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.

Staying Involved

Here are some ways you can stay involved in your college student’s life.

Resources for Parents of College Students

Some books that have helped other parents deal with their children’s transition to college

Help for the Homesick

Let your student know he or she is in your thoughts by following these tips.

What to Bring to Campus

From sheets to study lamps—know what students should bring to campus.

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

First-Year Issues

Find out some typical issues students face during their first year of college.