College is a major transition, both for students and for parents. The Wellness Center is here to help your student succeed. We believe that parents are essential partners in a students development. You, your student, and the Wellness Center can work together to help your student make the most of his or her time at Loyola.
Please click on these links to learn what parents, as partners, can do:
In times of emotional distress, there may be concerns about a students safety. If a counselor feels that parents or others need to be contacted, this is discussed with the student. Know that if the counselor has a significant concern about safety, they will do what is necessary to help ensure student safety and this may involve contacting parents or school administration and sometimes both.
Open communication with your student will help you work through stressful times together. You will be able to let them know you respect their independence while you are there to provide support.
For more tips on helping your student during difficult times, see
What Can Parents Do to Best Support a Child's College Experience.
This time can also be stressful for you, and it is important to take care of your needs as well. You may find these tips for parents and guardians helpful and relevant to your family's experience at Loyola.
The university believes that you can be an essential partner in efforts to address this situation. Although your student is now in college, we know that you can continue to play a positive and influential role. Conversations about important topics such as alcohol use can have a lasting impact.
Be aware that it really could be your child who is making bad decisions about alcohol. We know from experience that parents are often surprised to learn that their child has gotten into trouble because of excessive drinking. We also know that this does not mean you are an ineffective or uncaring parent. This period of transition to adulthood and independence presents difficult choices to students, and they don't always make good decisions.
We encourage you to talk openly and honestly about alcohol use before your student arrives on campus. Even if you know your student doesn't drink, it is important to have this conversation in the event they decide to experiment with alcohol or they hang out with others who drink.
Adapted from PACE, University of Wisconsin Madison
Students are required to provide proof of immunization for the following:
The Wellness Center also recommends that students receive these innoculations prior to enrollment:
- Hepatitis B
College Parents of America
Student Health Insurance
Health Care Plan for Students
The Healthy Student