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Published: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:13:52 PDT

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Commencement Details for OSU Family Members

Mon, 17 May 2010 16:37:50 PDT

Don't forget the details as you prepare for your son's or daughter's Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 12, 2010 on the OSU Campus.

Is Your Student Graduating?

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 17:40:03 PDT

Congratulations on this exciting time in both your student's life and your life. To find out everything you need to know regarding OSU's Commencement Ceremony, visit our commencement site. Also, join us at the Official OSU Commencement Facebook page:

Mom's Weekend 2010

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:46:06 PDT

Coming to Corvallis for Mom's weekend? More information and the schedule of events is available online.

Supporting Student Research

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:13:50 PDT

OSU Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Undergraduate Research Award. Sponsored by the OSU Libraries' Advisory Council, the award offers $1000 to an upper division student and $1000 to a lower division student.

Center serves students struggling to survive

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

For some students, writing an essay or studying for an exam might be the biggest worry they face during the term. But for others, knowing where they're going to sleep, or where their next meal is coming from, is a constant source of fear and concern.

A letter from OSU President Ed Ray

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:37:07 PST

Please view the following letter from Oregon State University President, Ed Ray, regarding potential budget reductions at OSU.

POWERED BY ORANGE...Driven by Integrity

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:01:52 PST

Do you have questions about the Student Conduct process? We have answers...

What to do if..

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:54:48 PST

Many students have been feeling effects of the cold and flu season. Does your student know what to do if they get sick while on campus? Visit the Dean of Student Life website for answers to this and many other frequently asked questions.

Updated Web site

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:26:41 PDT

The OSU Parent & Family website has a new look! Please take a look to find information on visiting OSU, campus resources to help you support your student, contact information, and a list of frequently asked questions. Comments? Feedback? Please email

A Strong Start

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:26:20 PDT

Want to know how the transition to college is going for one of our new OSU students? Follow Sam, a new student blogging on our Admissions web site.(image)

H1N1 Information

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 14:15:48 PDT

OSU Student Health Services wants to make you aware of the current situation involving pandemic H1N1 influenza. Please read this important information and share it with your student.

News from the Memorial Union (MU)

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 14:12:04 PDT

Want to stay connected? Check out the MU's new blog.

Stay Up-to-Date on News for Parents and Family

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Stay in the loop with information and news for parents and families of OSU students!

Stay Up-to-Date on News for Parents and Family

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Stay in the loop with information and news for parents and families of OSU students!

Stay Up-to-Date on News for Parents and Family

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Stay in the loop with information and news for parents and families of OSU students!

Share Your Feedback with Us!

Mon, 18 May 2009 12:12:10 PDT

Do you have particular topics you would like to learn more about or Parent & Family e-newsletter story ideas? Help us tailor the Parent & Family E-newsletter to meet your needs. Please email with your thoughts, comments and ideas.

Is your Student Stressed?

Mon, 18 May 2009 12:02:30 PDT

Learn more about OSU's unique resource - The Mind Spa, a free, on-campus sanctuary for them soothe their minds, bodies and spirits.

Summer Session Reminder

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:03:41 PDT

Your students can register now for OSU Summer Session! Students can catch up or speed up in their courses and take advantage of in-state tuition for all.

Potential Budget Cuts to OSU

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:03:13 PDT

The following is a letter that was sent to your student from OSU leadership recently. If you have questions or are interested in getting involved, please contact the Director of New Student Programs & Family Outreach via email:

Mom's Weekend

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:29:52 PDT

Come and join us for Mom's Weekend May 1-3, 2009.

Summer Session 2009

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:29:26 PDT

Is your student interested in taking classes this summer? The schedule of classes for Summer Session 2009 is now available online. During Summer Session, students pay in-state tuition and can speed up in their degree programs. Registration begins April 12.

Be Knowledgable: Academics

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

Learn about the resources around OSU that can help your student succeed.

Information about Studying Abroad

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:44:21 PST

Is your student interested in studying abroad? Here is an opportunity for her or him to learn all about it.

Parents Are Key

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:43:46 PST

Marilee S. K. Muirhead,OSU's Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, writes about parents and family members as a key resource for students when it comes to alcohol use.

Looking out for the Health of Your Student

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:40:22 PST

View a message from University Counseling and Psychological Services regarding mental health and your college student.

News from Student Finance

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:11:24 PST

Our policy regarding Registration Holds for students in relation to their Student Account is changing. Read this article from Student Finance to learn more.

