Transitioning to College

Going to college is more than just "going back to school." The departure is a significant milestone in the life of a family and ushers in a time of separation and transition, requiring an adjustment on the part of parents, the college-bound teenager and the whole family. Regardless of what it might look or sound like, most college-bound students need and desire the support of their family. The new environment of college can be both exciting and frightening. A range of responses is entirely normal for both parents and students. Rockhurst has numerous support services to assist with the transition and help students get on their feet and adapt to campus life.

A Resource for Students with a History of Mental Health Concerns