Our son is a freshman. He has only been home once since he moved in on August 23rd (we live only 1.5 hours away so it would be possible for him to come home more often). He says he enjoys his classes and they are more difficult than he expected, but that he is "bored" and there are alot of "weird kids". He has never been one to join clubs or teams, and his friends in high school were all from the Honors Program that he was in since 9th grade. Also, his work study job has not started yet, and until he left for college, the majority of his time when not in school was spent at his part-time job.
I think this is just an adjustment and that he will be fine. My husband thinks something is "seriously wrong" and keeps asking him if he wants to transfer. I think if he transfers he will have the same complaints, but my husband is concerned because he's not constantly surrounded by friends and partying. I say he wasn't like that in high school, and he's not going to be like that in college, no matter where he goes. Besides - if he was really miserable, wouldn't he be begging to come home every weekend?
Any input to help resolve this dilemma between myself and my husband would be greatly appreciated!