In August, Square Cow Movers wraps up the summer with family vacations and prepare for the new academic year by shopping for school supplies. Parents of college-bound students also have the added joy of sending their grown-up calves off to college for the first time. Will you be taking your kid to school? Do you remember when your parents took you? One cow has her own story to tell.
Once upon a time I…I mean another cow I know…went to college out-of-state. My…I mean her…her family was very proud that she got accepted into this prestigious and historic school. Her family was so excited that BOTH her parents and grandparents came to orientation, to help her move-in, set up her dorm room and say good-bye. While this other cow appreciates her family and knows that they love her very much, she would encourage other parents to be supportive and excited for their college-bound students, but perhaps not so…embarrassing.
To help you with your own big send-off, here is some advice on what to expect on Mooove-In Day on campus!
- Your student’s college website should be your new best friend. If you have never visited the college website, you are missing out. Let us help you direct yourself to the source of all the specific information you will need! The website name will undoubtedly be something like schoolname.edu. You will then want to click on a tab that will be labeled something like “Parents” or “Student Life”. Then you will be able to find all the relevant information about orientation, move-in dates, etc.
- Please don’t be THAT parent, you know the one who is sporting a matching shirt and hat emblazoned with the college’s name and mascot. We think it’s great that you are proud of your student and excited for the beginning of his college career, but please dial it back, just a little.
- Most colleges will arrange at least a few separate orientation activities for parents and students. You will want to make sure that your kid is comfortable, but don’t linger too long because you might embarrass your student. They are trying to meet new friends and make his/her own good first impressions. If you accompanied your student to their orientation and helped them move-in, he/she already knows you care.
- Leave a note or a small surprise for your student to find later. After all the excitement of moving into the dorms and attending dozens of different orientation activities, your “big kid” still might miss home (just a little). They would probably love finding a note under his pillow or coming across their favorite candy tucked away in his desk drawer. They might not tell you, but they love and will miss you!
Congratulations Mom and Dad, you did good! Enjoy this achievement as parents of a college student. Know that all of that hard work you did parenting is paying off, but you will always have the roles as Mom and Dad!
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