Winter term is ramping up with assignment due dates, midterms, and other deadlines on the horizon. The cold, grey weather can definitely make motivation extra hard to come by, so be sure to seek out and plan activities that give you the boost you need.

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Reminder of Important Winter Term Dates

Withdraw from a course for 50% refund: Sunday, January 29 @ 11:55 pm

S/U (change of grade basis) deadline: Friday, February 24th at 12 pm

Withdraw from an individual course deadline: Friday, February 24th by 11:55 pm

Spring Term registration begins: Sunday, February 26th

Advising FAQ

Q: I keep hearing that I need to complete experiential learning credits for my major. Where can I learn more?

A: The majority of PHHS majors/options require some form of experiential (hands-on) learning credits. Typically these credits come in the form of internships or practicums, but there are some opportunities to have research or special projects count depending on your interests and availability. Most students complete their experiential learning credits during the second half of their degree, but some opportunities are available before that.

The best place to start your independent research regarding experiential learning is at where each major and the available options are listed. Your academic advisor is also a great resource to learn more about these options and discuss which might be best for you.

PHHS Club Spotlight- Human Development & Family Studies Club

The Human Development and Family Sciences Student Club is for all students, regardless of major, who are interested in learning more about human and family development and in gaining skills and knowledge to help improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

The club organizes several activities each term, including professional development, service, and recreational events. The club is a great way to meet students in the HDFS Program, build your resume, and gain experience for graduate school or work beyond college.

Follow them to learn more about upcoming meetings and events on Instagram, Facebook, and the club website.

Resource Spotlight: Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU App

Finding time to focus on your mental health can be tough, especially when it comes to finding local providers. The Anytime Anywhere app gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, 24/7 access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor (MySSP stands for “My Student Support Program”). The app makes it easy to schedule short-term counseling appointments with the same ongoing counselor and provides educational materials covering mental health topics. Students can communicate with a counselor in five different languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish or English); additional language options are available upon request. Students can download the Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU and learn more about the service at

Upcoming Virtual Event

Ask Alumni Event: Turning health and technology skills into in-demand careers– Wednesday, February 1st from 5:30-6:30 PM

Ask Alumni is a collaborative digital event between the OSU Alumni Association and the OSU Career Development Center where students have an opportunity to listen and engage with recently graduated alumni that discuss—via a panel format—their career path and experience after leaving the CPHHS, provide insight on skills needed to thrive in their respective fields, answer students’ questions during a facilitated Q&A session, and network afterward (for those who wish to do so).

Learn more about the former PHHS students/OSU Alumni who will be speaking and RSVP at

Summer Research Opportunities

The University of Nebraska- Lincoln is offering several 10-week, intensive undergraduate research programs this summer. Students get the opportunity to learn and conduct research in our state-of-the-art facilities while previewing graduate school life at a Big Ten institution. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities. Research topics include health equity, virology, crop-to-food innovation and more and students can apply for up to 3 different research groups.

Priority review of applications begin Wednesday, February 1 and all applications are due by Wednesday, March 1.

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