Eastern New Mexico University invites all our parents to be engaged in the life of our University. Whether you are a current parent, a lifetime parent, or a prospective parent, your students are our greatest treasure. We are grateful to you for supporting their decision to attend ENMU, and we share your pride in their success. We welcome your commitment to, and involvement with Eastern New Mexico University.
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ENMU values its partnership with parents in the educational process. We encourage you to register with us to receive our parent newsletter and other e-communications from the University.
College is a time for exploration. As with all exploration, results cannot always be predicted, which can lead to anxiety for both the student and the parent.
Even the happiest of students may at times feel homesick or doubt him or herself. When they do so, they will, hopefully, reach out to you. Often, the purpose of a phone call is to vent frustrations and fears, so the student feels heard and understood. Once this is accomplished, students usually feel relieved and ready to move forward. However, for parents, a distressed phone call is often the beginning of a long night of worry, only to find out at the next day’s check-in that from the student’s point of view, everything is fine.
Prolonged behavioral changes, such as loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, withdrawal from social activities, or avoidance of classes or other responsibilities, might be signals that your student is experiencing more than an adjustment difficulty. While every student is different, there are some stages that students frequently experience during college. Being prepared may help you distinguish between a problem and a crisis.
Dawg Days is the new student orientation held at ENMU every fall. We invite parents to join us on Saturday for a One-on-One with Dr. Long and a barbeque.
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Admission to ENMU is based on achievement, and potential. Our financial aid policies are designed to ensure that no student will encounter cost as a barrier.
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