Life on Campus


For New Students:

Health, Wellness, and Safety

Gear, Books, and Discounts

  • College Gear - a large online store for college gear
  • - a good resource to buy and sell textbooks
  • Student Bistro - a directory of stores with student discounts
  • TBXN - another site for buying and selling books

Getting Around

Staying in Touch

  • Skype - a free video chat and phone client through your computer

For Families of College Students:

These resources aid in understanding exactly who will be attending college throughout the next generation, “The Millennials”:

  • Millennials Go to College: Strategies for a New Generation on Campus By: Neil Howe and William Strauss
  • Millennials Rising By: Neil Howe
  • When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s College Student By: Jeanette Cureton & Arthur Levine

The following books serve as guides for students and parents as they prepare emotionally, psychologically, and financially for the transition to higher education:

  • 133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest: A Parent’s Guide for Surviving the Empty Nest Syndrome By: Lauren Schaffer & Sandy Fleischl Wasserman
  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College By: Patricia Pasick
  • A New Chapter: How Parents Fit Into Their Students’ Lives at College By: PaperClip Communications
  • Balsamic Dreams: A Short but Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation By: Joe Queenan
  • Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health By: Diane Hales & Robert E. Hales
  • College Rules!: How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College By: Sherrie Nist & Jodi Patrick Holschuh
  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years By: Helen Johnson & Christine Schelhas- Miller
  • Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College By: Andrea Van Steenhouse
  • Empty-Nest Parenting: Adjusting Your Stewardship as Your Children Leave Home By: Richard Eyre
  • Getting Ready for College By: Polly Berent
  • Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents By: Richard Mullendore & Cathie Hatch
  • How to Get the Most Out of College (Out of Print) By: Nancy Schlossberg & Arthur Chickering
  • Let the Journey Begin: A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experience By: Jacqueline MacKay & Wanda Ingram
  • Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years By: Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger
  • She’s Leaving Home: Letting Go As Daughter Goes to College By: Connie Jones
  • The Empty Nest: When Children Leave Home By: Shelley Bovey
  • The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life By: Laura Kastner & Jennifer Fugett Wyatt
  • When Kids Go to College: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships By: Barbara M. Newman & Philip R. Newman
  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide By: Carol Barkin
  • The Ultimate College Survival Guide By: Janet Farrar Worthington & Ronald T. Farrar

Office for New Student Programs

Campus Center, 2nd Floor, 2405
Telephone: 617.287.5813

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m.–5 p.m.