Families are supportive and critical partners to their student's success. Often students rely on families for coaching and guidance, and we want to make sure that you have information and skills to lend a helping hand when your student needs one. 

Trust us, every student will need a hand at some point! We encourage students to ask us for help when they need it. And whether this is your first to go to college or you're about to be an empty nester, we understand you may be feeling lots of emotions. Here's how we help:

NEW: Transition Guide for New Families

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There is a lot to think about—both for students and their families—and our brand new transition guide is here to help faciliate important conversations, encourage skill-building, and share applicable resources from UVM and beyond

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Webinar: Starting the Career Conversation

Are you struggling to talk to your student about their career goals or aspirations? Not sure how to bring up the conversation or answer their questions? Join Erica Caloiero, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and Sarah Heath, Director for the UVM Career Center, for a conversation on resources, tips, and tools for starting a dialogue and to help your student navigate their college journey.

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New Student Insight Sessions

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A joint collaboration between the Offices of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Residential Life, Orientation, and Student Financial Services, this menu of summer virtual webinars help prepare students and their families for the transition to college. See upcoming webinars and watch recorded content.

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Calendar for Families

View a high-level overview of the key points in the semester, including learning opportunities, key events, and numerous places for your student to build community connection.

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Advice for new families from a UVM Professor

We asked one of UVM students' favorite professors, Ilyse R. Morgenstein Fuerst, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religion & Director of Middle East Studies Program to share some advice for new families.

Read Dr. Fuerst's advice