Having your student go away to college is a major life transition and can be stressful to both the parent and student. A great way to reduce stress and assist with the transition is to be involved with your new college student’s life after they arrive on campus.
Some ways you might get involved:
- Send care packages
- Connect regularly with your student through cards, photos and e-mails
- Sign up to receive The Campus Link monthly e-mail newsletter for families of UB students. It offers great tips on parenting a college a student, and keeps you up to date on campus events and key dates. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the newsletter.
There are many resources available to your student at UB to make their transition to college a successful one. Some of the resources are noted in more detail on the Family FAQ pages along with helpful contact info.