Summer orientation programs — 6 reasons why parents should attend

Summer orientation programs — 6 reasons why parents should attend

As I trudged into the auditorium, sleep-deprived and a few cups of coffee short of a full attention span, I couldn’t help wondering why I’d agreed to attend another freshman orientation. Granted my youngest was going to a different school than his older brother, but one glance at the two-day itinerary and I was pretty sure

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Emergencies on campus

Emergencies on campus

Updated February, 2018 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

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Spring events for parents on campus

Spring events for parents on campus

It wasn’t that long ago your student was home for winter break, but you may already be hankering to visit. I work in Parent and Family Programming and encourage families to spend time on campus learning about the culture and community. Spring semester is the perfect time to see the college in action! Take advantage of opportunities to get to

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Starting college mid-year

Starting college mid-year

Most first-year college students move to campus in the fall, but that’s not always the case. Some students decide to wait a semester, attend community college or work and save money. Other students are offered spring admission from the college itself. If your student will enter college mid-year, you may have a few questions and concerns. What

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Talk about health

Talk about health

The pace of college life is invigorating, but it can also be exhausting. Whenever you have the chance, take time to mentor your student in healthy life habits. Here are tips to share and discuss! Managing stress Stress in college doesn’t have to be a given. There are many proven ways to manage stress. Cardio

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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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  • Great article. It reminded me to ask my high school senior about which of her preferred colleges have reached out about a regional event. We attended an event like this with our older daughter who was attending school far from home and it was very valuable.