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College Parenting

From the First Day of Class to Graduation and Beyond

At Liberty University, you can rest assured that the values you instilled in your children will not be undermined. We take pride in creating an environment where your student feels they have a home away from home. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or guardian, we are committed to collaborating with you in guiding your student through the challenges and triumphs of the next few years.

Our goal is to support student success and promote an appropriate role for parents within the campus community. We hope to encourage you through your transition as a college parent. As you move away from the daily monitoring of your child’s decisions to the role of a coach who listens, prays, guides, and promotes their resiliency, some days may feel like a struggle. The challenges and struggles – and prayers – are all parts of growth. 

The First Days

The first semester in particular will give rise to new experiences, new questions, and many opportunities for your student to practice becoming an advocate of their own – housing, food, time management, friendships, classes, the pace of communication with you, and more.

  • Is this your first semester as a college parent or your student is new to Liberty? Start with For Your First Year.
  • Our Parent and Family Guide 2023-24 is handy as it introduces you to the university’s departments that provide services for your student’s well-being.
  • The Frequently Asked Questions page connects you to the departments that support your student’s success on campus!
  • Plus, there are additional article resources below to serve as talking points for you and your student from talking to them to handling disagreements in a God-honoring way.

Every Semester

Most importantly, pray. The monthly newsletter and Praying For Your Student cover most of the highs and lows that students experience during their academic journey. And just for you, be sure to read our Faith Stories for encouragement on your faith journey as a college parent.

May you be blessed and transition smoothly into this next stage of your family’s life. ~PFC Staff

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