Parents and family play a vital role in their student’s education. By keeping the lines of communication open, parents can encourage their sons and daughters to get involved in all aspects of college life from the classroom to student activities, community service, and athletics.
Our goal is to create a continuing partnership between Keystone College and the parents and family of our students from their first semester at Keystone through graduation. With our help, students can learn how to set goals, develop a sense of purpose and integrity, and make good decisions in tough situations.
The Keystone Family Experience is a new way to stay involved with your student and Keystone College.
Your one-stop shop for:
- Access to important campus news and deadlines
- Personalized newsletters on your schedule
- Announcements via email and text message
- Sharing of updates with friends and family
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More Tips for Parents
Parental support is important to the success of students. We offer various tips to help you help your son or daughter, achieve his or her best.
Help us to help your student.
- Become a partner with us in the success of your student
- Understand that adjusting to the college experience and workload can be stressful
- Learn what college life is like and what to expect
- Prepare to deal with your student’s homesickness and perhaps your own “empty nest” syndrome
- Attend Family Day, if possible, scheduled for approximately 3-4 weeks into the semester
- Encourage your student to ask questions
- Suggest that your student become familiar with campus
- Emphasize the importance of eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep
- Encourage your student to put together a weekly schedule that includes time for classes, studying, eating, socializing, and sleeping
- Emphasize the importance of getting used to the amount of reading early in the semester and caution your student about procrastinating
- Remind your student that help is available from advisors, counselors, faculty, tutors, residence hall staff, and others
- Encourage your student to attend athletic events and student activities
- Stay in touch with your student, but also allowing them room to grow