While parents and families of Ducks come from a diversity of backgrounds, they have one thing in common—wanting their students to have positive, successful academic experiences at the University of Oregon.
That's why we offer programs to build partnerships with our students' families, keeping them connected to the UO and each other. These relationships play an important part in keeping students on the path to earning their degrees.
Now in its third year, our Flock Talk podcast is produced with first-year students and their families in mind. We know from experience the types of questions that new Ducks have when transitioning to college, and we feature guests that inform, educate, and introduce important campus resources.
Leaving the Nest
There are a few things we recommend for families, to prepare for the beginning of school and to help first-year students transition into university life.
Create a Communications Pact
Have Important Conversations
Consult Other Families
The Office of Parent and Family Programs keeps UO parents and families engaged through communications, membership, networking, events, and philanthropy.
In addition to online resources, we have volunteers and regional representatives across the nation to keep our parent and family communities connected and involved.
Contact Your Regional Representative
Meet Tiffany Fritz
“At the University of Oregon, we know that the parents and family members of our students are invaluable partners in student success. It is our goal to keep you informed and involved as you support and encourage your student during their time at the UO. If you have any questions related to services and resources, please feel free to reach out!”
Director of Parent and Family Programs
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, priority registration to family events, and numerous discounts.
Join for a one-time $75 membership fee that helps provide increased accessibility, services, and events for families. The fee is waived for families of Pell Grant-eligible and PathwayOregon students.