Information for Parents

We understand the pride and anxiety parents feel at leaving their sons and daughters at college. Georgia Tech has been housing students for many years, and knows the topics about which parents are most concerned. This site is written just for you!

Help Students Help Themselves

Remember, as young adults, students have to begin learning to be their own best advocates. Often, parents want to jump in and solve basic problems their student may be experiencing. We recommend giving advice, but allowing the student to work on things first. He or she must develop these coping and problem solving skills to master the Tech environment. When you get the inevitable call or email, please remember to direct your student to the resources available - the PL or RA on their floor, the Dean of Students, the Student Health Center or other agency. Teaching the difference between a problem and an emergency will serve him or her better than calling an office yourself.

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