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.

See below for the 2022-2023 schedule of Honors College family events. Invitations will be sent in advance with instructions on how to RSVP. All events will be at noon over Zoom. See here for video of the fall, 2022 event with OSU College of Education Dean Susan Gardner.

In addition to these, Honors College Dean Toni Doolen delivers an annual State of the Honors College presentation during winter term over Zoom. During this event, Dean Doolen shared updates about the college's progress toward its strategic priorities. Check out the video from last year's presentation here!

You can also review the slides shared at the summer 2022 family orientation sessions for incoming families and virtual sendoffs here.

Honors College Parent and Family Events

The Honors College hosts events over Zoom specifically for parents and family members each term. In 2022-2023, these events were:

  • Friday, November 4, noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation with College of Education Dean Susan Gardner. A recording of the event is available here!
  • Friday, February 10, noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation with Oregon State University Vice President for Research Irem Tumer.
  • Friday, April 21 - noon - 1:00 p.m. PT - A conversation about the Honors College thesis.

Wednesday, April 26 is Dam Proud Day 2023, the annual OSU Day of Giving. Last year, 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 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 2021 edition of Honors Link here.

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