Parents and Family

Your support makes a difference through the stressful end of the semester.

Posted by on November 14, 2023

As the end of the semester nears, many college students feel their stress levels rise. Students realize how much work they still have left to do, and they realize that their time-management skills may not have served them well. They are overwhelmed, tired, possibly sick, and definitely nervous about the outcome.

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Talk to your student about high-risk behaviors

Posted by on November 7, 2023

Key findings from the 2023 Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors
Partners in Prevention (PIP) is Missouri’s higher education substance misuse consortium dedicated to creating healthy and safe college campuses. This year, the coalition is comprised of 26 public and private colleges and universities in the state, 24 of whom have data included in the 2023 survey.

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Beyond Parents Weekend: Why college parent engagement matters

Posted by on October 31, 2023

We are not advocating parent helicoptering. Engagement is not hovering.
College students need to practice their independence, make their own decisions, take responsibility for their education, and begin to lay the foundation for their future. But when you drop your student off on Move-in Day, your parenting job doesn’t end — it simply changes.

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Discussing campus safety with your student

Posted by on October 24, 2023

As college parents, one of our major concerns when our students head off to college is their safety. We want our students to do well academically, we want them to be healthy, we want them to be happy, but first and foremost, we want them to be safe, especially with the decreasing daylight hours approaching.

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Need a ride? More options now available!

Posted by on October 17, 2023

Finding a ride has never been without challenges, however, some recent additions may help Missouri S&T students with their transportation needs. Having a car on campus can make getting to places easier, but it is also good to know what your options are for traveling locally in Rolla, or catching a plane at the St. Louis, Springfield, or Kansas City airports.

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When Disappointment Comes

Posted by on October 10, 2023

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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Adjusting to college life – check in time!

Posted by on October 3, 2023

Certain times in the academic year tend to be universally challenging to students. Parents who understand the ups and downs of the first college year are better able to help their students negotiate the challenges of transition to college. Below are some typical adjustment issues faced in September and October.

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2023 S&T Fall Career Fair – by the numbers

Posted by on September 26, 2023

Parents, today’s Career Fair is the LARGEST EVER with 483 companies on campus to recruit your students. In fact, this semester has ALREADY been the largest ever for Career Services on this campus, with a record number of students coming to our events and preparing for their futures and even 1,996 resumes uploaded into our new AI-powered resume tool. S&T is the #3 Public University for Career Placement for the 3rd year in a row (Princeton Review). S&T has a legacy of exceptional career services and the support this entire campus provides to prepare our students for tomorrow…is unparalleled.

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“But I worked so hard!”

Posted by on September 19, 2023

The assignment for the college-level American Government class I teach was simple enough. Research the US House Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and answer the six questions—some rote, some not—I provided.

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Recent revisions from Student Support and Community Standards

Posted by on September 12, 2023

During the summer, the University of Missouri System campuses worked together to review and revise the policies and procedures governing student and student organization conduct. Revisions to the Standard of Conduct (CRR 200.010) and the Rules of Procedures in Student and Student Organization Conduct Matters (CRR 200.020) became effective August 1, 2023.

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