Articles for College-bound Freshmen:
- Matthew Warner's advice for the College-bound Catholic student.
- Busted Halo's Freshman Survival Guide for 2010 is very comprehensive.
- Aggie Catholics has more advice for students, and a few well chosen words for parents here.
- A roll-call to pray for College-bound students over at Faith and Family... add a name here.
- Advice from a Catholic student for incoming freshmen.
- Tips on managing money for college freshman are here.
UPDATE: First Things is hosting their first ever "Students of Faith" survey that hopes to offer "students and parents adequate insight into how schools stack up in relation to matters of faith, religious practice, religious and political bias in the classroom, support for religious groups, and the relations of faith to the actual currents in contemporary student life." Check it out here, and pass it on to the college students you know!
HT: Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress.Previous Among Women podcasts that may be helpful for parents and students:
- AW 19: An interview with Jennifer Senour who works with Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) on the ups and downs of her college years and what's made all the difference.
- AW 35: An interview with Marika Donders on her life coming full circle - from first being evangelized through campus ministry, to becoming a full-time campus minister herself at Keene State in NH.
- AW 68: An interview with Beth Knobbe, a campus minister at Northwestern University in IL. Beth shares from her book "Finding My Voice" about the key questions and tasks of young adulthood.
For parents only, some of my thoughts from previous writings:
- "A Boy, A Man, A Mom": Reflection (2006) of launching the now-college grad below.
- "One Last Kiss": Reflection (2008) on saying good-bye to my girl.
- "Launching A Son: A Mom Reflects": Recent reflection (2010) on the new college grad.
For parents only, thoughts from writers at Faith and Family:
- UPDATE: "Mission: Mom": Moving reflection from Lynn Wehner
- UPDATE: "Stay Connected to Your College Kid" - a three-part series from Elizabeth Foss, highlighting some tips from Elizabeth and Bringing Up Geeks* (*Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids) author Mary Beth Hicks: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.