Staying Connected Parents & Families

Your student may be the one going to class and making new friends, but there are plenty of ways for you to be a part of their experience, too. Your support and continued involvement will play a key role in their success.

If you know anything about Penn State, you know we have a cheer: "We Are…Penn State." Well, now so are you!

Parents Council
Honors College sign outside Atherton Hall

Give Back Volunteer Opportunities

Support the Honors College and all of our Scholars with your time!

Admission Interviews

Parent and family volunteers assist at our alumni admissions interview days by welcoming prospective Scholars and their families, answering general questions, and sharing their own experiences with the Honors College.

Held in December

Summer Send Offs

Summer Send Offs are family-hosted events that are great opportunities for incoming first-year Scholars, and their families, to get to know each other and current Scholars and families as they prepare to begin their honors education.

Held in July/August

Parent & Family Resources

Penn State Parents Program

The Penn State Parents Program is a University-wide resource to help ensure your student's success and provide opportunities for you to stay involved.

Penn State Parents Program

Make A Difference Give to Schreyer

With your gift you can change lives and make an Honors College education possible for a student who otherwise may not be able to attend. You can finance a trip abroad that will transform a student's worldview forever. You can contribute to the longevity and vitality of the College, ensuring that the unique and distinctive opportunities currently available for Scholars will be available for generations to come. The need is great — give to the Schreyer Honors College today.

Give Now

Established by the Schreyer Parents Council, supports wellness programs in the College and promotes a positive educational environment.

Provides scholarship support for Scholars who entered the College in their second or third year at Penn State.

A resource for the Dean and Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion to provide emergency financial support for Schreyer Scholars experiencing a crisis that impacts their financial ability to remain at Penn State.

Provides flexible support to meet the current and future needs of the College.

A resource for the Dean and Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion to provide emergency financial support for Schreyer Scholars experiencing a crisis that impacts their financial ability to remain at Penn State.

Supports Scholars seeking to study, intern, serve, or conduct and present research abroad as they build their global perspective—a core tenet of the College's mission.

Schreyer Scholar Marissa Works

Schreyer helps students navigate life on campus and beyond with extremely important opportunities such as priority scheduling, smaller and more personal class sizes, and grant/scholarship funding. I was able to take on the internship of my dreams at the Kennedy Center because of Schreyer's connections and financial support.

Marissa Works '19 Music Education and Advertising/Public Relations

Staying Connected Parents & Families

Parents Council