Parent orientation held on campus

Going away to college can be a nerve−wracking experience not only for students but for their parents‚ too. Kennesaw State hopes to alleviate some of the parental fears by offering a parent orientation program to those whose students will be entering into their first collegial experience.

Georgia (Jun 30, 2006) — Going away to college can be a nerve−wracking experience not only for students but for their parents‚ too. Kennesaw State hopes to alleviate some of the parental fears by offering a parent orientation program to those whose students will be entering into their first collegial experience.

The Counseling‚ Advising and Program Services Center offers the program to help parents better understand the university environment and to introduce them to available resources and services.

Nearly 100 parents came to campus June 28 to attend one of several orientations scheduled during the summer. While here‚ parents toured the campus and received the guide‚ “Helping Your First−Year College Student Succeed.” Before the fall semester begins in August‚ CAPS expects to see hundreds of parents attend orientation.

In addition to the new parent orientation‚ CAPS also provides year−round counseling‚ advising and testing services to enrolled students as well as conducts orientation and entrance testing services to incoming students. The CAPS student orientation program has been recognized by the Foundations of Excellence Organization.




 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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