Whether this is the first time you're sending a student off to college or the fifth, it can feel overwhelming to learn all 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 student's experience like a pro.
What's the Scoop at SLU?
Our Office of Parent and Family Engagement offers regular online Zoom presentations featuring various offices and departments on campus. These one-hour webinars give families the opportunity to hear directly from the staff members who work most closely with your students, from arranging their academic scholarships to making sure they are safe and healthy.
Additional Books and Websites
Parents and families, we are pleased to provide you with a complimentary copy of College Ready 2022: Expert Advice for Parents to Simplify the College Transition.
The book provides practical guidance on what should be done during the summer, during drop-off, and the entire 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 2022 is written by a university official, who works with families to enhance student success at the collegiate level.
To download your copy, please visit this site and at check-out enter the promo code: Slu2022
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 being a mentor to your college student, "Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money" shows parents how to influence their college students while still 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 their efforts to cultivate their young adult’s success and self-reliance while simultaneously maintaining healthy family relationships.
By David DeLong
Only about 50% of today’s college graduates are working in jobs that require 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.
CollegiateParent.com is passionate about education and helping parents and their students thrive during the college years. In everything we do, we aim to support the parent/student relationship and also to deepen the connection between families and the university’s community and resources.