Monday Message Week 11

HC Announcements and Events THIS WEEK! Open House Celebration for Fall and Winter GraduatesAre you graduating this fall or winter? Join the HC on Thursday, December 8 to celebrate the accomplishments of honors students graduating at the end of this term. There will be opportunities for photos, gifts and light refreshments. Students and families are welcome to drop in […]

December 5, 2022

HC Announcements and Events

THIS WEEK! Open House Celebration for Fall and Winter Graduates
Are you graduating this fall or winter? Join the HC on Thursday, December 8 to celebrate the accomplishments of honors students graduating at the end of this term. There will be opportunities for photos, gifts and light refreshments. Students and families are welcome to drop in to visit with the Honors College deans and staff any time from 3-4:30 in LInC 343. Please RSVP here and fill out a short form here about your post-graduation plans!

THIS WEEK! Fall Term Course Evaluations Due Soon
The end of fall term is almost here, which means it’s time to complete your Honors course evaluations! Did you love — or not love! — a particular HC course? Providing your feedback via these evaluations is a way for you to impact future offerings and have your voice be heard. It’s quick, it’s confidential and it matters! All instructors will be sent a summary of their course evaluations after final grades have been submitted. Click here to submit your evaluations before the end of finals week.

Honors College TikTok
Looking for more Honors College content in your life? The HC now has a TikTok! Follow us @osuhonors! Want to be in one of our TikToks or have an idea? Email

Write for Inside Scoop
Do you have any tips for younger HC students? Do you have a unique HC experience you want to share? Do you want to have a piece of your writing published on the Honors Link blog? Apply to write an article for the HC’s Inside Scoop series. These are short (500-1000) word articles that capture aspects of being an honors student. Submit an article pitch here and get the inside scoop from other students on our blog.

Submit Nomination for Student Spotlight
The HC is currently accepting nominations for students to feature in the Student Spotlight series. If you know of a student who you think deserves recognition submit their name and the reason for the nomination here.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities

NEW! Gender Advocacy and Inclusion Network Scholarship Opportunity
PCOSW is offering scholarships to the 2023 Gender Advocacy and Inclusion Network (GAIN) in Higher Education conference.  Please consider applying if you’d like to attend, and share with your networks. OSU faculty, professional faculty, staff, students and OSU community members are eligible to apply.

Bring your Paying for College Questions to CAFE!
Bring your FAFSA/ORSAA or any paying for college questions to OSU’s Center for Advancing Financial Education or CAFE, drop-in hours, Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in-person (currently Austin Hall room 173 – but locations may vary – check website for specific locations each week) or virtually in the Zoom room.

SNAP Outreach at the BNC
Students may be eligible for $234 a month in grocery funds! SNAP is a federal nutrition benefits program, and the Basic Needs Center Center at Oregon State assists with applications! For more information visit the SNAP link here

HC Differential Tuition Emergency Grant
The Honors College encourages students experiencing unusual financial challenges to apply for a one-term Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant of $500. This is not a scholarship and is designed to provide short-term, immediate support. Contact or an Honors College advisor with questions.

HC Experiential Award Application
Honors students who have submitted a thesis proposal are eligible to apply for an Honors Experiential Scholarship of up to $750 in support of participation at a professional conference or engagement in thesis research. Contact Kevin Stoller at with questions.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

NEW! Volunteer with INTO OSU
Winter term orientation is coming up and INTO OSU is looking to recruit student volunteers to help with new international students! You can sign up through the link here. Any help will be highly appreciated! Orientation will happen from Monday, January 2 through the Friday, January 6.

NEW! Apply for the “Robotics in the Real World” Summer REU
Applications are now open for the Oregon State University (OSU) “Robots in the Real World” summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site. You can learn more about the program here. This year’s program will run from June 26 to September 1, 2023, on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, OR. We offer research experiences in all areas of robotics for undergraduate students with backgrounds in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields. Applications will be open here until Friday, February 10.

Now Hiring OSU TOUR Ambassadors
The Welcome Center is currently hiring undergraduate students to be TOUR Ambassadors! Our ambassadors represent Oregon State University through a variety of prospective student recruitment events. You can find more information about the position, including the hiring timeline, on our website.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

THIS WEEK! Be Part of a Children’s Book About Transracial Adoption!
Are you part of a transracially adopted family? Be part of an HC student’s thesis project, a children’s book on transracial adoption! The purpose of the children’s book is to help transracially adopted families navigate their unique, special and sometimes challenging experience. It will also highlight and represent the diversity of different experiences that exist within transracial adoption. As a participant in this project, you will fill out this quick Interviewee Consent Form and Pre-Interview Questionnaire –both invaluable in shaping the thesis and book– and you may be invited to participate in an optional interview (this process ends on Saturday, December 10 at 11:59 p.m.). All participants are also entered to win a $50 gift card.

Borrow Calculators and Tools for Academic Success from the Valley Library
Do you need a scientific, financial, or graphing calculator? The Valley Library has calculators to loan. The library also has loanable tools such as laptops, tablets, and computer accessories like chargers, headphones, flash drives, ergonomic mice, and more—for all your midterm and finals needs! For more information click the link here

Togetherall: New Mental Health Resource for OSU Students
Togetherall is a safe, online community to share anonymously and get support to improve mental health and well-being. The Togetherall community is available 24/7 and is monitored by licensed mental health practitioners. Join the community and learn more here

HC Resources

The Honors College main office in LInC 450 is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. HC staff is on hand during business hours to assist with questions, help with scheduling appointments or just chat and share some free candy. You can also get in touch with the main office by contacting or by calling 541.737.6400. 

  • The student computer lab and lounge (the SLUG) on the third floor of LInC 340 will be open:
    • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
    • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday – noon- 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday – 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

These resources are available throughout the term.

“Forgot Your Lunch?” Station Available in SLUG
The Honors College is back with a “Forgot Your Lunch?” station for you to have a snack or light lunch if you ever need it. Whether you need food because you forgot your lunch, are low on money or simply need a snack, please help yourself to this free resource. The resource is self-serve and can be accessed any time that the SLUG is open in the kitchen area.

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