Proud Pirate Parent (P3) Newsletter October 2011, Volume 1, Issue 2

Hello Parents and welcome.
We are pleased that you've joined the community of Proud Pirate Parents (P3) and that your student selected Armstrong to prepare for the future!
We are nearing midterm, and this newsletter gives you some tips, dates and deadlines to help your student move successfully through the semester. We invite you to contact our office with questions: 

Office of Parent Services

Tips for Success

After Midterm - Where’s My Progress Report?
Students experience many changes in the transition from high school to college, especially when it comes to expectations. But one change that often surprises students is the need to self-monitor their academic performance. Read more...

Events and Fairs

Join Us October 19 as We Celebrate Armstrong!
Treasure Savannah Day is Saturday, October 22
Fall Career Fair Thursday, October 27
Meet the Pirates Night, Wednesday, October 26
Armstrong versus SSU Basketball: Return of a great tradition

Healthy Information

Don’t forget the Health Center and Flu Shots
Parents, please encourage your student to get their flu shots before the flu season flourishes. Read more...


Important Dates and Deadlines
Here are a few of the most important academic dates for the Fall 2011 semester.

October  31-November 18 advisement for spring semester - make an appointment with your adviser
November 2 early registration for spring begins
December 5 last day of classes
December 6 Reading day
December 7-13 final exams
December 13 payment due for early registration


Student Services & Resources

Career Services: Does your student need to select a major?
With the advisement period for spring 2012 classes beginning in October, students who have yet to declare a major can visit Career Services for assistance. Read more...
Study Abroad, a global learning opportunity
Armstrong is already gearing up for the 2012 summer study abroad programs. Armstrong’s enrollment in these programs increased by 50% this past year! Read more...

Good to Know

Campus Safety Overview
Recently, I received an inquiry from a parent who wanted more information about the safety of the campus after dark. The parent was concerned about his daughter walking back to the residential community from the Library or an academic building. Read more...

Office of Parent Services

The Office of Parent Services provides communication to parents with the goal of helping to support student success and working together to empower students to take personal responsibility for their social and academic choices. You will receive the Parent Newsletter on a regular basis and, in the near future, find even more information on our expanded parent website which is in development.