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Preparing for The College Transition: A Panel Presentation for Incoming Freshmen and their Parents
July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDTFree
On Wednesday, July 21st via Zoom, Rye Youth Council presents “The College Transition: You Got In … Now What?”, a program created for college freshmen and their parents that provides knowledge, skills and strategies to support the social and emotional transition to college and help students navigate their first semester away from home.
Preparing for the College Transition begins with information presented by professionals from Pace University and Purchase College who specialize in the first year experience, with a focus on supporting mental health among college freshmen.
These professionals share key insights and will address topics such as:
- freshmen self-care plans
- communication expectations
- preparing for and dealing with stressors
- privacy laws for students 18 and older
- understanding the role of the healthcare proxy
Attendees then hear from a panel of college sophomores and their parents, who share first-hand experience on topics including:
- getting through the first few weeks
- changing relationships with family and friends
- managing the dining hall/dorm life/ social life
- how to navigate student affair and campus life
- using college resources
Students and their parents are intended to learn this information together, which will assist in setting appropriate expectations and fostering improved communication.
This unique Transition to College program will help prepare students and families to successfully navigate the social and emotional transition to college, with the ultimate goal of decreasing stress and anxiety, understanding common fears and challenges shared by incoming freshmen, developing realistic expectation about the first-year experience, and helping students understand they are not alone.