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.