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Welcome Parents & Guests!

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  1. Welcome Parents & Guests!

  2. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #1 MONEY MATTERS Explain The Basics Credit cards and student loans are not free $ Charge only what you can afford to pay back Shred credit card offers Memorize PIN number to access ATM
  3. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #1 MONEY MATTERS Financial Philosophy How and what have you decided to spend on? How do you decide how much and for what you are saving? How do you decide where to give to charity?
  4. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #1 MONEY MATTERS Let Them Practice Budget for family groceries Talk with them about their financial aid award Review credit card and back statements together
  5. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #2KNOW THE ACADEMIC SERVICES Academic Advising- PLAN OF STUDY ASC 294 Class- the best thing you can do! ASC- Academic Support Center SOS- Student Opportunity Services DSS- Disability Support Services If your student is failing, they will know it and have people to support them
  6. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #3WELLNESS & HEALTHY LIVING Encourage Student To Use Paid Services: Wellness Center Information and interventions available Health Center Physicians on staff Counseling Center Licensed counselors with variety of specialties Recreation Center Fitness equipment and intramurals
  7. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #4ENCOURAGE CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT Experience Leadership Project Residence Hall Programming Campus Activities Clubs and Organizations Intramurals
  8. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #5PERSONAL SAFETY & SECURITY Campus Police Resources State Commissioned Officers Emergency Response Plan Personal Safety Tips Student Rights and Responsibilities
  9. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #6ENCOURAGE CAREER SERVICES FROM START TO FINISH Choosing a major Part time work Internships Getting a job after college
  10. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #7UNKNOWN OPPORTUNITIES & PROGRAMS Workstudy jobs or internships Study abroad & International Studies Diversity Programming Leadership Opportunities Community Service
  11. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #8COMMUNICATE, BUT DON’T DO IT FOR THEM Pay attention to emails, mailing, etc. Watch for deadlines and announcements Have a good understanding of university system We have to make mistakes to learn lessons
  12. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Non-Productive Questions For Your Child Are you in trouble? Are you dating? Did you get drop a class yet? What do your grades look like?
  13. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #9 HAVE SUPPORTIVE CONVERSATIONS Tell me about your classes. What activities have you participated in this week? Tell me about the people on your floor. Did you attend all your classes this week? What can I do to help?
  14. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know Tip #10LEAVE, BUT KEEP IN TOUCH Establish communication guidelines and re-evaluate often Nix micromanagement of their life Schedules, balancing a checkbook, editing papers Remain calm if you get a FREAK OUT CALL
  15. Top 10 Things Parents Need To Know WRAP UP Be available the week before the move Cry and cry some more It’s no different then a first step