Welcome to the Jewell Family​

As the parents and families of Jewell students, we recognize the important role you play. We believe partnering with you will positively impact your student’s collegiate experience.

Partnering for your student's success

Like you, we want your student to thrive and be an active part of the Jewell community. These resources, recommended by people who have been in your shoes, will keep you informed about Jewell activities, help you understand what life is like on our campus and offer ways you can stay involved in your student's college experience, no matter the distance.

First-Generation Students

These resources will help you navigate your Jewell experience as the parent of a first-generation student.

  • The Academic Achievement Center is a terrific resource for Jewell students who want to stay on top of their academic progress. Make sure your student never misses a meeting with his/her Academic Advisor. The academic advisor will partner with your student to prepare a plan for graduating in three or 4 years.
  • Career Development and Internships can help students explore areas of interest, find internships, perfect resumes and identify potential job opportunities.
  • Paying for college doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Educate yourself on the financial aid process, scholarships, grants and student loans. The Guide to Federal Student Aid provides a lot of important information.
  • File the FAFSA as soon after January 1 of the same year for which you are applying for financial aid. Here are some tips for filling out the FAFSA.
  • Be familiar with FERPA, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, so you'll know what information you can access on behalf of your student.

Academic Calendar

Keep track of holidays and important dates with this downloadable semester calendar.

Jewell and Kansas City

Why is Jewell vital to KC?

It's a strong partnership between neighbors, between two communities that are stronger together. See what Kansas City business leaders have to say about the value of William Jewell's critical thinkers in advancing the community.

Parents Weekend

Join us!

Make plans now to attend Parents Weekend on April 20-22, 2018. Starting with research presentations at Duke Colloquium and Honors Convocation on Friday, the weekend is packed with receptions, sporting events, performances and concerts.

Schedule of Events

Resources for Parents

  • Important Dates

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  • Staying Healthy

    Jewell has a Health Center located in the Wellness Center in Ely Hall. It is staffed by a nurse practitioner through The Liberty Clinic) Monday through Friday. Students only need a validated Jewell ID to use this service

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  • Counseling Services

    William Jewell College offers counseling services to provide students with psychological services in a safe, supportive environment.Students often seek therapy in an effort to cope more effectively with mental health issues as well as the multi-faceted demands of college life. Read more about Counseling Services.

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  • I wish my parents knew...

    We asked students to complete this sentence. Their answers offer a glimpse into the minds of Jewell students.

    I wish my parents knew:

    • to consider the little things (like toothpaste and haircuts) when sending me money
    • how powerful a little note or a package in the mail can be
    • the Dining Hall food does not taste like hers. I miss home cooking!
    • how cool it is to be able to bring home 10 friends with only 5 minutes notice
    • that I really will be okay on my own
    • that I haven’t forgotten about them just because I haven’t called in three days
    • how much I love getting a note in the mail just to say hi.
    • sometimes I go to meals in my pajamas…sorry mom
    • that I really do study
    • that I appreciate you doing my laundry when I bring it home
    • I appreciate it that they trusted me enough to respect my choices and let me be myself
    • they are worth coming home for
    • how thankful I am
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  • Lodging

    The Liberty area offers a number of hotel/motel options, as well as a few bed and breakfasts.

    Comfort Suites
    8200 N. Church Road
    Kansas City, MO 64158

    Days Inn
    209 North 291 Highway
    Liberty, MO 64068

    Fairfield Inn
    8101 N. Church Road
    Kansas City, MO 64158

    Hampton Inn
    8551 N. Church Road
    Kansas City, MO 64157
    Click to reserve a room at the Jewell rate

    Holiday Inn Express
    8320 N. Church Road
    Kansas City, MO 64158

    Sleep Inn & Suites
    Indoor Water Park
    1840 North Church Road
    Liberty, MO 64068

    Super 8 Motel
    I-35 and MO Highway 152
    Liberty, MO 64068

    Stone-Yancey House (B&B)
    421 N. Lightburne
    Liberty, MO 64068

    TownePlace Suites by Marriott
    130 S. Stewart Road
    Liberty, MO 64068

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