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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 with the UO Family Portal

The University of Oregon Family Portal is your gateway to seamless communication and support. By signing up for our portal you will receive newsletters and information curated just for family members of UO students.

Stay informed about important deadlines and campus events, and discover opportunities to engage with other families through networking opportunities. With the UO Family Portal, you will have the tools and resources you need to stay connected, informed, and involved in your student’s college experience.

Sign Up to Join the UO Family Portal

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.

Learn About Evergreen Benefits

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.

Connect with a Duck 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