College mom care package party!

College mom care package party!

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It was even more fun than we thought it would be! CollegiateParent recently hosted a get-together that included nine women, a dozen USPS medium flat-rate Priority Mail boxes (the kind that self seal), and a table overflowing with student-approved treats: Betty Crocker Mug Treats (microwavable cake) Gum and Gummi bears Microwavable Kraft mac n’ cheese cups Individual

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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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Dear First-Time College Parent

Dear First-Time College Parent

Congratulations on getting to this point! Despite some bumps in the road, you produced a son or daughter who is ready for college and that’s no small feat. It’s likely that you’re filled with strong and possibly conflicting emotions: pride in your student and their accomplishments, sadness about leaving them and concern about their ability

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Here comes move-in day!

Here comes move-in day!

The weeks leading up to your freshman leaving for college are a virtual amusement park (i.e., beyond just a roller coaster) of emotion and activity. Shopping and packing, paperwork and appointments, connecting with new roommates, saying goodbye to old friends… Some students — and parents — embrace the chaos while others resist and procrastinate. To

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  • another ‘to do’ idea - re visit career counseling / advisor to take meaningful steps to secure a summer internship (especially for undergrad juniors)

  • Thank you for this revealing article. My freshman daughter will be home in a few days and I was wondering how things would go. She already announced her friend event schedule - which did not include us for the most part. I guess I will need to take a back seat to her social life and be there when she comes home. I feel much more prepared.