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For Parents

Welcome to Queens University of Charlotte and the Department of Residence Life! Thank you for considering Queens for your student's college experience. Whether your student is new to Queens or a returning student, the professional staff and Resident Assistants (RAs) are here to help your student get connected on campus, be successful, and contribute positively to our campus community. We are so excited about the opportunity to meet and work with your students during his/her time on campus.

We recognize that this may a tough time for you, but it's a crucial time in your student's development.  You want to encourage their autonomy, but when you get the opportunity to "check in," the questions below can help promote conversation about difficult topics.

  1. Where do you study? Whether it's in the residence hall, library or somewhere else, having a distraction free place to study is important, especially heading into exams. If your student is having a hard time studying in the residence halls, encourage them to talk to their Resident Assistant about their hall community.
  2. Are you making it to all of your classes? The easiest way to learn material is to hear it from the professor. Attending every class is an achievable goal for your student. If they have missed a few classes, some professors will help students who seek extra help and take responsibility for their choices. Encourage your student to set up a meeting with their professors or the Center for Student Success if they have missed class or need help.
  3. How is your roommate?  Encourage your student to proactively and effectively manage any conflict with their roommate.  Having your student address mounting issues with the Resident Assistant will help make their experience more positive. 
  4. What do you do for fun?  This question helps determine if your student has achieved a balance between academic and social life.  It can also be a gateway to asking about making the appropriate social choices regarding alcohol and drug use. 
  5. What clubs or organizations have you joined?  Research indicates that students who are involved in a club or organization succeed in college. They make connections outside the classroom. Students can connect with their peers in a positive way through any of our 70 registered student organizations.  

Encourage your student to seek help from a trained Resident Assistant (RA) or professional staff member in Residence Life if he/she is struggling. We are here to help and want all students to be successful and have a good experience at Queens.

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