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R Family Council

Amazing Parent Advocates

A Message from Council Member Melissa Montuori P'24:

Rutgers family

"Rutgers University can be a huge and intimidating place, and parents have so many questions, even as our young adults learn to live on their own. Some parents are very connected to their students, while others just want to know how to pay the bill. During the past two years, the experience was even more disorienting without the connections students would normally make on campus to learn everything they need to know. Students and parents alike turned to social media, and I quickly realized that the resources of this university include some amazing parent advocates who help to provide facts, dispel rumors, and support and comfort newcomers. That’s when I found the R Family Council.

a Rutgers family

"The R Family Council is a wonderfully supportive community of staff and parents who help navigate everything from new student orientation all the way to family graduation photos. As a bonus, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some terrific new people, both online and in person. I can only hope to pay forward a little of the invaluable information, resources, and friendly help that they have provided to our family."