Family at graduation

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Parent and Family Relations

Whether students live on campus or commute to school, parents should maintain an appropriate connection with their students while also supporting their independence. After high school, the parent role changes from being “directors” to becoming “support specialists.”

Likewise, parents and families can stay connected to USC Aiken by bookmarking and reading this dynamic website and signing up to receive our monthly e-newsletters. Newsletters contain information and articles on how to support your Pacer from home as we support them here at USC Aiken. In addition, newsletter recipients will receive periodic announcements about events like Family Day.  

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A recommended publication on how to stay connected with your college student is the entertaining but informative book Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money by Johnson and Schelhas-Miller.