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Freshman Year

First Year info graphicThe freshman year for a college student is a time of transition—including adjusting to life away from home, learning how to manage their own time, developing new study skills, making friends, getting involved in clubs/organizations, and the list goes on. In the classroom, students are experiencing new teaching styles, larger classes, and different degrees of course difficulty.  All of these experiences and challenges, many of which happen simultaneously, can be overwhelming but lead to an enormous amount of growth.

By the numbers… click the photo on the right to learn more about why the first year is such a big deal. Infographic courtesy of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute Your First College Year survey.

Support from parents and family can play an important and helpful role during this critical year.  The following is a list of what parents and family members can expect during the first year, and ways that you can support your student.

 

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The Office of Parent & Family Affairs hosted the Department of Resident Life to engage families proactively in the event their student experiences roommate/community conflict. Staff spoke about how they assist students through their first roommate/community conflicts and shared their experience to help you help you student when they call home for advice.

Whether it’s medical school, graduate school, or the job market, interviewers have been working diligently to admit and accept the most academically qualified candidates. 

Are you worried that when you talk to your student on the phone, they seem to be doing anything but studying? Or conversely, do they seem to be studying all the time? The truth is students can't and shouldn't work and study every chance they get. Click here to learn 6 ways your Terp can become more active and successful!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A letter from President Loh to incoming parents and families.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Congratulations to Robert Ader III on winning an academic year on-campus room and premium dining plan for 2017-2018!

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Office of Parent and Family Affairs is conducting our biennial survey of the parents/families of the university’s undergraduate students. 

La Oficina para Asuntos de Padres y Familias realiza una encuesta cada dos años a los padres/familias de los estudiantes no graduados. 

Oct 22 to Oct 28
: Homecoming Week
Nov 21 to Nov 26
: North Campus Residence Halls close, 7pm; South Campus Halls remain open, Dining halls close at end of business day
Nov 22 : South Campus Service Desks close 4pm
Nov 24 to Nov 25
: South Campus Service Desks re-open 11am-4pm
Nov 26 : North Campus Residence Halls re-open, 10am; South Campus Service Desks resume 24-hour operations, 9am; Dining Halls re-open at 4pm