As the fall semester begins, students are entering a time of transition. With a return to in-person classes, a full campus and adjusting focus back on academic courses, this brings significant change. Here are some tips to help your student successfully transition into the academic year.
- Promote engagement in extra-curricular activities that foster connection.
Students can benefit from connections with peers when adjusting to change.
- Help them to identify self-care activities and hobbies.
Self-care can help students focus on their overall well-being and relaxation.
- Encourage establishing a routine.
During transitions when many things feel unknown, routines can help create consistency and predictability.
- Remind them of their strengths as they have exhibited flexibility previously, and that these strengths will continue to help them be successful this year.
Your student has adapted well in previous changes, remind them that they are capable.
- Remind students of CAPS services, if they need additional support.
Their trained professionals are here to provide support.
If your student is new to CAPS, their first appointment, called an Initial Evaluation, is available same-day. Limited initial evaluation appointments are available each day, so we encourage students to call earlier in the day to secure a time that works best for their schedule. To schedule an appointment, students can call 402.472.7450.
More details at: http://caps.unl.edu