Information for Parents and Families
CAPS has created a separate page for parents and families of USF students with tips on coping with COVID-19 and helping your student cope, as well as resources. Below is more general information for parents and families.
There’s no doubt about it—the college experience changes every student, and it is likely to alter your family dynamics as well.
Whether your USF student is the first or last (or only) of your children to go to college, there are bound to be times when you feel anxious, frustrated, or challenged by a situation that is taking place in your student’s life. Sometimes these situations will involve the health or wellness of your child. We hope that you will help your student find their way to CAPS during these times and that you will come to think of us as a partner in your student’s development.
Below are a couple of short articles on issues your student (and you) may experience early in college. See other resources provided on our website around a variety of interpersonal, emotional, and mental health concerns students and families may have and ways you can help support your student.
- Freshman Season: A creative description of typical experiences for a first-year student in their initial semester
- Preparing to Have Your Student Home for the Holidays: A few tips