10 Ways to Support Your Spartan

10 ways to support your student. Encourage your student to do the following:
  • Visit their professor during office hours
  • See their Academic Advisor twice a semester
  • Know and use your campus resources early and often
  • Encourage them to get to know people who are from different places and have different life experiences
  • Encourage your student to engage in experiences such as Education Abroad, Service-Learning, and Undergraduate Research
  • Help them discover ways to invest in and connect to the MSU community through academics, leadership involvement and/or engagement with their peers
  • Remind them to read their MSU emails
  • Check in on their time management skills and behaviors
  • Ask them what goals they have set for themselves, both by semester and the academic year
  • Remind them that help-seeking behavior is a successful behavior


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