Whether this is the first time you're sending a student to college or the fifth, it can feel overwhelming to learn the ins and outs of a new University setting. We've compiled a list of common Saint Louis University resources, as well as some books and websites that will help you support your SLU student's experience like a pro.
What's the Scoop at SLU?
Our Office of Parent and Family Engagement offers regular Facebook Live presentations featuring various offices and departments on campus. These one-hour webinars allow families to hear directly from the staff members who work most closely with your students, from arranging their academic scholarships to ensuring they are safe and healthy.
Additional Books and Websites
Parents and families, we are pleased to provide you a complimentary copy of College Ready 2023: Expert Advice for Parents to Simplify the College Transition. To download your copy, please visit this site and at check-out enter the promo code: Billiken23
The book provides practical guidance on what should be done during the summer, during drop-off and throughout the school year. Chapters address top-of-mind concerns including packing, money, staying connected, promoting responsible independence and supporting academic success.
Checklists are included so you don’t forget anything and don’t do things you shouldn’t! And the book is full of ideas on how to start those tough, but very much needed, conversations.
Each chapter of College Ready 2023 is written by a university official, who works with families to enhance student success at the collegiate level.
Parents and families, we are pleased to provide you a complimentary copy of College Sophomore Ready 2023. To download your copy, please visit this site and at check out enter the promo code: Billiken23
This book aims to help you navigate your student’s sophomore year, including the challenges and the joys it will bring.
The “sophomore slump” concept is not new or unfamiliar to most people. Students in their second year of college are often let down as they don’t receive the same fanfare they did the year before, classes get harder, and what they thought were solid friendships start to shift. Sophomores can struggle, but what about the parents, family members, and supporters of these students? You may find your sophomore questioning things they have always been so certain of and maybe even asking you questions you don’t know how to answer. This might be something big, like wanting to change from a pre-med major to visual arts, or something minor, like joining the rock-climbing club when they’ve always expressed a fear of heights.
College Sophomore Ready 2023 includes:
- Chapters written by professionals in family engagement, mental health, study abroad, career services, and second-year experience.
- Expert-written content that will help you as a college parent to guide your student on their journey with information, resources, and conversation starters.
- Helpful tips on how to best support your college sophomore student for success with dorm life, time management, setting goals, and other college essentials.
Families may have many experiences to contribute, and this book will provide perspective and guidance no matter your knowledge on each topic.
By Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller
When children leave for college, many parents feel uncertain about their shifting roles. By emphasizing the importance of mentoring your college student, "Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money" shows parents how to influence their college students while supporting their independence.
By Brad Sachs
In today’s rapidly changing world and challenging economy, young adults increasingly find themselves at a crossroads between financial and emotional dependence and autonomy. Drawing on Dr. Sachs' extensive clinical experience and his illuminating discussion of the latest psychological research, Emptying the Nest will support parents in cultivating their young adult’s success and self-reliance while maintaining healthy family relationships.
By David DeLong
Only about 50% of today’s college graduates work in jobs requiring a college degree. How do you make sure your college investment pays off? Can you imagine landing a great job after college? To succeed in today’s tough job market you must know what works—and what doesn’t.
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