Top Ten Things My Parents Did to Support Me in College

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:09:17 PST

OSU graduate student Nina Gassoway, shares her list of ten things her parents did to support her college career.

2008 OSU Homecoming

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:42:35 PDT

Homecoming 2008 is approaching! The Student Alumni Association helps to involve students in Homecoming activities, as well as other events during the year.

Experience OSU 360

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:40:27 PDT

Check out campus from locations both near and far! OSU has just launched a new virtual tour. Now you can see what your student sees every day...without leaving home.

October Top-10 List

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:39:51 PDT

It's back! McKenzie Pfeifer, OSU junior, reflects on her Top-10 favorite things about Oregon State in the fall.

Residence hall move-in begins!

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:17:33 PDT

Students can begin moving in to their residence halls or cooperative houses on Sun., Sept. 21. Check out Housing and Dining's Move-in Guide for tips on how to help make your student's move-in a success.


Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:15:23 PDT

Oregon State University is preparing to welcome new students to campus and Corvallis. A full listing of over 100 activities and events can be found online.

New Campaign Highlights Mentors

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:40:55 PDT

Learn about OSU's newest campaign highlighting students and their on campus mentors.

Help! My student needs a job!

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:40:15 PDT

Is your student looking for a job? Encourage him or her to explore Beaver JobNet.

Check Out the OSU Parents Web Site

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Stay up-to-date with OSU and connect to the departments and people that play active roles in the lives of our students.

Study Abroad through OSU

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:59:51 PDT

OSU offers study abroad and international internship options for resident credit so that students make degree progress...or students can earn a second degree with the International Degree program.

Summer Session Registration

Wed, 14 May 2008 14:47:43 PDT

Looking for information regarding summer classes at OSU?

Bridge to Success Financial Aid Program at OSU

Mon, 12 May 2008 13:19:28 PDT

Oregon State University has launched a new approach to packaging financial aid for Oregon residents, effective fall 2008.

Top Ten Things to Do on Mom's Weekend

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:40:15 PDT

The students of the Memorial Union Program Council (MUPC) are excited about Mom's weekend coming up May 2-4, 2008. Here is their Top Ten list of things to do while in town for Mom's Weekend.

Mom's Weekend 2008

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Moms, family and friends of OSU students are invited to share a bit of the OSU campus with OSU students May 2-4. Activities are coordinated by the Memorial Union Program Council.

Top 10 Things I Have Learned From Traveling

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:55:56 PDT

Undergraduate student Corrie Schwab shares her insights about what she learned when traveling. If your student is making plans to travel for spring breaks, summer or even abroad next year, read this article to hear from a student "expert."

Keep Life Simple. Stay on Campus.

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 15:45:09 PDT

Many students choose to live on campus for multiple years. Here are things you and your student should consider if thinking about re-contracting with University Housing.

A Message from the Dean of Student Life

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 17:06:28 PST

The OSU dean of Student Life, Dr. Jackie Balzer, checks in to share information about campus resources.

Corvallis Most Secure Place to Live

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 00:00:00 PST

Corvallis was rated the "Most Secure" place to live in the United States in a 2007 ranking produced by the Farmers Insurance Group and Sperling's Best Places. The rankings take into account crime, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, terrorism threats, environmental hazards, air quality, life expectancy and job loss numbers.

Top Ten Reasons I'm Looking Forward to Winter Break

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:41:39 PST

Graduate Student, Marleigh Luster, writes about what she looks forward to most during her upcoming break.

Building Experience by Being of Service

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:39:50 PST

Information on how contributing to nonprofit organizations benefits OSU Students....

Parent/Family Calendar 2007-2008

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:59:58 PST

The OSU Parent/Family Calendar is now available to download on-line.

Top 10 things that interest me most about OSU

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:58:21 PST

Senior OSU student Andrew Kaiser talks about the Top 10 things he finds most interesting on campus.

Time for the Sniffles

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:56:44 PST

What should your student do if they get a case of the sniffles - or worse?

Top 10 Things Your Student Won't Tell You

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:38:08 PDT

Senior OSU student, Meagan Williams, shares her list of the Top 10 Things Your Student Won't Tell You.

Career Services for Fall '07

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:56:37 PDT

Interested to know what opportunities await your student this term in regards to their career search? This article explains upcoming events.

Reflections from a Recent Alumnus

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:53:57 PDT

James Miller, recent OSU graduate, shares his reflections on his educational experience at Oregon State.

