Student Counseling Center
Awareness and Prevention
"It's a Different World From Where You've Come From!"
The Counseling Center is preparing for its role in the annual August New Student Orientation. With this in mind, we have made the transition to the different world of college life at Hampton University the August awareness and prevention theme.
Please take a look at "Love 'em and Leave 'Em: Letting Go Tips For Parents" (which are useful for students as well), "Homesickness: Considerations for Parents," and specifically for students, "Homesickness."
Both research and our experience indicate that the first few weeks of the first college semester is the highest risk time for experimenting with alcohol for the first time and encountering very negative consequences, and increased use for those who began drinking in high school (or, especially unfortunately, earlier than that). With this in mind, we have uploaded our alcohol information pamphlet. Hard copies are available at the Counseling Center and will be provided in the residence hall chats that the Peer Counselor Organization will be conducting with new students.
Homesickness: Considerations for Parents
For most students, feelings of homesickness quickly wane as they become involved in new activities and friendships. However, for those who have had difficulty making new friends or adjusting to transitions in the past, the road may be more difficult. This can be particularly true if there are close involvements at home that interfere with developing new relationships, or if there have been recent stresses or significant changes in the home environment.
For more information on Homesickness: Considerations for Parents, please take a look at the article found on the Eastern Washington University webpage.