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Tips for Communicating with a New College Student

Start giving your young adult added responsibilities at home.

Plan a campus visit--on their terms!

Keep the lines of communication open.

Meet their new friends!

Encourage your student to develop a rapport.

Trust your student to make the right decisions.

Stay informed.Visit the student newspaper, The Herald, online. Check WKU's Academic and Events Calendars online

Encourage your student to explore campus opportunities.

Keep in touch!

Send mail!

Make time for yourself!

Just enjoy the journey that you and your student are on, and know you aren't the only one feeling the way you feel.  Reach out for support when needed, and remember to keep a sense of humor.

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 Last Modified 7/21/17