First Year Parent Success Series

The First Year Parent Success Series is a new initiative to help first-year parents and family members understand what their student may be going through during the first year of college, along with the different Pitt support services available to the student.

Though many of the topics can be found on the Pitt website, this series will delve deeper into situations like Student Involvement, Home Sickness, Safety, and Academic Excellence. To enrich the series, there will be chapter readings from a great resource, The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only – A Parent’s Guide to the New College Experience, each month to help guide the discussion. The group will meet online every second Tuesday of the semester at 7 p.m. for about an hour to discuss and offer suggestions.


September 2019- Tips #6- Residential Living, and #8- Talking, Texting, and Chatting


October 2019- tips #10- The First Few Months, and #11- Homesickness


November 2019- tip #22- Campus Safety


December 2019- Tips #16 Major Decisions and #25 Transferring