PARENTS: Ways to Support Your College Student in Fall 2020


Know Your Student’s Resources

“Unprecedented.” “A fluid situation.” “Adapting.” You’ve heard these words constantly since March. And those words describe how Columbia College Chicago is moving forward toward the Fall semester of 2020. For our incoming students, continuing students, faculty, and staff, this is new territory for all of us. Our Columbia College community is pulling together to create a completely integrated academic experience.

Courses will take new forms, be delivered in new ways, and follow new schedules, which have been carefully crafted to provide the learning opportunities our students seek:

As parents, guardians and partners for your students you can help your student by being familiar with resources on campus:

Once you are familiar with the resources you can empower your student to reach out to get the support they need. You can suggest that they meet with their academic advisor, sign up for tutoring or any other services where they can get support.

Guidance from you will support your student in optimizing their Columbia College experience, and we in Academic Services are here to help.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Lauren Targ, Academic Life Coach,