Welcome to OSU and the start of a new year!

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 15:01:53 PDT

Larry Roper, OSU's Vice-Provost for Student Affairs, welcomes parents and family members to the new academic year.

Let's talk $Money$: Excitement runs high as a new academic year begins

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 14:57:15 PDT

Excitement runs high as a new academic year begins in Corvallis - excitement on the part of students, parents and OSU staff.

College myths exposed

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:41:15 PDT

This article, written by OSU students, explores and addresses myths you (and your student) might have heard about college.

Top 10 things I wish my parents had told me about college

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:37:07 PDT

OSU student Whitney Green reflects at the start of her senior year on things she wishes her parents would have told her four years ago.

Let's talk $Money$: How are you doing planning finances for your student?

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:19:40 PDT

We know it can be challenging to plan finances for your student, especially if 2007-08 is his or her freshman year. Those of you going into year two or beyond have it a little easier since you already have some experience with the process.

Student jobs at OSU

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:45:48 PDT

How do students find work on campus, and what is this "work-study" thing, anyway?

Top 10 reasons I love to live on campus

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:44:27 PDT

Student Scott Azor shares why he chooses to live on campus.

Web site offers valuable information for parents

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:30:28 PDT

The OSU Parent and Family site offers a wealth of information for parents and family members of students. Check out the frequently asked questions, for example.

Top 10 things I wish I'd known before starting college

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:25:00 PDT

Looking back from what she knows now, undergraduate student Lindsey Bailie shares her list.

Let's talk $Money$: As we head into summer…

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:22:58 PDT

As we head into summer, here are key ideas related to financial aid for next fall. And if you and your student are attending START this summer, be sure to attend the Dollars and Sense program!

Resource Spotlight: Career Services

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:21:50 PDT

Learn all about the OSU Career Services office and how they can help your student.

Check out the latest tips and information

Fri, 18 May 2007 09:29:57 PDT

The OSU Web Parents and Family site contains helpful tips and a variety of information of interest to anyone who has a student at Oregon State. Be sure to check it out for the latest.

Fire safety information for students

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:42:23 PDT

Jim Patton, fire prevention officer for the Corvallis Fire Department, writes about issues pertaining to fire safety and your student.

Financial responsibility for OSU students

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:41:25 PDT

Don't let your student graduate without understanding the importance of saving money, living within their financial means, managing a checking account, and understanding the credit system. Claudine Oriani, director of community education at OSU Federal Credit Union, shares ways for you to help your student with financial responsibility.

We are always looking for comments, suggestions, and submissions!

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:38:08 PDT

If you have an idea of something you'd like to see in the parent/family e-newsletter, would like to contribute, or have suggestions for improvement contact Kris Winter, director of Student Orientation and Retention at

Top 10 things to do when visiting Corvallis

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:36:55 PDT

Student Kendall Smith shares her list of Top 10 things everyone should do when they visit Corvallis.

Let's talk $Money$: Request for more information or award letter?

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:35:43 PDT

Now that OSU has begun to process 2007-08 FAFSAs, have we sent your student a request for more information or an award letter? Or has nothing gone out yet?

Mom's Weekend!

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:39:17 PDT

Family and friends are invited to share the many opportunities on the OSU campus during Mom's Weekend, May 4-6. The Memorial Union Program Council has planned and coordinated a variety of events sure to create memories for a lifetime. This year's comedy show is headlined by Caroline Rhea of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and NBC's "The Biggest Loser."

Let's talk $money$: What happens after the FAFSA is submitted?

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:55:07 PDT

So now that you submitted the FAFSA, what's next? Has your student received the SAR?

Top 10 things students like to do on weekends

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:54:02 PDT

Have you ever wondered what students do to occupy themselves on the weekend? Graduate student Tristen Shay tells you in a Top 10 list.

Let's talk $Money$: 'Tis the season for deadlines and scams

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 13:25:57 PST

Not sure how to start thinking about paying for college for next year? Are you and your student receiving mail or calls with offers for funding that seems too good to be true? Check here for more information.

It's a huge class!

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:14:08 PST

OSU professor Larry Becker shares his thoughts on how he tries to make a large class feel smaller for our students.

Ten things I learned my first term in college...

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:12:08 PST

OSU first-year student Lindsey Hoagland tells us about the top ten things she learned last term.

"A Taste of College" for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:10:56 PST

"A Taste of College" for high school students is a two-week summer precollege program hosted by OSU P-12 Outreach.

