DSU Parents & Family

As the parent or family member of a DSU student, we welcome you to campus and encourage you to join them! In addition to joining them for lunch and a campus tour, you will learn valuable information to help support your student, including:

  • Financial matters – Gain a better understanding of financial aid, budgeting, and paying for college.
  • Transitions – Understand the emotions and challenges that your student may face as he/she moves from being a high school student to a college student. Recommendations will be provided for you to provide the right support at the right time to help your student to succeed and persist to graduation.

You are among the first generation of college parents who have had unprecedented access to your student’s daily life and challenges via a smartphone. Finding the right balance of keeping in touch while allowing your student to gain autonomy can be tricky. We will also discuss this at your orientation session. In addition, we encourage you to check out these resources for parents: http://parentresources.dixie.edu