Greetings Eagle Families,
Let's be real, it's a bit weird to do the weekly grocery shopping these days, isn't it?
There are many transitions for students and families alike in the first weeks of the fall semester. Your student is adjusting to new rooms, new roommates, meals that weren't prepared by you, and a schedule that can feel VERY different from their high school routines. At home, things will certainly feel different for you, too!
Expect that calls or texts with your student will change as well. They may be happily busy, or they may hint that they're missing you. It is entirely normal for them to experience a full range of swinging emotions!
Keep in mind that your student started the year with many supports already in place. Orientation Leaders (and their group chats) are still great resources. Your student is seeing their First Year Advisor every week in their AUx class. Resident Assistants are just down the hall and desk receptionists are on duty around the clock. Even if your student is reticent to walk into a club meeting, each class offers new opportunities to find a study buddy. Last weekend, our Orientation Leaders kicked off a series of group outings with new Eagles to explore some their favorite spots in DC - your student can sign up for these excursions and many other activities in Engage.
And for you, Eagle families, we will soon open registration for Family Weekend and our upcoming family webinars. In the meantime, you are always welcome to reach out to us any time at [email protected]
From our nest to yours,
New Student and Family Programs