Commuter students need connection

Commuter students need connection

Though first-year students come to campus with diverse backgrounds they share common hopes and dreams. They want to be successful in college, and they hope to make life-long friends. Colleges and universities structure campus life to help students achieve these goals, doing everything they can to support academic and social success. A satisfying out-of-classroom experience

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The first six weeks of college

The first six weeks of college

You may have heard that the first six weeks can set the tone for your student’s entire freshman year. There’s truth in that, but it’s important for students and parents not to panic if the start of the year is a bit rough. By understanding what your new college student is experiencing, you’ll feel better able

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Letting Go — An interview with Karen Levin Coburn

Letting Go — An interview with Karen Levin Coburn

I first read Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger three years ago as I prepared to send my oldest son off for his freshman year. I’m devouring it again, in a brand-new, thoroughly revised and updated edition that reflects the realities of college

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Welcome your student home

Welcome your student home

What are some of the ways families celebrate the return of their college students for summer? My two sons, ages 18 and 21, will be greeted by clean sheets (possibly for the first time since January). A party in and of itself! We’re pretty low-key and that was a theme I heard a lot as

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