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College Parenting

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.

From Welcome Week to Commencement, 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. Watch The Butterfly Story video for our encouragement on how to transition (and grow) well.

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. Review our Parent and Family Guide 2022-23 as it introduces you to the university’s departments that provide service to all areas of your student’s wellbeing, and visit the Frequently Asked Questions page which has brief videos and so much more! Plus, there are Resources for Parents and additional article resources below to serve as talking points for you and your student.

Most importantly, pray. Read the monthly newsletter and the Praying For Your Student resource that cover most of the highs and lows that students experience during their academic journey. And just for you, be sure to visit our Parent & Family Connections Blog for encouragement on your journey as a college parent. May you be blessed and transition smoothly into this next stage of your family’s life.

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