Monday, July 24, 2023

Dr. Kristen Missall, professor, is featured in an article by U.S. News & World Report titled “How to Handle Being Homesick at College.” The article discusses how students should schedule chats with loved ones, get involved in campus and more to help with feelings of being homesick. Kristen is quoted saying “It's important to acknowledge that college is a major life transition. It's going to cause discomfort. It's going to cause a lot of challenges, everything from how a person feels in a day to maybe even how they sleep at night. Things become a problem when they persist longer than they should. And that 'should' is different for everyone. Humans, particularly in times of transition, need both routine and clear expectations.”