April

First Year Students

Your first-year student may be experiencing:

  • Stress and fatigue due to academic and social obligations

  • Academic issues due to procrastination

How can you help?

Encourage the use of academic resources and wellness resources, such as the Johnson Student Recreation Center, as final exams approach. Offer words of support and send a care package. Here are some ideas for questions that may help to start the conversation.

 

“Are you ready for final exams?”

Motivation typically suffers a little after Spring Break, but it is important to stay focused on a positive end to the semester.

 

“How do you think living at home this summer will be different than last summer?”

As it was in December, returning home is a transition for both student and family.

 

“Who have your closest friends been this year?”

Just as it was in high school, it is important to know who your student’s friends are and to seek opportunities to get to know them.

 

“How have your relationships with high school friends changed?”

The summer will bring opportunities to reconnect with old friends while maintaining relationships with new college friends.

 

“Based on the past year, what will you do differently in the fall?”

It is never too early to set goals for the fall.

 

“Do you know how proud we are of you?”

Everyone likes to be reminded that their loved ones support them no matter what.

 

Second Year Students

Your second-year student may be experiencing:

  • Stress and fatigue due to academic and social obligations

  • Academic issues due to procrastination

How can you help?

“Are you ready for final exams?”

Motivation typically suffers a little after Spring Break, but it is important to stay focused on a positive end to the semester.

 

“Based on the past year, what will you do differently in the fall?”

It is never too early to set goals for the fall.

 

“Do you know how proud we are of you?”

Everyone likes to be removed that their loved ones support them no matter what.