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.
You're Part of Our Community
The Parent and Family Association connects you with other members of the Duck family and provides you with resources that help support your student’s success. Every parent/family supporter of an enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Oregon is automatically enrolled as a general member of the Parent and Family Association.
You can also elect to join the Evergreen level of membership for a one-time fee. The Evergreen “lifetime membership” includes special benefits and lasts as long as your student attends the university, as well as any of their siblings who also decide to become Ducks.
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 Duck parents near you, to build a network of support through the shared experience of being a part of the UO community.
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.