If your teen has recently made their final college decision, congratulations! You made it through a family rite of passage: the months-long college admissions process.

So now what? After all the deadlines, essays, college visits and financial aid number-crunching, you probably feel a mix of emotions. The reality is that your teen is going off to college in less than a year, and you’re learning how to cope.

Here are some things you can do to get ready for the big day now that the college decision has been made.

Enjoy celebrating what’s left of high school

The timing couldn’t be better to put the focus back on prom, senior activities and graduation. Attend family events together and celebrate your child’s accomplishments. Help them capture that wonderful feeling of being on top of the world, with a whole new adventure awaiting them.

Start looking ahead to college

Especially if your teen is going away to school, now is a great time to get them ready to live on their own — everything from how to do laundry to preparing basic meals. For young adults who haven’t been very independent up until now, start easing them into doing things for themselves and helping out more around the house. That way, it will be less of a culture shock when they are on their own.

Look into financing options

By now you may have a solid idea of what your out-of-pockets costs will be once college begins. This is the perfect time to explore different sources of funding, from tapping into savings accounts to using a 529 account. You could also discuss your teen taking on a part-time job for the summer to help supplement expenses. Finally, explore student loans that can help bridge the gap between financial aid and savings and additional costs that may arise.

Discuss a plan for health and medical issues

Your child is used to you being there when they are sick. You typically make the dentist appointments and fill pharmacy prescriptions for allergy medicine when your child needs it. At college, it’s all on them. During this downtime, you can discuss different scenarios that may come up at school and what to do in each situation. For instance, look together to see if there’s an on-campus health clinic or find out where the nearest urgent care facility is. You can also put together a basic medical and first-aid supply kit to keep in the dorm room for those common colds and minor scrapes and bruises that will inevitably happen.

Look forward to attending orientation events together

If you haven’t already been invited to orientation activities from your student’s college of choice, you probably will soon. Most campuses have some form of getting-to-know-you events for their incoming students and families. These aren’t usually mandatory, but you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to meet others and learn more about the campus before the semester starts.

Make a memory

When a child leaves the nest, it’s a big change for the whole clan. Before the hectic move to college creeps up, plan to do something memorable as a family. You might want to include extended family and friends, too. Whether it’s a weekend road trip or a big barbeque bash, celebrate the next new phase in your lives.

Research family weekends

Many colleges offer families the opportunity to visit campus early on in the first semester. This gives the student a boost if they’re feeling homesick, and also helps parents and siblings who are missing their teen. Find out if your child’s school offers a family weekend, and plan ahead so you can be there.

When you consider the list above, you’ll realize that there is actually still plenty to do in anticipation of your young adult going off to college. By keeping busy and savoring these last few months under the same roof, you can make your teen’s college send-off more organized and special.