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Feeling Homesick? Tips to Help Students Cope

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2021) Wildcats, you have returned to campus and are embracing the Fall 2021 semester after more than a year of unprecedented challenges.

But with that newfound freedom may come feelings of homesickness.

The transition to college can be emotionally challenging as life away from the familiar becomes reality. Now, add the stressors that accompany an ongoing public health crisis.

Mental health and wellness remain a priority at the University of Kentucky. To help you adjust during the fall semester, UKNow enlisted the help of the Office for Student Success.

First, recognize that feeling homesick is normal and temporary. For students who are missing home, here are five suggestions for how you can create your own sense of family on campus:

And don't forget about many of the other Student Success units here to support you:

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