Fall Welcome is an opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, students and fellow Buff families. We will offer specific in-person and virtual sessions and programs for families and hope you can join us. 

 Buff Family Welcome Tents​
Stop by our Buff Family Welcome tents to pick up some free Buff Family swag and speak with a Journey Leader! You can stop and get your questions answered, or write a Letter from Home to send words of encouragement to your student. We are excited to welcome you to the Buff family!

These Buff Family Welcome Tents will be located in Williams Village, Kittredge neighborhood, Farrand Field and at the UMC South Terrace Tent on the following days:

  • Monday, Aug. 16 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug.19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Navigating the Transition

Join New Student & Family Programs in a presentation that will cover our tips to help support you as a family member as you navigate the college journey with your student. We will provide you with an overview of campus resources that are helpful for families and help you stay connected. Join us in person or virtually with whatever mode best accommodates your schedule and travel.

  • Monday, Aug. 16 | 1 p.m. | Register here
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17 | In-person | 1 p.m | CASE Building 4th Floor Auditorium
  • Wednesday Aug.18 | In-person | 1 p.m | CASE Building 4th Floor Auditorium
  • Thursday, Aug. 19 | 1 p.m. | Register here

 Successfully Launching Your Young Adult presented by Counseling and Psychiatric Services

This “launching phase” in a family can be wonderful, difficult and confusing all at the same time, both for students and parents as the family structure shifts, and roles change to accommodate your son or daughter’s transition to adulthood. Come learn about tools, strategies and resources to help your student through this transition while allowing them the autonomy to be adults.

  • Tuesday, Aug 17 | 4-5 p.m. | CHEM 142

Buff Family Webinars & Coffee Hours

We will continue to offer our monthly Webinars and Coffee Hours throughout the Fall 2021 semester as a resource to our Buff Families!  Learn more about all we offer to support families here.


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