Redefining the Classroom

Seasonal Student Issues

There’s a seasonal ebb and flow when it comes to student issues. Here are a few thoughts on what your student may be experiencing this winter.

January

  • Feeling happy and/or restless after the holiday break
  • Missing family and friends back home
  • Glad to be reunited with campus friends
  • Resolving to do better academically
  • New leadership opportunities may be available for emerging leaders
  • Renewed interest in classes
  • Unwanted weight gain after the holidays
  • Cold weather blues (in some areas of the country)
  • Possible roommate changes
  • Thinking about where they’ll live during the 2006-07 academic year