College orientations for parents help ease separation pains

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College orientation is a rite of passage for freshmen, a time to savor the first taste of independence. But the tradition is not just for students anymore.

Special orientations for parents, once a rarity, have in recent years become common on campuses.

“A lot of parents are living their lives through their children,” said the Rev. Joseph Marchese, Boston College’s orientation program director.

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