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For UW-Stout students, their parents and families play an important role when it comes to attending college. Our StoutFam website focuses on the resources parents, families and friends need to help their children make one of the biggest steps in their lives. We hope these monthly articles will be a helpful resource for you as your student transitions to life at UW-Stout.

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E-News for October 2019

Encouraging your student to find their ONE

We encourage all students to be actively engaged in at least one thing on campus. We call that, finding your ONE. 

As parents and caregivers, it’s safe to say we want a lot for our kids when they leave for college. Of course, we want them to make good choices, do well in class, and be safe.  But we also want them to connect with others, explore their interests, and feel inspired.  We want them to find that thing that makes them feel like…. well, “them.” 

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Financial Aid Advice for Parents

Hello from UW-Stout's Financial Aid Office. We’re glad to have your student join our campus community. We know there’s a lot to think about and financial aid may be at the top of your list now, and every semester from here to the time your student graduates.

We know financial aid can be confusing. We’re here to help you sort it out. Here are a few things we thought you might want to know.

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Residence Hall Safety Your Student Should Know

You’ve kept a watchful eye on your student’s safety their entire life. Now they’re on their own, off to college. But we know out-of-sight does not mean out-of-mind. Especially with your student. We’re here to keep your student safe. Because your student is our student and a member of our campus family.

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For many students, college is their first experience of freedom.  After high school graduation money runs out and parent’s patience with “help I’m out of money” emails wears thin, students often turn to on-campus jobs as a source of income.  Resistance to on-campus work is understandable, but what many students don’t realize is that there are more opportunities and a greater variety of jobs available than one may think. 

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“Mom, I don’t feel good”

UW-Stout's Student Health Services Office is committed to caring for your student’s physical, mental and emotional health. We see more than 6,000 students during the academic year. Chances are, your student will be visiting us. So what can you do when your student calls to say they don’t feel well?

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Incoming Families

Important next steps for new students and their families who have applied and will begin at UW-Stout in fall 2020.
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First Year Families

Advisement resources for parents and families of first year students to help develop academic and professional skills.
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Upperclass Student Families

Information for families about career research, co-op/internships, graduate school, and the job search.
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