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5 Ways to Deal With the College Kids Coming Home

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It's that remarkable time of year parents of college kids have been looking forward to with excitement and just a little bit of trepidation. While we can't wait to see our kids when they are home for holiday vacation, we are also not exactly clear what to expect.

Thanksgiving Break With Your College Freshman

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Once you become reacquainted and reconnected with your child and settle into the holiday spirit, it is then appropriate to discuss the more serious issues and catch up with her semester away from home.

10 Things I Learned Within My First Two Months Of College

Breana Brill | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Breana Brill

It hasn't been hard just because I'm from out of state, or that school itself is really challenging, but I also don't have a guiding hand to give me advice like I did in high school.

A Crash Course on How to Maximize Your Freshman Year and Beyond

Chris Hickey | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Chris Hickey

As the seasons are changing so are some people's lives as they prepare for college to hopefully pursue their scholastic and personal endeavors. Hopefully these nuggets of wisdom prove to be useful as well as the tips from some of my most trusted confidants.

Be the Best You Can Be -- and Then Some

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Have confidence in your abilities and who you are as a person. This is a lot easier said than done, as I still struggle with this insecurity myself. As cliché as it may sound, know your strengths and weaknesses. Exploit your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.

The Overachiever's Guide to Freshman Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement.

College Parenting 101

Rich Siegel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Last week, my wife and I ventured north to the Emerald City for a college orientation at the University of Washington, UDUB. It brought back vivid memories, of a long time ago, when my parents and I stepped foot on the hallowed grounds of Syracuse University. Oh wait, no it didn't.

5 Truths About College Every Incoming Freshman Needs to Know

The Prospect | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
The Prospect

Looking back on my own freshman year, there are a ton of things I wish I'd known; they would've saved me a lot of anxiety and confusion. So, college freshmen, here's what you need to know before you head here in three months.

The One Piece of Advice Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Tianna Gallinaro | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Tianna Gallinaro

College has been both easier and harder in ways I had never expected, but I can confidently say I've matured from my mistakes, grown as an intellectual, and changed as human being.

5 Tips For Hosting Your First 'Empty Nest Fest'

Nan Silver | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty
Nan Silver

The night before my firstborn left for his freshman year of college he strolled into the kitchen with his mp3 player blasting -- one earbud was tucked into his left ear and the other was wedged in his bellybutton. I gave him the requisite maternal smile and eye roll, but felt a pang -- his goofy boy humor would no longer be part of my everyday life.

WATCH: Are You Falling Into Those Freshman 15 Traps?

Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Beware the dreaded Freshman 15. Freedom from parents' watchful eyes and close proximity to food options that are cheap, fast and unhealthy raise t...

Notes of a President: Freshman Orientation for the Millennial Class

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Watching our freshmen carry their boxes into their residence halls on move-in day, I am always reminded of what a daunting task we face each September as the custodians of this generation.

10 Things No One Tells You About Your Freshman Year Of College

Posted 08.08.2013 | Teen

You already know what not to pack, the biggest misconceptions about your future roommate and the best parts about being a freshman, but what's freshma...

Packing For College: Five Must-Haves

Uloop | Posted 09.22.2013 | College
Uloop

Packing for college can be a daunting task if it's the first time you're leaving to live on your own. While certain items like mini refrigerators, shower caddies and under-the-bed storage containers are obvious must-haves, there are a few things students often forget or don't even think to pack.

Five Summer Tips for the College Bound

Beverly Low | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Like the colorful and constant noise of summer fireworks, advice for college first-years has begun exploding from all directions. Celebrations are mixed with a nervous excitement that will not be matched or replicated ever again.

Student Dies After Attempting Backflip

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.05.2013 | College

Kevin Signo, an 18-year-old Baylor University freshman, was pronounced dead Sunday after he broke his neck while attempting a backflip during a dance ...

Off to College

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Jeff Danziger

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The True Meaning of Convocation

Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi

For the academic community, the good tidings of great joy surround the welcoming activities for the incoming freshmen and/or the capstone celebrations for the graduating seniors. To wit, it is really all about our recognition of the scholarly circle of life. One comes in, another goes out.

Freshman Freak Out

Uloop | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Uloop

I thought my freshman days were over, but turns out, they're just beginning. It's that nervous routine all over again, only this time, I love it.

Attention Freshmen: Change Happens, So Just Let It

Uloop | Posted 10.06.2012 | College
Uloop

Change is a good thing and don't hold yourself back because it's different.  The growth you will experience in your college years cannot be replaced by anything. 

Ten Suggestions for Incoming Freshmen

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2012 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

Keep a chart of how you are using your time. Work on your course work every day but not all day; do something that is fun and relaxing every day and be sure to get enough exercise and sleep.

How to Keep Your Freshman's Finances in Check

Women & Co | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Before your child heads off to college this fall, it's important to sit down as a family to make sure you're all on the same page about living expenses and spending money while he or she is away.

My First Days of College

Mac Hart | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Mac Hart

30 years ago my mom roomed in the dorm right next door. Weird, right? She says it was a lot different back then. Most significant was the fact that she could drink at 18. My mother says she was able to party, pay for school through loans, and get a job that paid it all back. So, what will this mean for me?

College Helps Renew Parent-Child Ties

Richard Warshak | Posted 11.05.2011 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

Going off to college clearly stirred renewed affection and appreciation for parents. I have never seen or heard this phenomenon discussed in print or at professional conferences. But it was very real to those of us in Founders Hall, Ithaca, back in 1966.

50 Tips for College Success

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2011 | College
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

I was a college student for 11 years. I'm also an adjunct professor, so I've been at the other side of the classroom as well. Here are 50 things I've learned.