Greetings Eagle Families!
As you ready the boxes and stuff the suitcases, we hope you and your Eagle are as excited about the start of the semester as we are! Whether you arrive as a family or your Eagle flies solo, we'll be here to greet them and get you where you need to be.
All-American Welcome includes so many opportunities for your student to explore our campus and our community! We build the schedule for students moving in on August 22 or later. If your student is moving in early (August 20 - 21) and is not part of Explore DC just keep in mind that our services and offerings will expand over the course of the week. Visit the information desk in the Mary Graydon Center or our All-American Welcome website for details about dining and campus retail hours and One Card/AUID and UPass pick-up.
While we don't schedule formal events or presentations for families during move-in, we do offer you a full series of webinars throughout the year. You can preview the 2023-24 Eagle Family Webinar Series now - and know that we're working to bring you the content you need, when you need it.
Orientation Leaders are still ready to help your student with any last-minute questions as you make your final preparations. We can't wait to welcome you!
Here's a question you asked, and how we answered it:
Q: How does my student look for potential work opportunities on campus?
A: When your student is ready, they should check out the offerings on the Student Jobs website. There, they can check out employment opportunities on or off campus. Here are a few tips you can share with your student:
Start looking before the semester starts.
Keep applying until you’ve accepted an offer. Jobs on campus can be competitive. Don’t limit yourself to pursuing only 1 or 2 options – be flexible!
Follow up. Departments may not reach out to update you. Do some research to identify the hiring manager in the department you’ve applied to and don’t be afraid to signal your interest.
Bring your I-9 documents to campus with you. Do not wait for an offer. This will help you start working quickly.
Practice safe skepticism of unmonitored job websites.
Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!
The New Student and Family Programs Team