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Welcome Parents and Families!

The Parent and Family Programs office is here to support you as you support your student. Research indicates that family involvement contributes to student success, and students benefit when their family supports and appropriately shares in their university experience. We believe in partnering with you to support your student. 

We consider you a part of the Duck family and there are a number of ways you can get involved, stay informed, and help your student navigate college life at the University of Oregon. Whatever your needs or interests are, we hope you find what you are looking for here, but if you don't, please feel free to reach out and ask us. 

Stay Informed

Complete our sign-up form so we can keep you aware of campus news, issues, and parent and family events.

Sign Up to Receive Updates

Join Our Community

The Parent and Family Association is the best way to stay connected to the UO and other Duck families. Membership benefits include our monthly e-newsletter, discounted access and priority registration to family events, and much more. The one-time fee provides membership for as long as your student—or any of their siblings—attends the UO.

Join the Parent and Family Association

Ask a Parent

We have wonderful parent volunteers willing to talk with you about any questions you may have about the UO. Through our regional representatives, we connect you with fellow Duck parents near you, to build a network of support through the shared experience of being a part of the UO community.

Find a Fellow Parent

Get Help

The Parent and Family Programs office is here to support you. Our team is generally available Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Pacific time via e-mail or phone. We are happy to support you in any way you need, and if we can't answer your question, we will connect you with a colleague across campus who can. We value your involvement and appreciate any chance to connect. 


Parents Leadership Council

Parents Leadership Council members help us shape the student experience. The PLC meets regularly with our vice president for student life to advise campus leadership on critical decisions and issues facing our students. In addition, our Parents Leadership Council members help us encourage family engagement, cultivate philanthropic support for the Division of Student Life, and serve on a team supporting the pillars of the Parents Leadership Council—safety and wellness, leadership, and career development.

Join the Parents Leadership Council