Friends and family from home are your best resource for support as you begin the transition from high school to college. Stay in touch with them through email, phone calls, and social media. As you meet new people and create lasting friendships here at
IUP, don’t forget about those from home who still love you and helped you along the way.
Remember to stay in touch with your family. It is easy to call home and talk with your parents about your bad days and unhappy moments, but don’t forget to call home with good news or when problems are solved. Parents tend to remember and be stressed
by the problems and they need to know you’re okay.
Keep in touch with home. Just imagine how your parents feel with your empty bed, an empty inbox, and no text messages. Write and email for any reason; not just when you want money, but also when you want to say hello, wish someone “happy birthday,” or
say “I miss you.” Ask questions about their lives, too!
You have the freedom to become successful in your own life. Remember, it’s all up to you.
Welcome Weekend is a weekend of activities that has been especially designed to help you begin to feel at home at IUP. Be sure to attend and get involved. You
will connect with other students and become familiar with campus and the many resources available to you.