First Generation Parents

Be Proud

A college degree is a great accomplishment for any student.

Here are some tips to help you better support your student:


Be Patient

This is a learning experience for both you and your student. You will be learning about this transition together.

Expect change

College is a time of growth and discovery, but pursuing higher education does not mean your student will forget the values you taught them.

Push your student

Encourage them to get involved on campus by attending events and joining student organizations, in addition to utilizing campus resources when experiencing academic, social, or emotional difficulties.


Your student may not be able to visit home or communicate on the telephone as much and they may not have the same amount of time to devote to family responsibilities as they did in the past.

Organize care packages

Send goodies from home when possible. Some examples include a special note from mom, dad, and other loved ones, student's favorite treats, family pictures, and keepsakes.

Utilize campus resources

When you have questions, the answers are an email or phone call away.

Discover the college process

Learn about the financial aspects of attending college, and learn more about Peru State College. This will help you become more familiar with what your student is experiencing.

Support your student

Attend athletic games, visual art performances, and other events here at Peru State College.