A parent’s guide to Greek life today

A parent’s guide to Greek life today

Many parents have a predetermined positive or negative opinion of Greek life based on their own experience. When my daughter began her college search, she wanted a campus with an active Greek presence. I had reservations, influenced by stories I heard and read about partying, drinking, hooking up and more. My daughter was barely 18

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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

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 for all of

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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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  • I've been through the process twice, and you are so right: it is stressful! However, everything works out for the best. My daughter ended up attending a school she didn't even want to see. In fact, the day we went to visit, she decided to leave the tour early, rather than going to the question and answer session. Well, it was the best four years of her life thus far, and she has made lifetime friends and had many wonderful experiences because of her education there. Thanks for sharing. I always love reading your pieces.