The DACA Decision — Support for Parents and Families

The DACA Decision — Support for Parents and Families

On September 5, President Trump announced the decision to rescind and phase out DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program instituted under the previous administration — in six months (effective March 5, 2018). This decision raises large concerns for undocumented students around the nation who are now unsure if they will be able

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Why college orientation matters

Why college orientation matters

The transition to college can be disorienting. Students move from the familiar routine of high school and home into a new and unfamiliar world. It’s a big change for their families, too. Fortunately, most colleges and universities recognize this dis-oriented state and support new students and families by offering orientation sessions before the official start of

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Executive Order on Immigration

Executive Order on Immigration

President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017 making immediate changes to immigration policy in the United States. The provisions with direct impact on campuses across the country include the exclusion of all people from seven countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan — for 90 days. At the end

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Family Weekend — What to expect

Family Weekend — What to expect

It may seem as if you were just hugging your children goodbye while dropping them off at college, but Family Weekend will be here before you know it. If you’re a first-time college parent wondering what to expect, the best way I can describe Family Weekend — and this might not help unless you went

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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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