The DACA Decision — Support for Parents and Families

The DACA Decision — Support for Parents and Families

On September 5, President Trump announced the decision to rescind and phase out DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program instituted under the previous administration — in six months (effective March 5, 2018). This decision raises large concerns for undocumented students around the nation who are now unsure if they will be able

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The importance of orientation

The importance of orientation

All new college students participate in orientation, either online or on campus. At orientation, your student learns how everything at the university works and what they need to do to get their college career started, including setting up their online student account (if they haven’t already), academic advising and course registration, codes of conduct, and

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Why college orientation matters

Why college orientation matters

The transition to college can be disorienting. Students move from the familiar routine of high school and home into a new and unfamiliar world. It’s a big change for their families, too. Fortunately, most colleges and universities recognize this dis-oriented state and support new students and families by offering orientation sessions before the official start of

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Executive Order on Immigration

Executive Order on Immigration

President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017 making immediate changes to immigration policy in the United States. The provisions with direct impact on campuses across the country include the exclusion of all people from seven countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan — for 90 days. At the end

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Emergencies on campus

Emergencies on campus

Part of our college students’ everyday lives is learning how to prepare for and react in case of an emergency on campus. Campus emergencies may be weather-related (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, winter storm, flood, mudslide) or involve serious accidents (fire) or an active shooter or other kind of attack. Colleges and universities devise emergency plans for all of

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Talk about health

Talk about health

College is one of the most eventful and transformative periods in a person’s life. It’s a time for our sons and daughters to spread their wings and gain a deeper understanding of who they are without us — their parents — by their sides. Classes, academic work, roommates, parties, sports, activities, jobs and friendships take on

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  • Loved this write up. Sounds so much like me but am most of the time questioning them about their health and studies and your article gave me new ideas of staying connected.... Thank you. Will put it to good use soon since my son is going across the country to attend your alma mater 😀

  • Fun but also useful article. I will keep the town crier technique in mind when my second Daughter leaves for college - as well as the Alexa Dot Joke tip! I love that Marlene's son told her her news was Often "inane". Clearly his education is paying off in an evolved vocabulary AT the very least!