College BoUND Newsletter

Informational newsletter from the UND Office of Admissions

Tips for Fighting Hawk Parents

It’s getting close, parents, college is just weeks away.

We get it. It’s tough to leave your student in a new home to make brand new friends and tackle college. These tips can help you support your student:

  • We suggest you work as partners with your student, but let them begin to take responsibility and be the primary contact for issues that may arise.
  • Deadlines are important for housing and academics. Check websites and encourage your student to stay organized.
  • Ask your student how they they’re getting involved in activities once classes begin. Valuable “out of class” learning opportunities can be found all over UND, allowing your student to meet peers as well as make connections with faculty and staff.
  • Show your support from afar with Care Packages and Welcome Kits. These can help students feel at home with personalized words of encouragement.

If your haven’t already, I encourage you to join the UND Parent Facebook group. This is a great place for you to connect with other parents and even shoot a quick question to UND staff.

You’ll also want to download the My UND App for helpful resources and announcements for parents and families.

Finally, this will be the last College Bound newsletter from Admissions. The primary communication to parents/families will now transition to Kristi Okerlund with Student Involvement & Parents programs. So look forward to your Welcome Weekend emails and your first monthly newsletter from her!

We’re excited to welcome students to the University of North Dakota! If there’s anything we can do for you or your student, please let us know. we’re here to help!

Go Hawks!

Jennifer Aamodt


UND Office of University Admissions