Counseling Center: (540) 665-4530
Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Congratulations on being the parent of a college student! College is an exciting and challenging time for students and parents alike. For students, it's a time filled with hope for the future, opportunities to change and grow, to make new friends, and transition into adulthood. For parents, sending a child to college is a time to be proud of all the hard work that has prepared them to meet the challenges that lay ahead. Also, parents and family undergo their own transitions as the absence of the student is a daily reminder that the family is now different. In addition, communication between the student and individual family members is altered and as parents are learning to adapt to these changes, they are often called upon to help their student from a distance to navigate his or her challenges.