Preparing for College Success With University of Oregon

Students Soar at the University of Oregon!

Transitioning your high school senior to college freshman is exciting and an important step in setting them up for later success.  The Balancing Act visited the University of Oregon for their “Week of Welcome” to see how parents can do it best.  No matter where you live, this top school has an impressive transition program. Tips and tools for all parents.


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A Welcoming College Transition

The University of Oregon helps students and parents experience a smooth transition with its Week of Welcome

Sending your child off to college is a very emotional and stressful time for most parents. It’s a huge step in letting go and a leap of faith that your child will do well on their own. It can also be a very confusing and overwhelming time for your child, with so many decisions to make.

The transition to college doesn’t have to be a rough one, for students or parents.

The University of Oregon has come up with a better way to ease the transition for all with its Week of Welcome and its approach to helping families during this time by offering a wealth of resources to parents and students alike:

  • Financial planning
  • Summer orientation sessions
  • Admissions counseling
  • College preview events
  • Week of Welcome

When all the decisions have been made, and enrollment is complete, then comes the hardest part for most parents; dropping their child off and saying goodbye; but never fear the University of Oregon will have you covered there as well.

When families arrive for the Week of Welcome, they find themselves presented with a wide array of activities. These activities are geared towards introducing the students to their new university and fellow students, and parents are invited to be a part as well. Everything from hiking, rafting, wine tasting and other local excursions gives parents a chance to be involved, meet other parents and help ease the transition of letting go and saying goodbye.

The University of Oregon wants parents to stay active in their UO community and invites them to join the Parent and Family Association, which provides for ongoing involvement on campus for events and experiences that bond the entire family together and help enrich the college experience.

Visit http://www.admissions.uoregon.edu to tap into the resources and information or to reach out and ask questions and learn how to be involved. Find out if the University of Oregon is the right choice for your future collegiate, and the whole family.

“The University of Oregon is among the nation’s top two percent among public research universities, with renowned faculty, leading facilities, and top students. Our top priority is to ensure that each student arriving on campus has the support needed to succeed and that parents have the knowledge and resources to help their new Ducks take flight and soar,” said Dr. Roger J. Thompson, PhD, Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Make sure to tune in to The Balancing Act on Tuesday, October 21 and 28, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on the Lifetime Channel to learn more. In case you missed the show, watch here: http://www.thebalancingact.com/story/5325/preparing_for_college_success

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(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG – October 21, 2014) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® on the Lifetime® Channel featured the University of Oregon and their tips and tools for helping high school students transition into college on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT). In case you missed it, watch http://www.thebalancingact.com/story/5325/preparing_for_college_success or tune in tune in on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) as The Balancing Act hosts help jump-start the day with lively conversation and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

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Transitioning high school seniors to college freshman is an exciting time for students and an important step in setting them up for later success. The Balancing Act visited the University of Oregon’s “Week of Welcome” to see how parents can do it best. No matter where you live, this top school has an impressive transition program. Join Cora Bennett, Director of Student Orientation and Roger Thompson, Ph.D, Vice President of Enrollment Management from the University of Oregon as they share tips and tools for all parents. To learn more, visit: http://www.admissions.uoregon.edu

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