College presentation will be on Wednesday, March 5th at noon Pacific Time over Zoom. A recording of last year's event is available here, and you can also view the slides.

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.

If you wish to register for a 2024 Summer Sendoff event for incoming students and families, you can do so here. There are in-person and online sendoff opportunities. These optional events give students and families a chance to connect with each other and current members of the Honors College community in advance of fall term.

You can also review the slides shared in the summer 2024 family orientation sessions and virtual sendoffs here (Spanish language version here).

Honors College Parent and Family Events

The Honors College hosts events over Zoom specifically for parents and family members each term. The 2024-2025 schedule of events is:

  • Friday, November 15, noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation about Oregon State University career development resources with Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Career Development Brandi Fuhrman
  • Friday, February 7, noon-1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation with Oregon State University Office of Institutional Diversity
  • Wednesday, March 5, noon-1:00 p.m. PT - State of the Honors College presentation. View a recording of last year's presentation here!
  • Friday, April 18 - noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation about the Honors College thesis. View a recording of last year's presentation here!

Dam Proud Day 2025 is on Wednesday, April 30. Last year, the Honors College community made over 100 gifts and raised more than $50,000 in support of Honors College scholarships!

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.

View the 2024 edition of Honors Link here.

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