From the 2011 Parent Orientation Newsletter
Discounts on computers, software
University of Minnesota students are eligible for special educational pricing on computers and software. The M Tech Store in the University of Minnesota Bookstore at Coffman Union has trained staff and technicians to help your student with their technology needs, upgrades, and repairs. To learn more, visit M Tech.
When students are ill but not sure if they need a doctor, they can call the Boynton Health Service’s Medical Information Nurse Line at 612-625-7900. Nurses offer home care advice and can help determine if the student should make an appointment.
Parents of commuters
Commuter students face many of the same adjustment-to-college concerns that all students face: making new friends, finding ways to become involved, managing their time, handling college finances, and learning new study skills. At the same time, though, commuter students face unique challenges.
Parents who understand those challenges can help make the college experience better for their student. A web page gives insights into the commuting experience and has tips for supporting students at home and on campus. Go to Parents of Commuter Students and discuss the topics with your student.
Also see “A Message for Parents: How to Live with Your Commuting College Student” (PDF). It was developed by the Commuter Connection program.
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Due date: October 5
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