During my freshman year of college, I commuted to Carson-Newman everyday. However, for the next three years I lived on campus in a residence hall. While my freshman year was tough because of the commute and academics, it was a different world when I lived on campus. I struggled through homesickness a year later than my peers, and was not sure how to handle it. My family was a great support, and I eventually became used to living on campus away from home.
Parents/Guardians/Friends: you may have a student who is going to college soon. Are you prepared to support your freshman student? There are so many ways to do this. I found a video from a mother’s perspective on how she learned to support her daughter who was in college. I also want to share a few things I learned while I was in college that I appreciated my family and friends doing for me!
So there are a few different ways in which I had a support system while I went to college. Parents/Guardians/Friends remember this: your student may need a certain type of support. Communicate with your student to see what they need the most!
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