Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather around the table and share in each other’s blessings.  Your students will be home, some for the first time this semester, and ready for a home-cooked meal they can enjoy without waiting in cafeteria lines.  While you are enjoying the company of your college student, take the

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Autumn greetings, parents and family members.  The trees in front of College Hall are turning shades of red, orange and yellow, as they prepare to slough it all off before the nip of winter hits.  Think of your student’s journey through this first semester as stages as well.  Most were fresh when they arrived on

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Autumn greetings, parents and family members of our returning students.  By now, you know the ins and outs of a semester, and are probably aware your students are taking midterm exams as you read this blog.  Later this month, they’ll be collecting mid-term grade reports from their advisors and (we hope) engaging in well-thought conversation

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Welcome to Gonzaga – your student is here, all of their belongings have been unpacked (we hope), and they’ve gotten through their first couple weeks of collegiate academic work.  Now you can kick back and relax, right?  Sounds nice, but chances are, you’re still involved with your son or daughter, some of you perhaps more

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Another academic year is underway, and while you may not have the jitters of a freshman parent, you may still feel some anxiety over saying goodbye again.  We recommend that you channel your parental energies into encouraging your student to seek answers, resources, and opportunities to help make the most of their remaining time at

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Summer is here! While you’re away feeling the sand beneath your toes, we’re hard at work preparing for the arrival of your students. Academic Services advisors have been in communication with your incoming student regarding their course selection for fall courses, and we’ve just about wrapped up the process. Here’s what’s to come: Later this

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Spring fever has hit Gonzaga’s campus – shorts and sandals are blooming, right along with the tulips. While the attire may lean toward relaxation, be prepared for some anxious conversations with your students as they start preparing for their final exams, & sophomore year. If these topics come up in conversation, here are a few

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Your student is back to campus, refreshed and ready to take on the second half of spring semester after a relaxing week off.  Your student should be making an appointment with their academic advisor to both pick up their mid-term grades, available after March 22nd, as well as talk about course registration for both summer

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Happy new year! Many of us will be starting 2010 with resolutions – it may be to laugh more, join a club, exercise, or try a new adventure.  If old habits didn’t work for your student’s first semester, perhaps it’s time for something new in their academic world, too. Here are a few suggestions for

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