Parent Focus Planned for CBU Frosh Week

Cape Breton University proudly provides exceptional student support services, and as a university that works to meet the changing needs of its students, the 2011 CBU Orientation Committee is hosting its first Parent Orientation Session. The aim of the program is to better inform parents and guardians of first-year students of the services available on campus. The session is taking place on Sunday, September 11 at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room in the Student, Culture and Heritage Centre. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the services available and to meet the staff responsible for those services.

“We understand that there is a lot for students to absorb when they arrive on campus, so the hope is that in providing the opportunity for parents and guardians to learn about the services available to students, they can become a resource for their sons or daughters throughout the academic year,” says Norm Smith, Director of Student Services.

Parents can expect printed materials to be available for everything from health services provided by the Max Bell Health Centre to tips for studying. Conveniently the mandatory Frosh Meeting for first-year students is being held that day at 12 noon.

“Often parents aren’t aware of the level of support or range of services to which students have access. These services vary and are in place to help students transition into university and succeed throughout their university career. We’re encouraging parents and guardians to take advantage of this new initiative,” says Smith.

The committee plans to host this as an annual Frosh Week event. There will also be door prizes and refreshments available.

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