Parent & Family Webinar Series

The parents & family members’ webinar series is deigned to integrate parents & family members as educational stakeholders of students at the University of Iowa. Guided by theories, institutional research, and practice, webinars provide a platform for the University of Iowa to consistently engage with parents and family members providing a proactive, open forum for questions, concerns, and dialogue. We also will seek to collaborate with campus partners who work with families (e.g. Orientation Services and Division of Student Life).

Program Objectives

The parents & family members’ webinar series will:

  • Provide University of Iowa Parents & Family Members with accurate and timely information related to the student transition process and retention.
  • Provide University of Iowa Parents & Family Members an opportunity to engage with University of Iowa staff and faculty members, ask questions, and learn more about students’ experiences at the University of Iowa.

We want you to be an informed resource for your student. Please register for webinars within the series HERE.

To view all of our recording, please visit our YouTube page.


2018-19 Webinar Schedule

AUGUST
Making the Big Move: Move-In & On Iowa!
Date
: August 3, 2018
Presented by: On Iowa! & New Student Programs and Residence Education
Parents participating in this session will: 

  • Understanding of the On-Campus move-in process and On Iowa! welcome weekend, including the expectations for students and the expectations for parents and families.

SEPTEMBER
Handling Homesickness: Strategies for Success
Date
: September 7, 2018
Presented by: University Counseling Center
Parents participating in this session will:

  • Understand that most students experience homesickness and how homesickness can impact their success
  • Develop strategies on how to best support their students in homesickness
  • Learn about University Counseling Services

OCTOBER
Paying for Next Year: The Financial Aid Process
Date: October 5, 2018
Presented by: Office of Student Financial Aid
Parents participating in this session will: 

  • Gain knowledge on how finances can impact student success
  • Understand the important dates and verification process for Financial Aid, especially with the change in FASFA file dates and awarding dates

NOVEMBER
Study Abroad—What’s it all about?
Date
: November 2, 2018
Presented by: International Programs
Parents participating in this session will:

  • Recognize the benefits of studying abroad for their student
  • Understand the who, what, where, when and how of study abroad
  • Learn strategies on how to support their student before, during and after the study abroad experience

DECEMBER
Managing the Winter Break Transition
Date: December 7, 2018
Presented by: The Academic Advising Center
Parents participating in this session will:

  • Develop knowledge and strategies to help support their student as they come home for winter break
  • Understand how to support their student get ready to be academically successful for the Spring semester

FEBRUARY
Proactive Planning for Next Year
Date: February 1, 2019
Presented by: Academic Advising Center, University Housing & Dining, and Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (CSIL – Off-campus Housing)
Parents participating in this session will:

  • Gain knowledge about the registration process for continuing students
  • Understand options for housing in the next year

MARCH
Academic Support Resources
Date: March 1, 2019
Presented by: Academic Support & Retention
Parents participating in this session will:

  • Gain knowledge about academic support resources on campus
  • Understand that each student has different academic goals

APRIL
Exploring Summer Jobs & Internships
Date: April 5, 2019
Presented by: Office of Student Employment and Pomerantz Career Center
Parents participating in this session will:

  • Understand the value of summer jobs and internships for major and career decision making

MAY
Managing the Summer Transition
Date: May 3, 2019
Presented by: University Counseling Services
Parents participating in this session will:

  • Develop knowledge and strategies to help support their student as they come home for the summer
  • Understand how to support their student get ready to transition to the next year.

 

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