Welcome to the Parent Newsletter, and congratulations on your student’s admittance to Brigham Young University!
We invite you to join us as we work together to help your student succeed at BYU. We acknowledge the importance parents play during times of change and want you to be an integral part of this transition to a university setting.
The Parent Newsletter is designed to be a valuable tool filled with many resources and articles to strengthen your knowledge about what your student is experiencing at BYU. We live in a world filled with continual change and it is no longer enough to share what it was like when a parent attended BYU or even what it was like for a sibling a few semesters ago.
The Parent Newsletter will keep you apprised of the most current procedures and will include articles with suggestions and ideas on how to answer your student's questions as they arise. As you use this tool, while working together with your student during this first year of transition, you can be confident you are helping them move towards graduation with the greatest efficiency. Below are listed several ways the Parent Newsletter will be a tool to help you and your student succeed.
How will the Parent Newsletter help me?
During the first year of college, students are expected to know a lot (dates, deadlines, policies, etc.). With all the information, it is easy to miss something. This is where the Parent Newsletter empowers you with a knowledge of how to help your student understand all the wonderful resources available to them.
Here is an example of how the Parent Newsletter can help you and your student. Your student Jane calls and says she just got out of her first calculus exam and did poorly and she is very sad about it. You remember reading in that month’s Parent Newsletter that there are free exam workshops and math labs for students. You then invite Jane to try the workshops so she can do better on her next exam.
This represents many scenarios your student can face. From roommate problems, to academic resource questions, you can know how to reach all the best resources on campus.
How do I access the Parent Newsletter?
The Parent Newsletter is emailed to you at the beginning of every month. We encourage you to click “View Online” in the upper right corner since not all the features of the Parent Newsletter are available in the email view.
What if my student is deferring for a mission?
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter if you wish. When your student enrolls at BYU after his or her mission, your email address will be added to our list again automatically. (Note: Please keep your email updated with BYU to ensure you receive these newsletters when your student returns to BYU. The easiest way to do this is to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
How do I unsubscribe or subscribe to an additional email?
When you receive the Parent Newsletter in your email, scroll down to the bottom of the email. There you will see three options, including the option to email us, unsubscribe, and subscribe to a different email address.
How to use the Parent Newsletter:
Each month the Parent Newsletter will contain valuable dates, deadlines, and other pertinent information for the coming weeks and months. Each Parent Newsletter issue will include the following resources to assist you as your student transitions to university life.
Dates and Deadlines
The right side of each newsletter will contain several months of coming dates and deadlines. This will be one of the most important parts of the Parent Newsletter. These dates and deadlines are gathered from many different departments at BYU. To have them all in one location will save you a lot of time.
On the left side of the page you will see the articles of the newsletter. These articles are chosen based on upcoming deadlines and student life. For example, if tuition is due September 1, then we will contain an article on July or August 1 explaining how to pay tuition and what to expect if tuition isn’t paid.
On the right side, under the dates and deadlines, you will see “Related Newsletters.” As the months pass, we will provide links to our previous newsletters for your reference. You can also see our main newsletter page at newsletter.byu.edu under “BYU Parent Newsletter” for the previous issues.
Additional Questions or Suggestions:
Throughout the next few months your student will need to do many things, from choosing classes to finding where to live. While our newsletters will help you through many common tasks, you may still have questions. We encourage you to email us at email@example.com with any questions or suggestions you have. We are familiar with BYU resources and would love to help find your answers.