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Joe Castro (right) and Ted Fischer (center) were roommates as Boston College students. They’re attending orientation at their alma mater again, this time as parents.
The one- or multi-day events for parents, held mostly in June and July, allow colleges to cover issues students tend to ignore during their own orientations.
But some administrators say the sessions also help over-involved parents who might be having difficulty letting go.
Matthew J. Lee
These events, once a rarity, have become common on many campuses.
Many schools, including Boston College, Holy Cross, and Wheelock, say their overall message to parents is give their freshmen space.
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