Parents and Family

New semester signals a fresh start

Posted by on January 25, 2022

Your student’s return to college for a second semester is very different from heading off to college last fall.  Students heading back to school for their second semester bring their wisdom and their mistakes, their college knowledge and their new life experiences with them.

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Completing the FAFSA: Everything you should know

Posted by on January 11, 2022

With Missouri S&T’s priority deadline of February 1, 2022, quickly approaching, here is everything you should know about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

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What I want most for Christmas

Posted by on December 21, 2021

Dear Kids,
The other day, you asked me what I want from you for Christmas.
I love you for asking. I could certainly produce a list. I can come up with gift ideas commensurate with a teenager’s and a college student’s income at the drop of a hat.

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Welcome home for winter break! What to expect:

Posted by on December 14, 2021

As college parents we worry about our student’s transition when they head off to college.  We know that it will be a big adjustment and that our student will be facing challenges and undergoing changes.  Sometimes, however, we forget that there will also be a big adjustment and some challenges when our college student returns home again for their first real vacation

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Student Health and Tuition Insurance Options – Enrollment open now

Posted by on December 7, 2021

Health insurance is an essential resource for all students. Ensuring your student has adequate health coverage is a priority now more than ever.  Unexpected health care expenses associated with illness, accidents, or mental well-being can destabilize a student’s financial situation and derail their progress toward a degree.

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How you can make a difference in your student’s well-being

Posted by on November 30, 2021

Preparing for the end of the semester can be very overwhelming for students, especially with the potential stressors of traveling for holidays, moving, studying for finals, and more. During these times of higher stress, it’s important to know how to best support your student’s mental health and well-being, in person or from afar. 

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Parent Q&A:

Posted by on November 16, 2021

Attending class is important for your student’s academic success.  Individual faculty members have different rules and guidelines on expectations for attendance in their class; these are typically outlined in the class syllabus. It is the discretion of each instructor to excuse the absence or allow make-up work for missed assignments and exams. Your student is responsible for notifying their instructor(s), preferably ahead of time, of class absence(s) and should discuss their specific circumstance.

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When disappointment comes for your student

Posted by on November 9, 2021

Your student will experience disappointment. It is inevitable. There are the little disappointments that occur all through childhood, of course, but then there are bigger disappointments.  It may be failure to make the team or get the part in the play, a grade that is less than desired, loss of a scholarship, college application rejection, or a low GPA.  It might happen in high school or it might happen during college.

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From the Chancellor: S&T excels at hands-on learning

Posted by on October 26, 2021

Dedicated students, distinguished colleagues and dear friends,

Taking advantage of our great fall weather, I went out for a walk recently and noticed that one of our design/assembly spaces was buzzing with activity. About two dozen of our students from multiple disciplines in several design teams were working on their projects.

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Upcoming events at Leach Theatre

Posted by on October 19, 2021

Please visit Leach Theatre for upcoming events and performances.  Leach Theatre is located in Castleman Hall, 400 W. 10th St., Rolla, Missouri, or call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219 Monday – Friday from 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

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