Category Archives: Student Development

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 … Continue reading

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April’s adjustments for first year students

Many first-year students experience the following during the month of April: Concern over declaring a major Feeling “burned out” Spring fever Concern about finding summer employment Tip: find time to Facetime or Skype with your student, just to say hi. … Continue reading

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Campus housing lottery is just around the corner

Each returning student wishing to live on campus the following year must participate in the Whitworth Housing Lottery, which takes place each April. This process is designed to give priority to students who have a higher class standing and therefore … Continue reading

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March’s adjustments for first year students

Spring is just around the corner, but it also still feels far off for many students in chilly Spokane!  Students may experience some of the following during the month of March. Anxiety about Midterm exams Anxiety about finding a roommate … Continue reading

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February’s adjustments for first year students

In the darker month of February in the Inland Northwest, students can experience many of the following: “Fresh start” mentality sets in with new semester Wanderlust after Jan Term trips Challenges with romantic relationship back home may begin to develop … Continue reading

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