The time management challenge Every fall thousands of freshmen head to college and parents cross their fingers and hope their students will be successful. Many students transition smoothly, but others do not. Is there a secret? Maybe.
How to raise successful kids - without overparenting By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.
Helping with homesickness When they call or text to say they’re homesick, or we can just tell, our instincts kick in and we want to do something. But what? How can we be supportive without overreacting and making things worse?
Traveling with confidence in hard times Going overseas can seem intimidating—especially as globalization brings events from across the world seemingly into our living rooms. However, the intimate ties created through studying abroad across oceans, cultures, languages and political boundaries are a foundation for open, honest dialogue and a more understanding, peaceful world.
Talk about health When your student comes home for break, when you visit them on campus, during a phone call — almost any time can be an opportunity to nudge them toward healthy life habits. Here are tips to share and discuss.
CU Living: Getting settled in your residence hall As you’re out there meeting people and making friends, don’t forget to reach out and get to know some key people in your residence hall—your resident advisor (RA) and the community assistants (CAs).
3 tips to guide your college graduate About two million young people will graduate from college this year, and once the celebratory mortarboard toss is over, your grad will be facing one of the biggest challenges of his or her young life: finding a job.
Unable to join us for a New Student Welcome Day over the summer? Below are the presentations from two of the family-specific sessions! You can review these for important information and click on links throughout to be connected with the offices and resources that can support you and your student.
Health & Safety Top Tips
Learn everything a new CU Boulder family member needs to know about health, wellness and safety at CU Boulder. We'll share important physical and emotional support services available to students, resources that help keep CU students and their belongings safe!
Everything a new CU Boulder family member needs to know about college finances. Learn important deadlines, how tuition and fee bills are paid, textbook purchasing tips, health insurance options and more!