Happy New Year from all of us at Franklin & Marshall College!
If you have your F&M student home for the winter break, I hope it has been a restful and refreshing reunion for your family. As the parent of two college students who are home, I know that this long winter break can present both opportunities and challenges for families. It's great to have the chance to reflect with our college students on their progress and growth, in and outside the classroom, to celebrate their successes and reflect on obstacles they have faced. On the other hand, transitioning from the full independence to which they've become accustomed at college back to living for several weeks under their family's roof may sometimes be difficult. All the best to your family in managing these changing dynamics!
Here's to a happy and healthy 2014,
P.S. If you're moving your student back to campus this Sunday, please consider attending a gathering of parents to discuss the College's efforts to reduce high-risk alcohol use among F&M students with Dean of the College Margaret Hazlett. This discussion will take place from 3 - 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in Druker Humanities Common in the Barshinger Life Sciences Building. Light snacks will be available.