Suggested Reading | University of Portland

Suggested Reading

From first year transitions to post-college, here are some great reads for students and parents for navigating the college years! Please note: all links take you to; we do not receive any kickbacks from Amazon.

Transition from High School to College

College Ready: Expert Advice for Parents to Simplify the College Transition
Chelsea Petree, PhD c. 2024

First Year Support

How to Survive and Thrive in College
Pete Bennett c. 2022

The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook: Your Guide for Everything from Hangovers to Homesickness
Jill Grimes, MD, FAAFP c. 2024

The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing and Everything in Between
Norah Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey c. 2016

Paying for College, 2024: Everything You Need to Maximize Financial Aid and Afford College
Princeton Review c. 2024

Family Relationships During College

Post-College Ready: Expert Advice for Parent to Support Their College Senior
Chelsea Petree, PhD  c. 2022

Letting Go, Sixth Edition: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years 
Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger c. 2016

You're On Your Own, But I'm Here if You Need Me: Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
Marjorie Savage
c. 2020

Let Go, Worry Less and Trust More: A Devotional for Christian Mothers of College Students
Lisa Camino, c.  2022

For You and Your Student

Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now
Meg Jay, PhD c. 2021