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Home for the Holidays Guide

Your Guide to Your Student's College Years.

From move-in day to graduation and beyond, we’re here to answer all your questions from your first-year student’s transition to college to life after graduation.

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At last! The kids are coming home for vacation! It’s a special time of year and we want to help you celebrate. Whether you’re in the mood to bake or shop, plan a fabulous party or a perfect winter day trip, we have oodles of inspiration — plus practical tips for conversations you’ll want to have while your student is home on break.

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Welcome to Collegiate Parent!

Your one-stop guide to thriving during the college years.

We provide the resources and support you need to stay informed and connected. Whether your student is finishing high school, halfway through their undergraduate career or approaching graduation, we’re here for you.

We also partner with admission, orientation and parent program offices to create essential parent guides specific to your student’s college and local community.

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We've got you covered from insider advice to answering the most frequently asked parent questions. Let us help you navigate the college experience.

High School
High School

From campus tours to the Common App essay, we have advice and information to reduce stress and increase success.

Finances
Finances

Financial literacy is key to making college affordable and ensuring your student graduates without a heavy burden of debt. Find essential advice and information about budgets, scholarships, student loans and more.

Housing
Housing

Whether they’re living in a dorm or off campus, you can help your student have the best possible residential experience. Explore topics like getting along with roommates, how to find a great off-campus apartment, and more!

Academics
Academics

What makes a successful college student? How do majors and minors work? How can your student stay on track for an on-time graduation? Learn all about it here.

Student Life
Student Life

Each semester brings new challenges and opportunities for your college student. From co-curricular activities to campus jobs and study abroad, help your student thrive.

Wellness
Wellness

Mental and physical health are central to happiness and success during college. There’s lots to cover when you talk to your student: sleep, alcohol and drug use, stress management, relationships and more. Let’s get the conversations started!

Career
Career

You want to be confident that your student will be ready for life after graduation. Start now to support a smooth and successful transition from campus to career.

Parent View
Parent View

This is a whole new phase of family life, with unexpected joys and challenges around every corner. The stories and experiences of fellow college parents can help you feel better prepared and less alone.

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