Welcome Parents and Guardians!

Welcome to the Liberty Family! Welcome week is a time of transition for both students and parents – we understand! For many, leaving your child at college can be a time of great anxiety. You may be experiencing a sense of loss or grief. Others might not be able to wait to drop their student off at college. Whatever you may be experiencing, here are a few helpful tips to help you navigate Welcome Week as a parent.

  1. Parents are welcome to help students move into their residence halls. There will be many student leaders helping move items, but parents are welcome to be involved! Just be sure to talk with your student about their expectations as they may want to do this on their own!
  2. Feelings of grief and loss are normal – be brave! This is an exciting time in your student's life. Remember, in the best way, this is your fault! You raised your child to be able to leave the nest! Remember: The longer parents stay, the harder it is for both parties to say goodbye.
  3. Avoid the temptation to linger – we encourage you to make plans with your student to allow for a smooth transition into Liberty. They need the opportunity to make friends! Allow them to attend the on-campus activities and events and begin making connections at their new home away from home. Our research shows that students who connect with each other and the University are for more apt to continue to Commencement.
  4. If it works with your schedule, feel free to stay for the Parent Session Friday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 am! Hear from many higher education and counseling professionals about the transition for parents into Liberty and hear information regarding departments dedicated to the needs of your student. If you are unable to attend, feel free to review the PowerPoints online!
  5. We love for you to visit after about three weeks if you can, but please give your student a chance to acclimate.

If you have any further questions about Welcome Week, please reach out to us at the Parent and Family Connections office. We are hear for you!

 

Know what to expect during Welcome Week by registering for our Welcome Week LiveCast!

 

Before your student arrives:

Make sure that your student has completed the following items before arriving on Campus:

 

Resources:

parents@liberty.edu | (434) 582-2339 |  Facebook