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St. Thomas University Parents Presentation May 2015

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For parents and family members who attended the May 2015 Registration Open House at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB.

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St. Thomas University Parents Presentation May 2015

  1. 1. Change is inevitable. Let’s embrace it. Privacy laws protect your students. We can’t share information with you. BUT you can share information with us.
  2. 2. Are we ok?
  3. 3. YOUR STUDENT’S DEVELOPMENT
  4. 4. Learning - in and out of the classroom • Developing competence • Managing emotions • Moving through autonomy towards interdependence • Developing mature interpersonal relationships • Establishing identity • Developing purpose • Developing integrity
  5. 5. THE ACADEMIC YEAR
  6. 6. • Anticipation, excitement, nervousness • Building connections, developing a support network • Adapting to a new learning environment September – New Beginnings Important Dates 5 Residence Move-in 5 - 12 Welcome Week 7 Labour Day 10 Classes begin. Opening Mass. 18 Last day to confirm registration by arranging payment of fees. Last day to add courses. Tips for success…  Welcome Week  Peer Mentoring Program  Accessibility Services  Financial Aid
  7. 7. • Preparation for midterms • Overwhelmed with all they have to do • Send an extra bit of love from home October – Reality Important Dates 12 Thanksgiving Day - University Closed 17 Deadline to opt out of Health Plan 30 Last day to withdraw from first-semester courses without academic penalty. Last day for partial refunds of first semester fees. Tips for success…  Care package from home  Peer Tutoring  Writing Centre  Counselling Services
  8. 8. • Importance of finding a balance • Involvement in activities outside of the classroom • Getting marks back November – Getting Involved Important Dates 11 Remembrance Day - University Closed 12 Fall Term Reading Day – No Classes 27 Last day to hold class tests in first semester Tips for success…  Student Success Workshops  Students’ Union - Clubs & Societies  Volunteering  Study Abroad
  9. 9. • Increased anxiety and stress • Will need encouragement to push to the finish • Anticipate changes in family dynamics December – Exams, Finals and Holidays Important Dates 9 Last day of classes for first semester 10—13 Reading Days – no classes 14-19 Christmas exams 22 Residence closes for the Christmas break. Tips for success…  De-Stress Fest  UNB Health Centre  STU Mental Health (Facebook)
  10. 10. Breathe….
  11. 11. • Rejuvenated and looking forward to seeing friends • Following-up on feedback from last term • Reflect on your role in supporting your students January – Reconnecting, Starting Fresh Important Dates 4 Residence and the University open 5 Classes resume 15 Last day to add courses and last day to withdraw from full- year courses. 22 Celebration of Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of the University Tips for success…  Academic Advising  Accessibility Services  Athletics  Financial Aid  Counselling Services
  12. 12. • Planning for second year – courses, accommodations • Search for summer employment • Encourage your student to ask for help before they need it February – Thinking Ahead Important Dates 12 Chancellor’s Day – no classes 26 Last day to withdraw from second-semester courses without academic penalty 12 Chancellor’s Day – no classes 26 Last day to withdraw from second-semester courses without academic penalty Tips for success…  Academic Advising  Employment & Financial Aid  Study Abroad  Residence Life
  13. 13. • Winter – mountains of snow and work! • Importance of using their support networks and resources • Reminder to take breaks – go to a show, festival, skate March – Balance and Focus Important Dates 7-11 Mid-term break - no classes 24 Last day to hold class tests in second semester 25-28 Easter – University closed Tips for success…  Peer Tutoring  Writing Centre  Students’ Union
  14. 14. • Round two of finals – increased confidence in skills • Students may be tired, just wanting to be done • Remind your student to get outside, enjoy spring April – End of the Year Important Dates 6 Last day of classes in second semester 7-10 Reading days – no classes 11-16 Final exams 19 Residence officially closes for the year Tips for success…  Library  Study Hall  Student Lounge  Peer Tutoring  Accessibility Services
  15. 15. YOU MADE IT!
  16. 16. Campus Resources Important Dates in October Important Dates in April Aboriginal Student Services danielr@stu.ca  506-452-9669  JDH 208 Academic Advising advising@stu.ca  506-453-7213  GMH 311 Accessibility Services accessibility@stu.ca  506-453-7207  GMH 104 Campus Ministry jryan@stu.ca  506-452-0636  GMH 203 Campus Sexual Assault Team counsel@unb.ca  506-453-4820  UNB Campus Counselling Services counselling@stu.ca  506-453-7213  GMH311 Counselling Services (shared service STU/UNB) counsel@unb.ca  506-453-4820  UNB Campus Health Services (shared service STU/UNB) shc@unb.ca  506-453-4837  UNB Campus Employment and Financial Aid studentemployment@stu.ca  506-452-0423  GMH311 International Students internationaloffice@stu.ca  506-452-9593  GMH 303 Residence Life residencelife@stu.ca 506-452-0578  GMH 303 Registrar’s Office registrarsoffice@stu.ca  506-452-0530  GMH 101 Student Engagement and Retention kwebb@stu.ca  506-452-2119  GMH303 Student Services and Residence Life clarkes@stu.ca  506-453-7202  GMH 312 scalhoun@stu.ca  506-453-7213  GMH 311 Writing Centre writingcentre@stu.ca  506-452-0480  ECH102
  17. 17. Community Resources Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital 700 Priestman Street, Fredericton 506-453-2132 Chimo Helpline Toll Free Number 24 Hour Service 450-HELP (4357) Fredericton After-Hours Mobile Crisis Team 506-453-2132 Fredericton Mental Health Services 65 Brunswick St., Fredericton 506-453-2132 Fredericton Addiction Services 65 Brunswick St., Fredericton 506-452-5558 Capital Region Mental Health and Addictions 65 Brunswick St., Fredericton, Ste. 292 506-458-1803 Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre 506-454-0437 www.fsacc.ca Suicide Prevention Committee 403 Regent Street Office Phone 506-455-5231 Crisis Phone 1-800-667-5005 cmhanb@nb.aibn.com
  18. 18. Q & A See you again: Parent Welcome September 5 2-4pm
  19. 19. Contact: Student Services and Residence Life 506-453-7213 studentlife@stu.ca George Martin Hall 311

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