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College Orientation Tips for Parents is a quick collection of my most popular posts regarding college orientation advice for moms, dads & students. In each section of the five part series, I share with you the REAL questions we asked at my daughter’s college, and a few things we didn’t ask…but later wished we had!
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OH- and after orientation is wrapped up, come back and check out College Visits: Family Weekend Tips!
Ok, let’s start here…Part 1 is all about transportation. Will your student have a car on campus? Be a commuter? Is it feasible for them not to have a car the first year?
This next one is BIG.
Part 2 of College Orientation Tips for Parents contains my TOP TIP YOU NEED TO KNOW!
That first dorm room! Do you remember yours? Oh my, I sure do! I was in Plunkett Hall at Mercer – main floor. Gosh, it was tiny, kind of smelled (we were messy & the a/c was old – terrible combo!) but it was right across from the Dining Hall. Score! Fabulous memories in Plunkett. But I digress….College Orientation Tips for Parents Part 3 covers everything you need to ask at orientation regarding campus housing.
Make sure when you are stocking up on twin sheet sets for the dorm, you are purchasing twin xl sets! Because dorm beds are unisex, they are longer than standard twins, and regular twin sets will not fit. Microfiber sheets are ideal for the dorm lifestyle; they dry super fast in the dryer, which is great if there is a line to use the laundry facilities on Sunday nights! 🙂 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E4J9UTO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01E4J9UTO&linkCode=as2&tag=totallytailga-20&linkId=1c41c774b7d3fdef05993000c523c3f6 are what I’m talking about, and they com in every color of the rainbow!
After shelling out big bucks for housing and tuition, the next largest expense for freshman is….FOOD! You will want to check out Section 4 in this series; I cover the myriad of options AND the questions you need to ask about Dining Services.
And now, let’s bring it home! Here is the last section of College Orientation Tips for Parents – Part 5 of 5!You have lots of resources now for college orientation day! That first semester will fly by, I promise. Before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here! This is awesome: Christmas Break: What to Expect When Your College Student is Home for the Holidays . Whether your student is living at home and commuting, or attends out of state, Christmas break can be challenging for them. Read about it here, and the relax and deck those halls!