Student Assistance & Parent Service Center

Freshman or New Families

The semester is nearing an end and finals are just around the corner. You are probably missing your student and your student is missing you. This can be a very stressful time for him or her. Changing weather, cold and flu season, increased academic demands, and many other factors may impact your student's physical and emotional well-being. Encourage your student to stay on the right track to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Plenty of rest, eating a balanced diet, and practicing good hygiene will help to minimize the spread of germs and infections. Beu Health Center is an excellent on campus resource if your student is feeling under the weather, or would like to enhance his or her well-being.

Fall break occurs during the 4th week of November. This can be a challenging break for students, parents, and family members. Some students and families may experience some difficulties because the college student's newly-found independence tends to conflict with previous rules established at home. Discuss with your student expectations about issues such as curfew, checking in, and household responsibilities. Compromise is a virtue.

Contact Info

Student Success and Parent Program Office
Sherman Hall, 321
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: PFA@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2092
Fax: (309) 298-2558