Beaver Family Connections

Bring your lunch from 12-1pm and join in on interesting topics and discussions related to your child's development and your family health and well being. There will be a Baby series (0-3 years), Childhood series (school aged children), Tween/Teen Series (12+) as well as general topics. For a schedule visit

For information that has been shared at past sessions, click here.

    BABy @ OSU

    Join us for a workshop designed for employees and students who have taken a leave of absence for the arrival of a child. At the workshop, parents will have the opportunity to learn about supports for families at OSU, connect with other parents returning to campus, and hear information about transitioning into parenthood and back to work or studies. Bring your partner or spouse and of course babies are always welcome! To see when the next workshop is visit or contact the Family Resource Center at 541-737-4906 or [email protected].

    The workshop takes place winter and summer at Champinefu Lodge from 9am-1pm complementary lunch provided!

    Family Resource Center Lending Resources

    We have children activity backpacks that you can checkout that contain age appropriate toys and activities. We also have a many parenting books that you can check out. Visit us in Champinefu Lodge to checkout some of the materials!

    Money Saving Tips

    Having kids is expensive, find out some money saving tips for you and your family!

    Parenting Success Network

    The Parenting Success Network is a coalition of organizations in Linn and Benton counties dedicated to strengthening and supporting families. Network organizations provide educational programs and support services to enhance parents’ ability to raise healthy children in caring homes.

    For more information and to view upcoming classes visit their website.

    Foster Parent Connections

    Join a group of OSU students and employees who are currently, or plan to, care for a foster child. This group meets throughout the year to network and learn about resources that pertain to being a foster parent.

    To find out when the next meeting is, please email [email protected].

    Understanding the Different Types of Care

    There are many different kinds of child care options in Oregon and knowing the difference and how they are different can be challenging for many families. Click here to see a list of the different types of care options!

    What is Quality Early Care & Education

    Our local Resource and Referral office can help you find the right care for you and your family. They have a lot of very useful resources on their website, click here to check it out!

    Tips for Student Parent Academic Success

    • Utilize Our Little Village to gain access to other student supports (CAPS, Academic Success Center, Legal Services, etc.)
    • Let ALL your professors know that you are a parent; they will be much more willing to work with you should something arise if they were prepared in advance
    • Continue to connect with your professors throughout the term, get THEM invested in YOUR success
    • Network with other student parents in case you need last minute babysitting.
    • Find a friend in each of your classes you can rely on for notes in case of absence.
    • Visit the Career Development Center for help preparing yourself/looking for jobs during and after college as well as help with your resume.
    • For cheaper textbook prices, check out Chegg