March Resources and Conversations

Here are March action items, campus resources, conversation starters for you and your student.

Spring Midterms

As students move towards the halfway point in the semester, Midterms begin for most classes. This can be a stressful time for students, as they draw from all of the information they have been learning the past months. If they are worried about exams, papers, or projects, they should discuss support options with their professor, tutor, or peer study groups.

Preparing for Summer

Summer is a time to take a break for students, but also seek opportunities that are not available during the academic year. Responsibilities such as jobs, internships, or summer term classes allow for your student to gain valuable experience that they can use to supplement their degree.

Alcohol Policies

As warmer weather arrives in Oxford, it can be helpful to remind your student of Miami’s Alcohol, Drug, and Substance Abuse Policies. We want students to be safe, and being informed on university policies ensures that students have information available to make positive choices as they move outdoors to enjoy the weather.

Conversation starters and questions to ask:

  • What type of midterm exams, projects and assignments do you have this month and how are you preparing for them?
  • What are your plans for summer?
    • What connections can your student use to gain experience, opportunities, or knowledge - including job shadowing?
    • How can your student make the most of summer, but also attend to their wellness and take somewhat of a break?
  • How will you balance your coursework with the draw of warmer weather and outside activities?