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First Year

The first year of college is an exciting time for Baldwin Wallace students and their families.

As a partner in education, you may be aware of the social, emotional and academic growth opportunities inherent to starting a degree program. For many students, it is a time of personal exploration when their values, opinions and presuppositions are developed and even in flux.

During this time, your role may change with your student. Resources like BW's Family Connect newsletter offers opportunities to learn more about Baldwin Wallace.

Family Connect Newsletter

This free newsletter contains important dates, articles and helpful information for families of current first-year students. You will automatically receive the newsletter if your student provided BW with your email address. First-year articles include:

Countdown to College: Is Your Student Ready?

Connecting to BW

Getting Involved: Co-curriculars Enrich College Life

First Semester: Understanding the Dynamics

Managing Academic Difficulties

Academic Advisors Help Students Succeed

Ten Questions Parents Can Ask Their Student During First Semester

Freedom and Responsibility: Encouraging Positive Choices

Safeguarding Students: Being Aware of Alcohol-Related Issues

Staying Safe: Tips to Help Your Student

Being Healthy: Ways to Assist Your Student

Supporting Your Student During Roommate Conflicts

Redefining Your Relationship: Welcoming Your Student Home

Restrain or React: Should a Parent Get Involved?

Understanding Student Privacy: Guidelines for Parents

Building Connections: Fostering Community Through Awareness

Financing College: Understanding and Assessing Options

Commuters are a "Driving Force"

Staying on Track for Graduation

Focusing on Academics: Choosing a Major

Mentoring Fosters Personal and Professional Growth

Ten Mistakes in Picking a Major

Career Planning: Getting Started Now

Internships Encourage Real-World Learning

Experiential Learning: Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

Service Activities Foster Career Preparation

Managing Stress and Test Anxiety

Looking Ahead: Preparing for the Second Year