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Parents

Help your commuter or off-campus student succeed by being supportive to their needs as a student.

Ways to Support Your Commuter Student
Encourage Involvement
In order for commuter students to develop a connection to the campus community its important that they get involved. Students can get involved by joining clubs and organizations, sports, working on-campus, or attending programs and events on campus. Talk to your student about what their interest are and encourage them to join an activity they are interested in. Even those who are professionally driven and focused on enhancing their career can find professional organizations that may help them network and prepare for their future careers.
Provide a Quiet Study Environment
College is a lot a work; not just academically but mentally. It's important for students to have a comfortable, quiet place to get their work done or to just relax.
Give them Space
Understand your student will have a full load. With classes, work, and activities their life can get pretty full quickly. Their busy schedules may mean that you will see less of them at home while they spend time in study groups at the library, or attending social events on campus. Be sure to check in with them periodically, but also be sure to give them their space to explore and get involved.