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The One Thing Every Student Should Take to College

Sep 15, 2020

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The One Thing Every Student Should Take to College

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What’s the one thing your child needs while away at college? OnStar. Learn why.

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What’s the one thing your child needs while away at college? OnStar. Learn why.

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If you have a student heading to college, make sure their packing list includes the peace of mind of having OnStar at the push of a button or in the palm of their hand

In many parts of the country, college might look different this semester. But if your student is staying on campus this fall, make sure they have something that can help them deal with the unexpected: OnStar.

You can have peace of mind knowing your college student has OnStar with Advisors available to help 24/7,*16a whether they’re traveling to and from college or driving on campus. If they have vehicle trouble, get lost*20 or need help in an emergency, OnStar can help.

In addition, the new OnStar Guardian™ app*82 allows that coverage to continue outside of their vehicle, anytime and anywhere. Whether your student is in a friend’s car or rideshare, they’ll have access to:

  • Mobile Crash Response, which uses their smartphone’s sensors to detect a crash and alert an OnStar Emergency-Certified Advisor.*64 The Advisor will call their phone and contact First Responders and provide them with your student’s location.
  • Emergency Services, which provides your student with access to an Emergency-Certified Advisor who can offer guidance and contact First Responders.
  • Roadside Assistance,*86 so your student can get help with a flat tire or battery charge even if they are in a friend’s vehicle or rideshare. They can also get fuel delivered if they run out of gas.
  • Location Status,*85 allowing family members to see one another’s location on a live map, share locations and more.
 

If your student is driving a GM vehicle, here are some other ways OnStar can help:

It’s always difficult to send your kid to college, and this semester could be more difficult than normal. But with OnStar and the new Guardian app, someone can be there to help them, even when you can’t.