January Parent E-Newsletter

Brought to you by the Parent and Family Connections Office


Welcome to 2013!

We are excited to dive into another semester here at Liberty. The year 2013 is freshly underway and we look forward to welcoming your student back on campus.

If you have a need or request we can lift up in prayer, email us at parentspray@liberty.edu. For any other questions or concerns, email the Parent and Family Connection Office at parents@liberty.edu or call us at (434) 582-2339.

Career Center

If your student is a graduating senior, their focus is undoubtedly on their future career. Liberty University's Career Center provides valuable job-seeking services, including critiquing your student's résumé before it is submitted to a potential employer. We offer this service for free to both current students and alumni.

Students may submit a copy of their résumé to www.Liberty.edu/CareerCenter through the “Résumé Critique” link provided. One of our experienced counselors will review the résumé and get it back to your student within a week. Your student is also welcome to make an appointment to meet with a counselor one-on-one or request walk-in résumé assistance on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.

Don’t feel like your student’s résumé is quite ready to be critiqued? The Career Center offers online resources to help students construct a professional résumé. In the “Résumé Assistance” portion of our website, there is a list of sample résumés and cover letters, as well as a résumé video workshop to help them get started.

The Career Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in DeMoss Hall Room 1007. For more information about our services, email careers@liberty.edu or call us at (434) 592-4109. Let us help your student plan for their future.


New Course for Freshmen: Mentoring 101, “To Help you Survive and Thrive!”

Are you concerned about your student’s transition into college as a first or second semester freshman at Liberty University? Mentoring 101 (MENT 101) offers small class sizes and mentoring by Liberty instructors. This unique elective is offered to first- or second-semester freshmen students as a one credit-hour class. Topics covered include time management, college transition, effective communication, finances, conflict management, utilizing campus resources, study skills, and more.

New students must contact Admissions to register* while returning students can add it themselves through their ASIST account. Go to “Look up Courses” and search for MENT 101 and get started on the right track at Liberty.
*If you’ve already registered, you may add it to your schedule while seats are still available.

Student Advocate Office

As your student begins their spring semester, make note of the important dates and deadlines and follow the links below:
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority completion date is March 1. If you expect to file a tax extension, please email financialaid@liberty.edu. The FAFSA is available at www.FAFSA.ed.gov.
  • New students may move into the residence halls on Jan. 10, beginning at 8 a.m.
  • Returning students may move into the residence halls on Jan. 11, beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Students are able to adjust their schedules without penalty before the Drop/Add deadline on Jan. 18 at 4 p.m.  Students must be registered for at least 12 credit hours to retain their Liberty scholarships and the Virginia Tuition Assistance grant (VTAG).


Important Dates

Jan. 10 – Residence halls open for new students
Jan. 10-12 – Orientation: Freshmen Welcome Week
Jan. 11 – Residence halls open for returning students
Jan. 14 – Classes begin
Jan. 18 – Last day to add/drop classes



January Featured Article

Your student may be in college, but they still need Dr. Mom (or Dr. Dad) to help them find their place on campus. Here are a few tips from www.yourcollegekid.com.