Conversation starters: Classroom courtesy

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:33:38 PST

Kevin Ahern, a senior instructor in biochemistry and biophysics at OSU, shares his thoughts about good courtesy in the classroom.

Top ten no-no's for parents of college students

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:32:34 PST

OSU junior Jonathan Boydston shares his list of no-no's for parents and family members of OSU students.

Resource spotlight: Intramural sports

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:31:30 PST

Intramural sports are a wonderful way for students to get involved and stay in shape. Look here for more information about this OSU resource.

Alcohol and my college student's life: Questions for a conversation

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:17:29 PST

This article offers tips on how to speak with your college student about alcohol use and abuse.

Conversation starter: Roommate relationships

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:58:41 PST

Your student's roommate can be a best friend and, at times, a worst enemy. This article will give you tips on how to speak with your student about the relationship with his or her roommate, in good times and bad.

Winter break: A great time to talk about summer

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:40:40 PST

OSU Summer Session provides your students a way to stay on track or even get ahead for graduation by taking summer classes on-site or online, all with in-state tuition! Plan your summer now. View Summer Session general information online now. The 2007 schedule of classes will be available Jan. 16.

Top 10 things college students need in their stockings

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:38:36 PST

OSU Senior Matt Lewis provides a helpful list of goodies all college students would want for the holidays.

Resource spotlight: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:37:20 PST

Is your student anxious? Stressed? Homesick? Click here to learn about what OSU's Counseling and Psychological Services has to offer.

Beaver Yearbook Information

Tue, 05 Dec 2006 09:38:38 PST

Looking for a unique gift for your student? Why not buy them a Beaver Yearbook?

When College Students Return....

Tue, 05 Dec 2006 09:35:55 PST

Are you ready for your student to be home over the winter break? This article contains conversation starters and tips on making this extended time back home go smoothly.

Conversation starters: colds and flu

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 12:22:37 PST

When students are away from home, they sometimes don't know how to care for themselves when hit by a cold or the flu. This article will help you support your student through the winter cold and flu season.

A student's perspective: 10 things not everyone knows about OSU, but should!

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 12:21:54 PST

Undergraduate student Whitney Green shares her top ten list titled "10 Things Not Everyone Knows about OSU, but should!"

Resource spotlight: online writing lab

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:38:19 PST

Has your student called home complaining about writer's block? Have they expressed concern about the organization of one of their papers? Help is just a mouse click away.

Thanksgiving marks turning point in lives of college freshmen

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:36:27 PST

It's Thanksgiving weekend, and here they are, your children, home from college. This, however, is no ordinary Thanksgiving. It's the Thanksgiving of their freshman year and, although neither of you knows it yet, it's going to prove to be a milestone for both of you.

OSU celebrates Dad's Weekend Oct. 27-29

Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:19:49 PDT

Sports events, a comedy show, and a variety of other activities will be featured during OSU's annual Dad's Weekend on campus.


Tue, 19 Sep 2006 14:15:13 PDT

Greetings for the new school year from Larry Roper, OSU's vice provost for student affairs.

A student perspective: advice for parents and families

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:46:55 PDT

OSU senior Matt Lewis shares his advice for parents and family members.

Parent/family campus resource tip for September

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 15:36:53 PDT

In each e-newsletter issue, we will highlight a campus resource that can help your student succeed. For our first issue this fall, we spotlight the Academic Success Center.

Know what's happening when at OSU

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 15:13:13 PDT

Mark your calendars with these important fall term dates so you can keep track of what's happening in your student's life.

Put Dad's Weekend on your schedule

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 14:44:37 PDT

Set aside Oct. 27-29 to join your student on campus for a wide range of activities during Dad's Weekend.

Career Services: Making the most of college experiences

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 11:29:19 PDT

Summer provides perfect opportunities for your student to test drive a career path he or she is considering, improve skills in communication, teamwork, and flexibility and, in short, become a more attractive employment candidate.

OSU addresses funding issues in Oregon

Mon, 17 Jul 2006 14:43:13 PDT

Are you interested in learning more about how the funding process works and how you can get involved in the state legislative process?

Last-year experience at OSU

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 14:31:21 PDT

ALS 295. Three letters and three numbers identify this course, but only begin to describe the emotions graduating seniors confront with the reality that life after college is only a few months away.

Parent and family e-newsletter is moving

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 14:30:25 PDT

Each month you can receive information in your areas of interest, whether it's news for parents and families, events and activities, athletics or specific college information. It's your choice.