Parents and Families

Students Can Buy Books Early Online

It may seem early to think about buying books for the winter semester, but thanks to the partnership between the university and Barnes & Noble College, students are able to efficiently purchase books via an online portal.

Student looking through stacks of books


Financial Basics for Your Student

College is a time for your student to gain independence. Learning skills for managing money can help. By keeping some basics in mind, your student can get off to a good start, which can carry them through college, and set them on the right financial path as they graduate.

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Meet the Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is a central place for students and their parents/families, to seek assistance in navigating the complex issues of campus life.  

Dean of Student Executive Staff

Make it a Productive Summer

Exams are underway, plans are being made for move out, the summer spans before your student with endless possibilities. Here are ideas for keeping minds fresh and moving towards goals this summer.

Students collaborating


Summer Subleasing 101

Is your student thinking about subletting their place this summer? You may want to encourage your student to consider these tips, resources and opportunities as they make their plans.

Apartment front door

Supporting Your Student During Finals

Learning to manage a heavy academic workload while focusing on health and well-being as final exams loom can be a challenging part of the college experience. Parents and family members will often be the first people students turn to when they want to talk through stress this time of year. The best thing you can do is make yourself available to listen and be a source of comfort.

A student studies with his laptop

Financial Basics for Students

College students will make hundreds of financial decisions that impact their day-to-day life and financial wellness for years to come. Gaining skills for managing money can help. 

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Improved Process for Buying Textbooks

Starting this fall, students will find the process of buying textbooks more affordable, streamlined and reliable, thanks to a new partnership between the university and Barnes & Noble College.

Barns and Noble bookstore in Pierpont Commons

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