Recommended Resources

Whether it's the first time or the third, there is often a certain level of trepidation when your student starts their college experience. Will they succeed academically? Will they thrive on campus? Will they get enough sleep? It can be so nerve wracking!

We understand.

While each student approaches higher education differently, that doesn't mean we have no idea what is coming! There are plenty of resources out there that will help you check-in with your student without overloading them, answer the questions your student asks you, and be the external support your student needs. Check out a few, below.

Recommended Text

Have you ever read What to Expect When you're Expecting? Wasn't that useful? Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a book out in the world that walked you through the typical first year of college and provided you insight into the inner workings of your students mind? There is!

We highly recommend the text Your Freshman Is Off To College by Laurie L. Hazard, ED.D. and Stephanie K. Carter, M.A. This text breaks down the first college year by month, provides insight into the inner workings of a typical students' mind, and helps you proactively prepare for the calls, texts, and moods of your student throughout the year.

Families who attend Family Orientation during the Fall Semester will receive a copy of this book.

Discovering the UAS Campus

UAS maintains a landing page for Parents and Counselors. We encourage you to bookmark this page for future reference.

In addition, UAS builds a New Student Guide for all new students, available online. Familiarize yourself with the guide, so that when your student calls looking for help, you can refer them to the great resources on campus they have at their fingertips!

Note: We highly encourage you to expect your student to reach out to resources, staff, and faculty on their own. Our staff and faculty are friendly, approachable, and trying to teach your student about self-advocacy and resource seeking.

Timely Communication. Right to your Inbox.

The First Year Experience Office maintains a communication plan for families that you can be a part of! We send out 1-2 emails per month with information about specific UAS deadlines, student milestones, and items to be aware of.

The goal of this list is to prepare you to be able to support your student as they navigate specific times during their first year at UAS with specific UAS related resources they can turn to.

Sign up for the Family Communication Plan on this web page (outside of this presentation).

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