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Parents & Family

Welcome to Saginaw Valley State University. Starting college is exciting and yes, it is even sometimes overwhelming. For many students, it’s the first taste of adult responsibility (waking oneself up to go to class, meeting academic deadlines, paying bills and making new friends). For many parents, it’s the first real separation and change from managing your child’s life to supporting it. Encouragement, awareness, empathy and involvement are ways you can support your student to make his or her SVSU experience the very best.

We have categorized resources (below) to address some of the common questions and to provide guidance to your student. For more parent resources, click here.

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Wednesday: 8:00 am until 6:00 pm