Greetings Eagle Families,
The first six weeks of the semester are predictably challenging for many students (and their families). If you were able to join us for our Parent & Family Transitions webinar this summer, you may remember Fanta Aw, VP of Undergraduate Enrollment, Campus Life, and Inclusive Excellence referring to this as "the red zone." The excitement of new friends and a new city can contrast sharply with feelings of homesickness or initial grades. Families are adjusting as well - maybe there's one less picky eater at the table, but there's now an empty chair. We host Family Weekend as we reach this milestone together.
We hope you are looking forward to connecting with your student, whether in person during Family Weekend or in your own special ways. For families that cannot travel, encourage your student to check out our on-campus events while you make plans to join us for our live online events and recordings. No matter where you are - we invite you give your student a social media shout-out with the #AUEagleFamily tag and we'll post those to our screens at select events over the weekend.
As we end these first six weeks, we are also wrapping up this Orientation Weekly and next week's edition will be our last. Whether we get to greet you in person or online - we look forward to staying connected through our Family Update newsletters and our Family Webinar Series. As always, you are welcome to reach out to us any time at [email protected].
From our nest to yours,
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