New Student Orientation Information for Families and Supporters

How to support your new Nazareth student

You play an important role in your student's college success, and there are a number of ways you can support their transition.

Quick Tips

The transition from high school to college can be as challenging for family members and supporters as for students. Here are a few quick tips to help:

  • Ask “how can I help?” – this approach lets them take responsibility for problem-solving, and is a reminder that you want to help in the process – not solve the problem for them
  • Encourage your student to attend events and get to know their peers. Their first year seminar and Academic & College Success (ACS) class is a great way to meet folks who are also new to campus.
  • When a concern arrives, have your student advocate for themselves! It can be a quicker process when we hear directly from or meet with the student in person.
  • Avoid avoiding! Many aspects of this process can be hard and scary (as well as exciting!). The sooner students face these fears independently, the quicker they will develop a sense of mastery and competence that can reduce their anxiety in the future.


When is move-in?
How do we enter campus to check-in?

Campus Resources

Here are links to some of the most popular information for NAZ supporters and family members.

Note: These areas and their department members will be available to meet you and answer questions during the campus walking tour and resource fair during orientation.