Making The Transition
When your student leaves for college it affects the entire family socially, emotionally, and financially. We fully understand the sacrifice you have made so that your student can attend Cameron University, and we are committed to providing the resources necessary to support them during their time with us.
This time of transition does not mean that your role as supporter is done – just that your role has taken a different direction. As your student is struggling to develop their independence, you are still their foundation.
Just like you, we want your student to mature into all they can be. Nothing is more important to us than their personal and academic growth, and by working together we can both help to make their transition to college an exhilarating and rewarding experience.
Ways you can help:
- Recognize birthdays, and special events.
- Send care packages, especially those with home-baked goodies.
- Write letters or notes of encouragement.
- Encourage them to become involved in campus activities.
- Encourage them to visit with their professors.
- Encourage students who have found a major to take courses in that area early in their college experience.
- If they have not found a major, encourage them to visit with the Career Center or their advisor.
- Send home-town newspapers and clippings.
- Email stories from home occasionally.
- Remind them of all they have accomplished if they get discouraged.
- Encourage them to seek help when they need it.
- Encourage them to stay on campus during weekends and to participate fully in university life.