June and July Getting ready Setting up a new living space Some fear and anxiety Time for goal-settingconversations What resources does your studentanticipate needing?
Disability Resource Center Provides reasonableclassroom modificationsand testingaccommodations Physical disabilities,learning andpsychological disorders,ADHD, chronic healthconditions Temporary disabilities orillnesses Jake Karnes, Director Room 2 Alumni Gym(next to Student Center,across the street fromKennedy Book Store) (859) 257-2754 www.uky.edu/DRC
www.uky.edu/UK101Why take UK 101? Learn how to succeed incollege Small class setting 1 credit hour Students who take UK101 are more likely tobecome sophomores.Topics include: Study strategies Time management Library skills Campus resources College life Academic expectations
UK Parent Association Open to all parents,guardians,grandparents, andfamily members Annual membership:$35 (less than $3 amonth!) Career membership:$125 Join today!
Membership Benefits Insider’s Guide handbook Cat Chat e-mails Family Focus newsletter Family Weekend perks Member Discount Program Parent Advisory Council Tote bag of goodies – Special offer only good whileyou are on campus today!
Support for All Families Family Weekend: October 4 – 6 Website: www.uky.edu/parents Facebook: www.facebook.com/UKparents Twitter: twitter.com/UKparents Pinterest: pinterest.com/ukparents Gift service Support from Parent Association staff
What is AlcoholEdu? Important dates: Monday, July 15th– Site goes active Monday, August 19th– Deadline for Part One Monday, October 21st– Deadline for Part Two Students who do not complete this program by thedesignated deadlines will have an academic holdplaced on their accounts.
AugustAugustNew Student Induction Ceremony – K Week
August Homesickness New living situation Responsibility Forming new relationships Maintaining old relationships New academic environment
Over 250 events designed tohelp students successfullytransition to UK: August 23 – 31, 2013 Second step in orientationprocess Activities for parents andfamilies on August 23 and 24 K Teams More information coming inearly August KWeek@lsv.uky.eduwww.uky.edu/KWeekK BookNew StudentHandbook Written by students for students Handed out at AdvisingConference check-in Addresses student experienceboth in and out of the classroom Used in many sections of UK 101as a textbookwww.uky.edu/KBook
September Time management Balancing academic and social Encourage use of campusresources Encourage staying on campus Make plans to attend FamilyWeekend in October
Substance Education & Responsibility Annual averages for college students between 18and 24 in the U.S. 2.8 million report to have driven while intoxicated (DWI) 1,700 unintentional alcohol-related deaths 696,000 students are assaulted by another student whohas been drinking 97,000 reported victims of sexual assault and rape Estimated 27% of college dropouts are because of alcohol Nearly 1 in 5 college students meet the criteria for alcoholabuse or dependenceNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2007
Promote safe and responsiblebehaviors as pertaining to alcohol,drugs, and mental wellness. Encourage students with problems toseek assistance from campusresources. Serve as educational resources androle models for youth in the greaterLexington community through schoolsand community programs. Interested? Have your son ordaughter contactDrew.Smith02@uky.edu or go towww.uky.edu/substance.Student Wellness Ambassadors
Use, possession, or being in thepresence of alcohol and illegal drugs isprohibited on campus property. The use of tobacco products isprohibited on campus property. Suggestions for prescription drugs: Purchase a lock-box for certaindrugs. Remind your students that selling,trading, or giving away prescriptiondrugs is trafficking and is illegal.Substance Policies
October Increasing academicstress Encourage use of academicresources Midterm exams and finaldrop deadline Office hours Meet with academic advisor
Common Reading Experience Complete the requiredreading and assignment thissummer Participate in a small groupdiscussion during K Week Attend events throughoutthe school year, includingthe author visit in October
Common Reading ExperienceQ = QuoteL = Life LessonC = Characterwww.uky.edu/CommonReading
October 4 – 6, 2013Schedule of events includes: Friday check-in Family party Keeneland Spindletop Sunday brunch Athletic and cultural events Exploring Lexington Much more!Family Weekend
Pop Quiz: Important Dates AlcoholEdu Part One August 19 Move-in August 23 K Week August 23 – 31 Family Weekend October 4 – 6
November Increasing academic pressure Procrastination Looming deadlines Stress Encourage good personal wellness Students need to take responsibilityand ask for help
December Stress of final exams Returning home for break Discuss expectations for break Communicate about break plansand holidays Encourage stress-reducingactivities
Final Exams and Stress ReliefFinal Exams Schedule:www.uky.edu/Registrar/finals.htm
What are six things you and your student need to takecare of between now and the start of the fall semester? Complete AlcoholEdu Read Where Am I Wearing? and complete QLC assignment Read the K Book Get ready for move in! – Friday, August 23, 2013 IMPORTANT!! – Check UK email Have important goal-setting conversations Course EvaluationFinal Exam