What If Your Child Is Away at College?

If the person who has died is someone significant and the distance to your child’s school is drivable, experts recommend delivering the news in person. In cases where that’s not possible, most schools have a protocol established. Usually if you call the Registrar’s office, they will send a representative who will stay with your child while you deliver the news over the phone, make sure he gets connected with supportive friends, walk with him to the health center if necessary or help him pack a bag and get on a plane to return home for the funeral.