Advice

  • Write (even if they don’t write back)
  • Don’t ask them if they’re homesick
  • Expect change
  • Do not tell your student that “These are the best years of your life”
  • Ask questions (but not too many) and don’t overreact
  • Don’t worry too much about stressed-out phone calls or letters
  • Encourage your students to stay on campus during the weekends!
  • Visit (but not too often)
  • Encourage your student to get involved on campus
  • Trust them
  • Encourage your student to take the initiative to solve his/her problems
  • Set some boundaries and expectations for your student
  • Talk to your student about credit cards
  • Don’t allow your student to leave Georgetown at mid-semester
  • Talk to your student about alcohol
  • Be aware of signs of depression (see the resources section)
  • In case of emergency (after 5pm) ┬áCampus Safety at (502) 863-8111
  • Be aware of Georgetown’s resources and refer your student if necessary
  • Enjoy your time as a GC Parent!
  • Questions or Concerns? Please feel free to contact Dr. Gretchen Lohman at 502-863-7072 or Faith Cracraft 502-863-8038.

Adapted from M Parent, 1997-1998, InsiderÔÇÖs Guide to U of M. Office of New Student Programs, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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