A Guide for Families of Commuter Students
Supporting Your Student's Success
Edition: 2

Paper: 978 1 942072 11 9 / $3.25
Published: October 2017  

Set: 978 1 889271 84 2 / $225.00
Published: October 2017  

Publisher: National Resource Center for The First Year Experience
30 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Published in partnership with NODA, the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education

Family members of new college students are often unsure what to expect and how to best help their students succeed in higher education. Focusing on the unique needs of commuter students, this brief guide describes typical challenges in adjusting to college, support services and opportunities offered by colleges and universities, and strategies family members can use to encourage student learning and success. A glossary of college terms is included.

$2.25 each when purchased in a set of 100 copies.

Table of Contents:
A Letter to Families

Adjusting to College
Academic Expectations
Student Engagement
Health and Well-Being
College Finances
Campus Resources
Concluding Thoughts

Glossary of College Terms
About the Authors
About the Sponsoring Organizations