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.

In summer, 2021 the Honors College offered informational sessions for incoming student families to learn more about the honors experience. During these hour long Zoom meetings, families heard about degree requirements, learning outcomes and engagement and had the opportunity to ask questions. Slides are available here, and videos of two of the sessions can be accessed at the following links: July 15, 2021 and July 27, 2021.

The Honors College winter family event with OSU Provost Ed Feser will be on February 4th, 2022 at noon PST over Zoom. More information on how to register will be available soon. Check out video of the fall family event with OSU College of Forestry Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean Thomas DeLuca 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. Video coming soon!
  • 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

Additional information will be provided about how to sign up for these events in advance of the dates.

In addition, Honors College families are invited to attend HC Dean Toni Doolen's annual State of the College presentation over Zoom on March 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. PST  - a recording of the 2021 presentation is available here.

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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