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Parents of New Students—Welcome!

Summer 2013

Welcome to the University Parent website. The following articles provide some advice and tips of interest to parents of new University students.

Orientation—it's not just for students
Parent Orientation gives parents in-depth information about housing, health and safety, financial aid and account payments, and more.

Support for academic success
College is not like high school and students will have much more responsibility.

Learning outside the classroom
A student's University education is complemented and supported by a vast range of experiences outside the classroom.

University Parent Goals
Help parents to understand the student experience, support student learning, and empower students to take personal responsibility for their social and academic choices.

Especially for Parents
The University will communicate with you regularly throughout your student's academic career.

FAQ for parents of new students
Answers to the questions most often asked by parents of new University students.

Using the web at the U
An introduction to what you will andwon't find on the Parent website and ways to find what you need on other useful University sites.

Looking ahead: becoming a mentor to your child
Article adapted from You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me) by Marjorie Savage.

Tips for student success
Support, services, and programs are in place to help students succeed in their first year on campus.