Beginning college can create a lot of worries and anxiety in new students (and parents). “Will I fit in?” “Can I do the work that is expected of me?” “Am I wearing the right clothes?”
This reaction is totally normal. If a student wasn’t at least a little nervous about starting this new chapter in their lives, then we would be a little concerned. During New Student Orientation Weekend at SVC, we will address many of these concerns, and have put together a number of events allowing students to get to know each other in a supportive atmosphere. There are also a number of supports available throughout the school year, such as our Residence Life Staff, The Academic Success Center, and Counseling Services to name just a few. Below is a link to our latest New Student News and Notes newsletter. Written by SVC’s Director of Counseling Services, Mike Goodwin, many of these concerns and supports are discussed.
If you have any questions regarding your student’s struggles in finding their place here at Southern Vermont College, please never hesitate to contact my office at (802) 447-6323.