Support for your far away college student

Support for your far away college student

What do you do if your son or daughter has chosen a college hundreds or even thousands of miles from home? There are challenges, but with extra effort and advance planning you can help your student feel your support even across the miles. Staying on campus over breaks One situation your student may face is a

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Talking about Greek life with our students

Talking about Greek life with our students

Fraternities and sororities play a big role in student life at many American colleges and universities. Parents who’ve had their own positive experiences with Greek life often pass along enthusiastic traditions to their daughters and sons. For other parents, the Greek system is a bit of a mystery, but they may be familiar with controversies that

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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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  • 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.