Take-Home Message

Office of Student Success
College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Take-Home Message is a free online course for parents and family members that can be completed in your own time -- and there are no grades!

We view parents and family members as allies and want you to learn about the typical experience of college students in their first year so that you can discuss important ideas with your student.

For “homework,” you will be asked to start a conversation with your student about their course material using the prompts provided.

Topics covered include

  • Sense of belonging
  • Wellness and health
  • Instructor office hours
  • Student clubs
  • The importance of reading emails
  • Faculty-student research projects
  • Study abroad
  • Academic integrity


Consider interacting with the course and providing feedback. With your help, we will deliver an informative and interesting experience.