Parent Facts

PARENTS OF RESIDENTS


As you watch your student walk off into their new chapter in life at Caldwell University, there are many questions that you may have:

  • Will they be alright?

  • Will they remember to set the alarm and get to class on time?

  • Will they eat right?


Although the Residence Life Office of Caldwell University may not be able to make sure that your student will remember to set their alarm, we will be able to help both you and your student make this transition. This site will answer some of the questions you may have and help you as you as well embark in your new chapter as a Caldwell University parent. Residence Halls provides a vital component to the overall college experience of the Caldwell University student.

WHERE WILL MY STUDENT BE LIVING?


Residence Halls provides a vital component to the overall college experience of the Caldwell University student. Caldwell University houses three residence halls, Mother Joseph Hall , Dominican Hall and Rosary Hall. The Residence Halls are all monitored by trained Resident Assistants who provide the students with a peer advocate whom they can refer questions to and just have a chat with in regards to what is going on with them. We offer programs and services that assist in the development of well-rounded individuals capable of making positive, self-directed choices consistent with the educational mission of Caldwell University.

IMPORTANT PEOPLE TO KNOW


Each residence hall is housed by a Resident Assistant, also known as an RA and a Graduate Resident Director also known as the GRD. All of these staff members are specially trained to assist students in their adjustment to university life while ensuring a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment. The Director and Hall Coordinator of Residence Life oversee all aspects of the Residence Hall. For information about Parents and College-Bound children, please click here. The following additional resources regarding Parents and College-Bound children can be found at most book stores:

  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Children from High School to College by Patricia Pasick

  • I’ll Miss You Too: What Will Change, What Will Not and How We’ll Stay Connected by Margo E. Woodacre Bane and Steffany Bane

  • The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home by Julia DeVillers

  • Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn, Madge Lawrence Treeger

  • You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage

  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents’ Survival Guide by Carol Barkin


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