• Students walking across campus
First Year
  • Getting Involved

    A great way to make new friends and try new things is to get involved with what’s going on at Capital. Many of these activities and organizations can help students focus on academic and career goals.

       

     Students should: 

    • Join at least one group or organization that can serve as an anchor for your college life
    • Participate in the Student Government and make a difference on campus
    • Try a sport like basketball, volleyball or golf or participate in one of the arts and entertainment events offered through University Programming, Multicultural Affairs and various academic departments
    • Start an organization or develop a program with the help of the Student Activities staff

    Making the Transition

    The parent/student relationship often changes during college. It becomes an adult-to-adult relationship instead of an adult-child relationship. Parents need to trust their students. You prepared them to become adults, now the rest is up to them. 


    Parents should:

    • Let go! Give your kids space to grow, let them make mistakes and experience their own successes and failures
    • Seek support from other parents who are going through the same transition
    • Become a partner in your student's education. Join the Capital University Crusader Parents' Network.

    Support from Home


    Students should: 

    • Be safe and think about things before you make quick decisions
    • Remember your morals and values

     

     Parents should: 

    • Show that you are always there for your student, no matter what happens
    • Give students a chance to settle into the college environment.
    • Coach your student. Know the available resources and refer your son or daughter to them frequently
    • Students come from various academic, cultural, socioeconomic and political backgrounds. Diversity can be a challenging new concept. Encourage your son/daughter to respect individual difference and opinions.