Resources for Parents and Families

As key supporters of your student’s success, we want to be able to provide you with resources as you assist your student through their collegiate journey at William Paterson.  On this page, you will find various resources to help you, help your student transition from high school to college and guide them as they navigate the William Paterson experience, from start to finish. 

This page will be periodically updated to ensure that the resources provided to you are relevant and timely. 

Suggested Reading 


  • College Ready: Expert Advice for Parents to Simplify the College Transition by Chelsea Petree, Ph.D (Disponible en español) 
  • The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up by Barbara K. Hofer, Ph.D and Abigail Sullivan Moore 


Real Talk Series Webinars 2023-2024

What is Real Talk Series?

A series of webinars, workshops and/or virtual gatherings for parents and families that focus on specific topics that provides them the tools and resources to ensure their student success at William Paterson. The gatherings are facilitated by the Office of Parent and Family Relations in conjunction with other offices on campus. The program provides a space where families can ask questions, get to know University personnel and the resources that they offer students. Gatherings are recorded when possible and available for viewing below.

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