The first few days/weeks of school are activity-packed with meeting new people and adjusting to new situations. So, unless they're reminded of it they'll probably be able to escape the loneliness of being homesickness.
And, even if they don't tell you during those first few weeks, they do miss you.
It is important to talk with your student about how often the two of you plan to stay in contact as they go away to college. There is no set rule about frequency. You know your student best, continue supporting them the best way you know how.
Try to avoid yes/no questions to keep the conversation from ending quickly. Asking open-ended questions provides space for your student to expand on a topic and share more than they normally would with you.
Encourage your student to get out of their room for meals in the dining halls, to study with classmates around campus, and participate in the multitude of activities happening across campus. The Center for Student Involvement offers over 160 student organizations and clubs. Students can find their place in the Pack by logging onto Wolf Connect.
The university has 34 full-time officers who provide law enforcement services, security, parking, transportation services, and emergency response year round.
The Counseling Center provides free, confidential counseling and support services to all enrolled UWG students. They provide group, online, personal, and substance abuse counseling options to best fit your student's needs.
If your student is in a distressing situation, you can fill out a UWG Care report monitored by individuals in our Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Office.
When a report is made, a member of the Campus Awareness Response & Evaluation Team (CARE) will respond to your request within 24 hours (during the work week). If this is an emergency, weekend, or holiday, please contact University Police at (678) 839-6000
This app allows you to communicate directly with University Police and allows safety officals to better protext you. Find the "LiveSafe" app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store and download to your iPhone or Android.
Parking and Transportation provides on- and off-campus shuttle services. Students can download the "GoWest" App to get a real-time location of buses. Shuttles frequently make stops at the stadium to pick up and drop off students at their cars.