May’s adjustments for first year students

It’s almost the end of the school year!  Some students may experience the following:

  • Final exam anxiety
  • Stress over moving when semester ends
  • Ambivalence about returning home for summer
  • Sadness over leaving new friendships and/or new romantic relationships at school
  • Beginning to realize how college will influence future life decisions

Tip: ask your student what they hope for the summer.  How can you challenge and support them in these hopes?

Adapted from Helping your First-Year College Student Succeed, Richard Mullendore and Cathie Hatch, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. 

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