"I was so nervous as a parent not knowing anything about college. If I knew there was so much help and caring people, I could have gone to college myself! I know my son will be taken care of here at YSU!" Parent, 2005
College represents an important transition for both students and their families. The support received from parents and family members plays an important role in the students overall success. As a result, we believe college represents a partnership between the students, their families, and YSU. Our orientation programs include sessions designed to meet the informational needs of parents and family members, including an opportunity to interact with University staff and students to ask any questions about life at YSU, to gain valuable information regarding the journey you and your student are beginning and to receive financial aid guidance.
We believe our orientation programs provide students with an excellent opportunity to establish their connection to the University. In order to assist students in building this connection independently, students and family members will be separated during part of the program, including advisement and registration. While students are completing the advisement and registration portion of the program, family members will be attending sessions designed to meet their informational needs. Therefore, we encourage students to discuss issues related to course advisement and registration with their parent and family members prior to the scheduled orientation program. Your cooperation and active participation is appreciated as we begin our journey together!
Below are specific examples of presentations you will participate in during an orientation program:
After orientation, we welcome parents and family members to continue their relationship with the University. Review The Insights: A Guide for Family and Friends to Surviving Your Student's First Year of College Life and check out the Penguin Parents & Family website or e-mailfirstyrp AT cc.ysu DOT edu to stay connected to YSU throughout the academic year.
Suggested Literature:To assist you through the journey you and your student are beginning, we have found several resources that provide knowledge, successful tips, and support for parents, families, and students. As a participant of our orientation program, parents will receive a copy of A New Chapter: How Parent's Fit Into Their Students' Lives at College by PaperClip Communications. Here are additional resources to help you and your student during the transition:
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