When students enroll at Niagara University, their parents become part of the university family, too.

“Parents are very important partners whose involvement will play a key role in the continued success of their sons and daughters,” noted Jason A. Jakubowski, dean of students at Niagara University. “It’s a major step in life for students to arrive on a college campus and live on their own for the first time. We have numerous support mechanisms in place on campus to facilitate a smooth transition, one of which is communicating regularly with parents to ensure that freshmen are navigating their newfound independence in a positive, constructive way.”

Moms and dads are able to join the Niagara University Parents Association (NUPA), which takes an active role in planning and facilitating campus events such as Summer Orientation, New Student Orientation and Family Weekend. This year’s Family Weekend takes place Sept. 22-24. To learn more about NUPA, please contact Cathleen Anderson, assistant vice president for enrollment management, at 716.286.8717 or ude.aragain@arc.

Parents, of course, are drawn to Niagara University for the excellent return on investment that it offers, a value proposition that has been validated by media outlets like Money magazineKiplinger’s Personal Finance and U.S. News and World Report. Once they arrive on campus, they fall in love with its inclusive, familial feel and the sense that the faculty, staff and administrators will do everything they can to ensure the success of the students entrusted into their care.

Deborah S., whose son begins his undergraduate career this Friday, joked that she had taken note of Niagara University’s “Power of Niagara” marketing campaign, but never really fully grasped what it meant – until she experienced it for herself during Open House and Summer Orientation.

To learn more about Niagara University, please visit www.niagara.edu.

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