Resources for Parents & Families

Resources for Parents & Families

Virtual Parent Session – Adjusting to College: What Parents Need to Know to Help Your Student Thrive

Adjusting to College: What Parents Need to Know to Help Your Student Thrive

While there is a lot of information in this recording, we know you may still have questions. If you aren't able to find the answer to your question in the FAQs below, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Center for Student Engagement at or 845-257-3025.

Frequently Asked Questions


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