Support Your Student

Current Poll

Additional comments and questions should be sent to Dawn Bruner at urparents@rochester.edu.

August 2020

In your opinion, in which area will your student need the most support during fall 2020?


Previous Polls

July 2020

Looking ahead to the fall semester, about which topic do you have the most questions/concerns?

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    15%

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    10%

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    2%

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    11%

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    9%

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    1%

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    9%

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    42%

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  • Rochester Restart
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • June 2020

    During the spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

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      6%

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      18%

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      3%

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      17%

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      0%

    •  

      3%

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      0%

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      4%

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      0%

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      1%

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      4%

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      42%


    May 2020

    What has surprised you most about your student throughout this unprecedented time?

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      69%

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      6%

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      19%

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      4%

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      1%

    •  

      1%


    April 2020

    How has the transition to online learning impacted the way you engage with your student about academics?

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      12%

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      5%

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      56%

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      27%


    March 2020

    How do you feel when your student expresses a perspective that is different than you assumed?

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      24%

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      48%

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      20%

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      4%

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      4%

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      0%


    February 2020

    How do you engage with your student about relationships with peers?

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      35%

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      40%

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      17%

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      8%

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      1%

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      0%


    January 2020

    During the fall semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

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      7%

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      26%

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      2%

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      6%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      31%


    December 2019

    Have you discussed Winter Break plans with your student?

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      88%

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      3%

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      3%

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      2%

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      1%

    •  

      3%


    November 2019

    In times of stress, how do you best support your student?

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      64%

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      14%

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      12%

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      3%

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      5%

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      0%

    •  

      1%


    October 2019

    Does your student have a job during the semester?

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      29%

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      6%

    •  

      2%

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      0%

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      15%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      18%

    •  

      12%


    September 2019

    What is your primary reason for visiting the Parents and Families website?

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      5%

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      35%

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      7%

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      1%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      21%


    August 2019

    What is your favorite thing to do when visiting your student at University of Rochester?

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      6%

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      11%

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      11%

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      6%

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      1%

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      8%

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      52%

    •  

      4%


    July 2019

    As your family prepares/prepared for your student to begin college, about which area are/were you most anxious?

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      16%

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      22%

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      5%

    •  

      12%

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      1%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      2%

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      17%

    •  

      4%


    June 2019

    During the spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

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      6%

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      18%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      42%


    May 2019

    Are you aware of your student's summer plans?

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      36%

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      4%

    •  

      9%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      15%

    •  

      12%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      13%


    April 2019

    In your opinion, how likely is your student to ask for social and/or emotional help from on campus resources when needed?

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      19%

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      17%

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      32%

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      24%

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      8%

    Learning more about campus resources can help you start a dialogue with your student. The resources below are a great starting point. In addition, you may reach out to Parent and Family Relations at 585-275-5415 if you would like help exploring ways to support your student.

  • CARE Network
  • Interfaith Chapel
  • University Counseling Center (UCC)

  • March 2019

    Have you asked this semester if your student's budget is still on track?

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      49%

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      19%

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      4%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      11%


    February 2019

    For what life skills does your student currently need the most guidance?

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      32%

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      3%

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      14%

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      9%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      13%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      2%


    January 2019

    During the fall semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

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      7%

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      26%

    •  

      2%

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      6%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      31%

    •  

      10%


    December 2018

    What do you think about the communication between you and your student?

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      66%

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      5%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      29%


    November 2018

    Has your student given you access to view/pay ebills (electronic student billing statements)?

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      89%

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      7%

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      4%

    Visit the Office of the Bursar's website frequently asked questions about ebills.

  • Office of the Bursar

  • October 2018

    Have you discussed Winter Break plans with your student?

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      88%

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      3%

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      3%

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      2%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      3%

    Learn more about Winter Stay at University of Rochester

  • Winter Stay

  • September 2018

    In times of stress, how do you show support to your student?

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      59%

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      12%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      15%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      0%


    August 2018

    In your opinion, in which area does your student need the most support in developing?

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      13%

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      9%

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      20%

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      39%

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      6%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      8%

    Learn more about Career Competencies at The Gwen M. Greene Center. Students can schedule 1:1 appointments with advisors.

  • The Gwen M. Greene Center

  • July 2018

    What is your approach in discussing the topic of alcohol and other drugs with your student?

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      97%

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      0%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%


    June 2018

    During the spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

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      6%

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      18%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      42%


    May 2018

    When you have questions or concerns, what is your primary method of communication with the University of Rochester?

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      37%

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      21%

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      0%

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      2%

    •  

      2%

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      29%

    •  

      10%


    April 2018

    What topic is most difficult for you to discuss with your student?

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      13%

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      11%

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      13%

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      7%

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      4%

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      27%

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      2%

    •  

      13%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      8%

    Responses indicated that sex is the most difficult topic for families to discuss with students. The following resources are offered to help you have more productive discussions with students on the topic:

  • Sex Ed Rescue
  • Ted Radio Hour: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?
  • Love Is Respect