Parent & Family Orientation
Welcome from the Vice President for Student Affairs
Dear APSU Families:
Welcome to the Gov family! Now that I have completed my freshman year here at Austin Peay, I have an even greater appreciation of our students, staff, faculty, and campus. I am awestruck by the maturity, drive, resilience, and energy of our students. This is truly a special place and I am honored to serve as the Vice President for Student Affairs. This community of learners is extremely warm and welcoming to our students, drawing heavily from our Normal school heritage. We are here to teach your student and support their educational experience. I am confident you will find this to be consistent and exactly what you want us to provide your student.
I am thankful for all your hard work in getting them here, especially after the challenging spring 2020 semester, and for trusting us with your most valuable investment. You have supported your student to have this opportunity through a variety of personal, professional, economic, and social challenges. Now your student will need to take these next steps to further their development.
During their time here, they will need to invest further in themselves by attending programs, engaging with services early on and consistently, and they will need to reflect on all they are exposed to during their tenure. Our faculty and staff will provide a stimulating and demanding environment. This will be different than other educational programs both in speed and complexity. Encourage them to ask questions, seek out answers and to ask for assistance when needed. We, as a Division of Student Affairs, want your student to succeed and achieve their goals. Help us help them by continuing your support. Let us know if your student needs additional help. We are here for both of you.
We offer a host of programs to help you in supporting your student now and into the future. These are offered in persona and through virtual channels. I encourage you to be appropriately involved and supportive of your student, and stay connected with our campus.
Thank you again for joining the Gov family! Lets Go Peay!
Eric Norman, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
We are excited to offer a completely online family orientation that is open to all Austin Peay family members. Orientation is designed to provide you with information and tools so you can support your student during their transition to college as well as throughout their time at Austin Peay. These resources may be viewed in order, or specific topics may be viewed based upon your interests and the needs of your student. This information can be reviewed at your own pace and will be available for you to refer back to as needed.
Check out our Virtual Campus Tour!
Experience the next best thing to being here with an interactive virtual campus tour. Check out our beautiful grounds and historic buildings, learn about residence and student life, and hear from current Govs on why they chose Austin Peay State University.