Archive: Gopher Family Fall Connections-A Virtual Series

We love connecting with our Gopher Families and while we weren’t able to do so in person this year, you may wish to view recordings of the webinars hosted in fall 2020.

Housing in 2021 - Recording posted

It may feel early to think about your student's housing for 2021, but with challenges and unknowns related to COVID-19, now is a good time to learn about options for housing and about some of the recommendations we have to maximize flexibility and minimize risk. Learn about housing options on campus and in the UofM community as well as important details about what to look for when signing a contract. This session will include representatives from Housing and Residential Life, Off-Campus Living and Student Legal Service. Click here to view the recording. 

Family Q&A - November 6 at 12pm (central)

Bring your questions and connect with the Parent & Family Program staff! Maybe you are curious about plans for spring, maybe you are curious about student engagement, maybe you'd like to know more about academic success tools.  We can't wait to connect with you! Access the zoom link here! 

Going Global - Recording posted

Going abroad can be one of the most exciting parts of the student experience, but it requires family support, forethought, and planning. Learn how students incorporate international opportunities into undergraduate programs. Hear about the impact of study abroad on career preparation, and empower your future U graduate to distinguish him/herself in the global workforce. Finally, learn about the impacts COVID-19 has had on studying abroad at the UofM. Click here to view the recording!

Major Selection - Recording posted

Don’t Ask Me What My Major Is: Understanding the Importance of Major Exploration - Choosing a major can be a sometimes stressful and challenging process for students (and their parents!). This session will introduce major exploration, the myths related to choosing a major, University resources to assist students with finding a major that is a good fit, and ways to support your student as an ally in the exploration process. Click here to view the recording. 

Talking to Your Student About  Stress in College - Recording posted

2020 has been a year, and our campus-specific data shows that our students are feeling it. How can you talk to your students about their stress, and help them build the skills to achieve their academic goals? Learn about the major stressors facing UMN students in Fall 2020 (which may surprise you!), the wide breadth of resources are available for free on campus, and the ways that unmanaged stress is associated with health and academic success. Click here to view the recording.