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How to Not Freak Out (for Parents)

Sending your child off to college is the beginning of a new expedition for both of you. Here are some ideas for keeping in contact with your student and minimizing the moments the anxiety takes over.  

  • Create a regular time for a phone call so you can stay involved and hear all about their life at college.
  • Follow U of I on social media or join/create a parent social media group with that fun couple you met at the parent sessions at New Student Orientation.
  • Sign up for the parent newsletter
  • Bookmark the parent resource website for easy access. 
  • Mark the calendar and get ready to come to campus for Parent and Family Weekendsfootball games or other special events
  • Add important university dates and deadlines to your calendar so you know when your student is coming home. 
  • Send care packages. You’ll love thinking about your student, and they’ll love receiving unexpected packages. 
  • Talk frankly with your student about career goals and become a resource for your student to lean on. 
  • Send letters and notes of encouragement in the mail around midterms and finals to give them an extra boost while studying. 

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