First-Year Parents

We realize that the first year is one of great transition, not only for your student, but for you as a family member as well. It's only natural for you to worry about your student's adjustment to college life.

Our hope is that your student adjusts well, achieves much, and enjoys his or her college experience. However, your student may experience some stressors in the first year, and beyond. Know that he or she is not alone: there are common sources of stress that are a normal part of the first-year experience. Your student may be anxious about leaving home, over academic performance and meeting professor's expectations, or the social pressure of developing new relationships with roommates and classmates, fitting in and finding friends. To us, these stressors are consistent and predictable in the first-year experience. They are also very, very real and personal to your student.

Family members of first-year students can employ a number of strategies in minimizing their student's stress. From providing support from afar to encouraging campus involvement, you can help your student successfully navigate the important interactions that have such a great impact on satisfaction and success during the first-year. Persuade your student to take advantage of all the academic resources, student activities and student services on campus. If your student lives on campus, encourage him to get to know his Resident Director, a live-in professional administrator whose full-time presence in your student's hall provides support and engagement opportunities. If your student is a commuter, she can make use of all the amenities and activities offered in the Student Center.

For more information and guidance, you and your student can also visit the First-Year Experience website!

 
Video: The First-Year Experience

Your first year at Curry College is the first step on an exciting journey of discovery, growth, and success.

Video: Academic Resources

Many students need a little extra academic support at some point in their college careers. Curry College provides ample support and guidance to make your academic experience a personal success.

Video: Student Success

Watch students discuss the opportunities to achieve academic, athletic and extracurricular success at Curry College.

Video: Faculty Success

Award-winning and published faculty talk about their endeavors outside Curry College classrooms.

Video: Your Home Away from Home

As you adjust to Curry campus life, you'll discover college is a time for making lifelong connections with new people, new interests and new passions.

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