Planning for Commencement
December Commencement is just around the corner! If you have a student who is graduating this December, here are some helpful things for you to know. Your student needs to apply for graduation in order to receive their diploma. Students can apply for graduation on their Access Stout accounts. Read More >
Getting Around Stout and the Menomonie Area
We offer a number of sustainable transportation programs to help your student get around campus and Menomonie.
Your student has free access to the StoutRoute Campus Bus. The campus bus makes three stops on its route, with an optional stop at Student Health (for when your student might need a little TLC). And the Community Bus offers four stops on campus. The community bus route covers the Menomonie community, and its stops include the grocery store, the hospital, and Wal-Mart. Read More >
What is “Sophomore Slump?"
The “sophomore slump” is “a decline in academic performance during a student's second year of college.” It’s a phenomenon that affects many second-year college students. Is your sophomore student struggling to keep up their grades, find purpose in their major, connect with their friends and classmates, or find the energy to get involved on campus? It’s normal.
Here are some feelings your student may have during this time and ways you can support them. Read More >
Grown and Flown, But then They Come Home. Now What?
After a couple of months away, your college student has adjusted to campus life. They’ve been out on their own for a little while, meeting new people, adapting to new schedules, and navigating a new community.
This is the beginning of their adulthood. They’ve been living by their own rules. So what happens when they visit home and are back under your roof? Read More >
Gifts from Home
As the leaves change and the first signs of snow appear, the fall semester at UW-Stout is fully underway. These seasonal changes also mean the arrival of mid-terms and finals week. A busy class schedule could leave your student wanting extra support.
And although they'll never admit it, they may be missing home. Read More >