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Welcome Cowboy Families!

Families play an important role in the success of your student, and we welcome you with open arms at OSU. While we are disappointed that we won’t get to meet you in person this summer, our staff and faculty have worked hard to ensure that you and your students have the best experience. 
Your student will receive an email with links to their Oklahoma State student portal three days before their online orientation program. The portal contains orientation resources and instructions regarding peer mentor connections and academic advising.
The following resources are part of our family virtual orientation sessions. These informative sessions, along with the 2020 Oklahoma State University Guidebook, provide the tools needed to help you support your students during the summer and school year.

Partnering With You for Student Success

Our campus is divided into leadership areas that will impact your student’s success
You are already familiar with Enrollment and Brand Management, as it includes Undergraduate Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid, and First Year Success.

Academic Affairs oversees the faculty and advisors who will guide your student’s academic pursuits, while Student Affairs guides learning and activities outside the classroom to enhance the student experience.

Institutional Diversity maintains a university system that is socially, culturally and globally competent, and embraces and promotes a more inclusive world.




A Message from Our Leadership

The Oklahoma State University leadership team is ready to assist your student and support them during their time at OSU.






Academic Preparation

Your student will be working with their Connection Crew peer mentors throughout the orientation and enrollment process. We also have two Connection Crew members who have prepared materials to guide you through the information you need to support your student’s success.

Your Guide to Academics

Meet your Connection Crew leaders as they introduce and explain enrollment and academic related information for families. During your student’s enrollment this summer, please join us for parent Q&A sessions. Details will be provided via email. The first session is Wednesday, May 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. The remaining sessions are on Tuesdays and Fridays, May 29 to July 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.

About Our Colleges

Your student will work with individuals in the academic college associated with their official degree program throughout their academic career. Learn more about them and the Honors College at the link below.

Resources to Support Your Student

From student wellness activities to financial aid counseling, there are a host of resources to keep your student on track and thriving while at OSU.

Move In and Cowboy Welcome

Thank you to the parents and families that reached out to us regarding this summer. We appreciate your support and we look forward to meeting you during our family receptions and gatherings at Cowboy Welcome (link to welcome week parent receptions).
If at any time you have questions or need any assistance, please email Palvih Bhana at or call 405-744-3636.



You've completed virtual orientation!


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