Parent Resources

Textbook Options

Should students buy new or used books?  Weigh the pros and cons using the info provided here. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Compare the differences between high school and college on this chart(Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Articles for Parents


The Art of Letting Go (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
This is an article written by a Canisius Alum about letting go of your college student. Please click on the link above to read more on this topic. 

Making the Transition to College: A Guide for Parents
This is a great guide created by Marylene Cloitre, PH. D and Demy Kamboukos, PH.D from New York University. It gives great tips for parents on preparing your adolescent for college, tips for your student’s first year in college, indications that your child is having difficulty adjusting with college life and taking care of yourself while your student is away at college. Please click on the link above to read more on this topic. 

On-line Resources

Below are some online links and resources that you may find helpful: 


Click here to read about the Commuter Student Association services and activities along with suggestions to support your commuter student.