My daughter is leaving for college on East Coast. Any advice?

United States
August 24, 2007 4:28pm CST
My daughter is leaving for East Coast next week to attend an Ivy League college. I am horrified. I live on West Coast so I have no idea how the life on East Coast would be like. Also any tips for parents of college going kids would be helpful.
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@agnescav (566)
• United States
24 Aug 07
What city is she moving to?
• United States
27 Aug 07
Philadelphia for Wharton
@agnescav (566)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Penn is a great school and the campus is relatively safe. Philadelphia is really just a lot of little neighborhoods. University City is mostly students and professors from Penn and Drexel. Of course, there are parts of the city she shouldn't travel in alone. I am sure she will meet plenty of people who will make college a great experience for her!
@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Make sure, where ever your child is going, that all recommended vaccinations are up to date. Students in dorms are prone to a certain type of bacterial meningitis, and if not required it is recommended that they get vaccinated. Your daughter should enjoy being there, and take advantage of all cultural opportunities. It is different from West Coast, and I live right in the middle, but have visited both. It is wise not to go to a different state with the presupposition that where you come from is superior, or inferior, for that matter. She should just enjoy the differences.
• United States
27 Aug 07
Thanks! We got her vaccinated last month.
• United States
26 Aug 07
Besides the difference in weather, I'm not sure what the difference would be. As long as your daughter is responsible yet willing to explore and have fun while she is in school there should be nothing to worry about. She will have a great experience regardless of where she goes.