As the parent or family member of a DSU student, we welcome you to campus and encourage you to join them! In addition to joining them in the morning as they go on a campus tour and attend valuable information sessions, after lunch you will attend your own sessions specifically designed for parents and family. The sessions will include:
- Financial matters – Gain a better understanding of financial aid, budgeting, and paying for college.
- Transitions – Understand the emotions and challenges that your student may face as they move from being a high school student to a college student. Recommendations will be provided for you to provide the right support at the right time, and help them to succeed and persist to graduation.
You are among the first generation of college parents who have had unprecedented access to your student’s daily life and challenges via their smart phone. Finding the right balance of keeping in touch while allowing them to gain autonomy can be tricky. We will also discuss this at your orientation session. In addition, we encourage you to check out these resources for parents: http://parentresources.dixie.edu