Author: Pamela Williams

An RA’s Best Tips for Helping Roommates Get Along

Posted by on September 14, 2022

Whether your student chose their roommate or is rooming with someone they never met, it can be intimidating to live in an unfamiliar place, away from home and surrounded by new people.

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Know the facts and discuss risky behaviors with your student. You can make a difference!

Posted by on September 1, 2022

Key findings from the 2021 Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors concerning alcohol, cannabis, drugs, tobacco, interpersonal violence, and mental health. Talking to your student can make a difference!

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Help! I’ve got “my kid’s at college” blues

Posted by on August 23, 2022

Profound sadness over a child leaving for college is not only very real, it’s far more common than you might think. Finding a new sense of normalcy in your life can be a slow process that takes time. Here are a few things you can do to help you find your stride.

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Thoughts to hold onto after drop-off

Posted by on August 16, 2022

We know this day is coming. We hope for it, work hard for it, and yet…we can find ourselves wishing it away when it arrives. For 18 years, we prepare to take our kids to college. We cultivate their independence, encourage their achievements, and sit alongside them through the roller coaster ride of college admissions.

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Supporting your student – together!

Posted by on August 10, 2022

The faculty and staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology want to help students find success here! With that idea in mind, we have created a web of support aimed at helping students thrive, learn from mistakes, experience triumphs, and stay safe and healthy in the process. This web certainly includes you, your student’s […]

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S&T from A-Z

Posted by on August 2, 2022

It is natural to want to stay connected with your student when they leave your home for college. And, while we want our students to grow and experience life beyond home, we also want to understand what our kids are talking about. Every university has some vocabulary specific to their school, including Missouri University of Science and Technology. Here is an A-Z list to help you understand your student’s new lingo as they navigate college life on campus.

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Family talking points for your new student

Posted by on July 26, 2022

It’s nearly here!  Your student is looking forward to leaving your home soon for their first year of college. They are excited about meeting new friends, ordering late night pizza, and stepping out on their own.  Which are all great, but let’s also be practical.  To reduce misunderstandings or conflict, here are some nitty-gritty talking points you may want to discuss with your student before they leave for college.

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The legal documents you need when your child turns 18

Posted by on July 19, 2022

It seems morbid to prepare health care documents for healthy young people, but accidents and illnesses happen to young adults, and you want to be the one making decisions for your kids once they leave home. Here’s what you need to know when your child turns 18. There are three forms that facilitate the involvement of a parent (or whomever is designated) in an emergency or other situation:

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The Anti-Checklist Checklist

Posted by on July 5, 2022

Good news! This checklist contains things that you do ​NOT ​need to stress or worry about. It may not be as lengthy as the TO DO checklists, but at least there will be a few items to help lighten your mental load the summer before college.

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College Readiness Checklist for Parents

Posted by on June 28, 2022

Too many college students drop out in their freshman year because they are not academically, emotionally, or financially prepared for college life and adulthood. Whether students like it or not, college takes planning and preparation. Fortunately, there are things that parents can do to make sure that their child is ready for what will be one of the biggest transitions of his or her life.

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