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Parent Resources

Do you have a child who is a student in the Norton School, majoring or minoring in one of our Academic Programs? Listed below are some helpful resources to help you, and your child, as they progress in their Academic Career here in the Norton School:

Useful Links for Parents

University of Arizona Degree Search - this online interactive tool shows students (and parents!) the requirements for their chosen degree, including the details of the major, the four-year plan, Arizona Transfer Course Equivalents, and Career Planning. The majors in the Norton School are listed below:

Family Studies & Human Development

Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Need to know important dates at the U of A: Priority Registration, Graduation, etc.?  Check the UA Academic Calendar here:

See what courses your FSHD/RCSC students take:

Learn about advising at the Norton School:

What is happening in the Norton School Family and Consumer Sciences:

See important graduation information from the UA:  

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduation information:

Parents: Don't Hover, Let Your College Student Be Free - Norton School Affiliate Faculty Chris Segrin urges parents not to stifle the growth of their college-age children, offering tips on how to avoid being a "helicopter parent." more >

Too Much Parental Involvement Can Be Harmful To College Students
U.S. News & World Report | Some parents have trouble letting go when their son or daughter goes to college, remaining overly involved in their child's life. Chris Segrin, head of the UA Department of Communication, says these so-called "helicopter parents" intervene with good intention but can leave children feeling insecure, incapable and anything but empowered. more >

Campus News, Events, and Helpful sites:

The University of Arizona Home Page

Listing of University Resources for Parents

UA Parents & Family Association
A one stop center for all of the things you need to support your student.

Listing of University Calendars and Events

Arizona Daily Wildcat - Student Newspaper

UA Alert
A free service  that delivers emergency alerts to registered UA students, faculty and staff – as well as their friends and family – via their cell phones, mobile devices and/or email accounts during a campus emergency.

UA News
UANews is a service of the Office of University Communications and the primary source of information and news about the University of Arizona.

Norton School Institutes and Centers

The Norton School has three Institutes and Centers, listed below, as well as a Center for Research and Outreach as part of the Arizona Cooperative Extension Service:

Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing

Home Page


The Take Charge America Institute

Home Page


The Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families

Home Page


Arizona Center for Research and Outreach (FCS Cooperative Extension)

More Information -

Tel: Main Office 520.621.1075 Norton School Student Services 520.621.1295
Mailing Address: 650 N. Park Ave Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078 (Map to McClelland Park)
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