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1 Off-Campus Living for Parents and Families Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

2 The University of Utah Overview Students who commute to the U Transitions Transportation, safety, and employment Campus Resources Living at home Living off-campus : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

3 The University of Utah Students Who Commute to Campus Definition and statistics Demographic of commuting students Distance to campus : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

4 The University of Utah Challenges of Commuting Traveling Making connections on campus Finding a home on campus Working : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

5 The University of Utah Student Transitions Newfound independence Renegotiating rules Balancing new and old roles New Academic Environment Schedule/expectations Class size Responsibility Balancing other obligations : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

6 The University of Utah Parent and Family Transitions Shift in role Responsibilities Expectations Uncertainty and change Change in relationship : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

7 The University of Utah Supporting Your Student Communication Trust Understand Listen Learn about campus resources Attend campus events : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

8 The University of Utah Transportation Plan ahead Practice Find alternatives Check conditions Commuter Link News stations Commuter Services : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

9 The University of Utah Transportation: Driving Passes: U, E, and M passes Where? (By) When? Campus Shuttles Shuttle Tracker Flex time How to fill it : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

10 The University of Utah Transportation: Public Transit Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Light Rail, Buses, High-speed Rail Safety on UTA Weather advantage : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

11 The University of Utah Public Transit, cont. : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

12 The University of Utah Safety on Campus Trust Your Instincts University Police Dept./Public Safety Safety Escort Motorist Assist Campus Alert : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

13 The University of Utah Student Employees Balance work and academics Time management Scheduling On-campus opportunities Leadership experiences Career Services Human Resources StudentJobs.Utah.Edu : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

14 The University of Utah Campus Resources Academic Advisors Professors Tutoring Centers Writing Center Supplemental Instruction J. W. Marriott Library : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

15 The University of Utah Campus Resources Financial Financial Aid Scholarships Types Applications Personal Money Management Center : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

16 The University of Utah Campus Resources Extra-Curricular Involvement Major/College Interest areas Cultural Leadership Opportunities Cultural Museums (Fine Arts, Natural History) Red Butte Garden Performances (Kingsbury Hall, Pioneer Memorial Theatre) : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

17 The University of Utah Campus Resources Recreation Field House HPER Complex McCarthey Family Track Outdoor Recreation Program Intramurals Skiing/Snowboarding : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

18 The University of Utah Students Living at Home Conversations to consider Expectations Rules Environment Independence Newness : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

19 The University of Utah Students Living With Spouses/Partners Support educational priorities Hosting study groups Encourage involvement Understand demands on their time Especially during mid-terms, finals Give space when needed : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

20 The University of Utah Students Living Off Campus Supporting your student Navigating the search process Visiting apartments Encouraging decision making Explaining rights and responsibilities

21 The University of Utah Students Living Off-Campus Resources Off-Campus Housing Apartment listings Message boards Resources o Utilities, apartment comparison checklist, roommate agreement, sample budget Salt Lake Visitors Bureau : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development

22 The University of Utah Final Takeaways Communicate Listen Set expectations Be knowledgeable Be supportive

23 The University of Utah Questions? : Office of Orientation & Leadership Development


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