This week for new families - July 25
Greetings Eagle Families,
By now, your student is probably rolling their eyes at you as you "gently remind" them about packing for move-in. We get it. Packing feels concrete and tangible as we ready for a transition full of so many unknowns. This is a good time to shift the focus with your student. Find opportunities to talk about hopes and fears this fall - for all of you. How can you, this summer, demonstrate to your student that you trust them with their growing independence? How do you allow them to be imperfect and in need of help? We'll get some expert coaching on engaging in these kinds of converations with AU alumna and former AU professor Andrea Malkin Brenner, PhD in our upcoming webinar: Beginning to Build Critical "Adulting" Skills Before They Leave: It's More than Learning to do Laundry, Thursday, July 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. ET (register here).
If you missed our first offering of Parent and Family Transitions, join us Wednesday, August 3 from 7 – 9 p.m. ET (register here). We'll be joined by Fanta Aw, Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment, Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence as we talk through what you can expect as your Eagle adjusts to campus life this fall.
By now, your student has heard from their Orientation Leader (OL). Our team of OLs is trained and eager to help your student to navigate life at AU - encourage your student to reach out with their questions and to join us for our online social and peer-led sessions throughout the summer.
Recordings of our New Eagle Essentials orientation sessions will be available this week on our Orientation 2022 playlist on YouTube. This is just the introduction. We are already planning this year's family webinar series - bringing you the content you need, when you need it.
In the meantime, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with any question, any time.
Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!
The New Student and Family Programs Team