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Transition to College Life

Parents assist students with move-in to Delaney Hall

Going to college is quite an adjustment—for students and their parents.

The following information can help you understand what you and your child are going through and how you can help, prepare, and support your child along the way.

First-Year Issues
Find out some typical issues students face during their first year of college.
What They Should Know Before They Go
What students need to know to stay healthy, do well in school, and enjoy their time in college
What to Bring to Campus
From sheets to study lamps—know what students should bring to campus.
Help for the Homesick
Let your student know he or she is in your thoughts by following these tips.
Resources for Parents of College Students
Some books that have helped other parents deal with their children’s transition to college
Staying Involved
Here are some ways you can stay involved in your college student’s life.
  • Student Affairs Division
  • Sutton Hall, Suite 211-216
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4040
  • Fax: 724-357-4977
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.