Parents & Families

Parents and Families are important to a student’s experience at Rochester. You can strengthen connections with your student by:

  • Encouraging them to explore job and internship opportunities within Handshake.
  • Motivating them to start building their network within the UR community through The Meliora Collective.
  • Helping them understand the importance of career exploration and advising through 1:1 appointments and drop-in hours at the Greene Center.
  • Exploring industries, career paths and ideas through our Career Communities.
  • Regularly checking our calendar for upcoming events on and off-campus.

10 Ways Parents Can Support Their New College Student

Quick read for parents on how to support their college students. Great for first year students and refresher for any class year.


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By Jodyi Wren
Jodyi Wren Interim Assistant Dean & Executive Director, Director, Advising & Career Communities
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