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Category: Parent Advice

Senior Spring Blog

Written by a Parent & Family Advisory Board member Congratulations to all the parents and family members of BU’s Class of 2025. I’d like to be among the first to welcome you to the University. As you will learn, your students are about to become part of a diverse and accomplished class, perhaps the most […]

Thoughts on a Lonely Thanksgiving Weekend

If you are like me, you had some unexpected free time on your hands over Thanksgiving weekend. Usually it flies by in a haze of activities related to family and food but, at least in my house, things lagged a little. Thanksgiving in a pandemic with difficult travel restrictions, quarantining, social distancing and limited group […]

What is your Plan B?

By A Fellow BU Parent Throughout my life I’ve tried to live by a couple of different principles and pass them onto my son, a fellow BU student:   Life isn’t always easy, but I was responsible for my own experiences and my own happiness. Since life consistently throws curveballs, what is your Plan B? […]

Thank you, Boston University from a Class of 2020 Parent

By Marie Calvo Monge, Parent of Noelle, CAS’2020, Member of the Parent & Family Advisory Board In September of 2016, we dropped our daughter off to start her college journey at Boston University. I vividly remember the night we bid farewell to her at Warren Towers. My husband and I tearfully embraced her before we […]

They’re Back! The Delicate Dance of Navigating Family Boundaries During Quarantine

By Liz Yokubison, writer, author and mother of Alex, ENG‘21 Across the country and around the world, social distancing and stay-at-home orders associated with COVID-19 have disrupted everyday life. Even college students are not immune to these unprecedented times. With campuses shut down and students returning home to finish the semester online, some parents/guardians are […]

An Open Letter to the Boston University Class of 2020

THE CLASS OF 2020 WILL BE DEFINED BY THE ATROCITY OF THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC But not in the way you may think… Rather, each and everyone of you will be defined by how you acted during this crisis, whatever your particular circumstance was, how you utilized the resources you had, and how you created survival […]

Off-Campus Housing at BU – Things to Consider

By Liz Yokubison, Parent of Alex, ENG’21 Believe it or not, it’s already time to start thinking about off-campus housing for next year. Since BU is in the heart of Boston, this statement likely incites a shiver of anxiety in some parents or guardians. In addition to safety concerns about students living off-campus, there are […]

A Mother’s Reflection on Freshman Year

By Terri Yablonsky Stat, mother of Madison, SAR ’21 Now that we’re fully entrenched in summer, and I get to wish my daughter a good morning in person, as opposed to via text featuring my latest Bitmoji, I thought I’d reflect on what I learned over the past year and can pass on to parents […]

A New Beginning

By Tony & Sherris Richards, Parents of Lauren, COM’22, and BU Parent Ambassadors We attended the new student orientation June 6-8 at BU. Our family was excited to see where our daughter would be living the next four years, but also apprehensive as she would be 1500 miles from home. From our initial contact to […]