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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A secure digital life for your college student

A secure digital life for your college student

From social media to coding, college students today are more technologically savvy than ever before. Though they can navigate any device or application with their eyes closed, they don’t necessarily protect those devices as well as they should. Constant proximity to others — in the dorm, classes and the library — makes it essential that they take

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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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Student involvement outside the classroom

Student involvement outside the classroom

As a high school teacher, I have always believed in the value of extracurricular activities. In college this slice of life is even more important. From political organizations to knitting clubs, Greek life to intramural sports, most campuses are host to an enticing variety of extracurricular options. Academics always come first and balance is key,

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Allergies in the dorm

Allergies in the dorm

In a few weeks, my middle son heads back to college in Massachusetts for his sophomore year. He didn’t have allergies growing up, but this summer he’s definitely suffering from a runny nose and itchy eyes. He’s going to see his doctor about it; meanwhile I find myself thinking about his college bedding stored in

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Study abroad benefits

Study abroad benefits

Taking my daughter to college, one semester was different from all the others. Instead of lugging suitcases and boxes into a dorm room, I dropped her off at an airport so she could fly across the ocean for a semester abroad. Leaving her there, even with other students going on the same program, felt both exciting

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