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    Piedmont Natural Gas has restored service to campus this evening. As a result of the work performed today there will be detours on Faculty Row for both vehicles and pedestrians. Please use extreme caution and do not attempt to go around the barricades.

    Facilities and Piedmont Natural Gas personnel will continue working with the natural gas infrastructure on campus throughout the week. Service disruption is not anticipated, but could be possible. This work is being performed to make every effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus environment. 

    Dining services will resume standard operations for Sunday, January 22. We appreciate your patience today and apologize for any inconvenience.

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Reactions When Students enter College

Most parents expierence:

  • Adventurous feelings
  • Sense of loneliness
  • An openness to change
  • Independence
  • Depression

Adjustments, Concerns, and Transitions

Most parents are:

  • Having more free time
  • Responsible for fewer people at home
  • Re-establishing their own personal identity
  • Having seperation anxiety from their student
  • Trying tp fill a void
  • Relinquishing control
  • Adjusting to being left out of their student's daily activites and decisions
  • Understanding that their student will ascertain his/her independence
  • Having seperation anxiety from their student
  • Realizing the student will be exploring new social and academic opportunities

Adjustment and Establishing New Relations

Most parents need to:

  • Encourage students to trust themselves by providing support and freedom
  • Promote students to establish new relationships and explore opportunities
  • Develop new interest of their own
  • Trust the student to function as a successful young adult
  • Guide rather than pressure their student
  • Allow for mistakes while understanding there will be ups and downs
  • Determine appropriate expectations and guidelines while being explicit
  • Offer advice when asked and listen
  • Support student's problem solving skills rather than rushing to solve the problem
  • Realize the student's life is his/her own
  • Acknowledge and accept student's limits and strengths
  • Expect change
  • Occasionally visit and write