First-Generation Students


College can be overwhelming for first-generation students, but it can also be stressful for the families of students. As a parent, guardian, or family member of a first-generation student, you may find yourself with a lot of questions. It is important to remember that you are allowed to have questions and ask for help too. 

Tips for Families: 


College of Saint Benedict Families

We recommend you pay special attention to the important semester dates, sign up for the parent newsletter, and check out the family calendar.

Higher Education Glossary
College has a lot of language that is specific to higher education and can be confusing if you are not familiar with it. Use this site to look up and learn unknown or popular terms. 

A Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Student's Experiences
Check out this guide to learn about specific events, deadlines, or potential stressors happening each month for students and get tips on things you can do to help.