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The month of March, hopefully, means warmer weather! The campus is buzzing with excitement of Spring Break, student body elections and the blossoming of the beautiful peach trees.
Hopefully your student is off to a great start this semester and is now enjoying a much deserved Spring Break. Some of our students are off on Alternative Spring Break with Campus Ministry, while others have headed toward the beach. Believe it or not, many traveled back home and plan on catching up on sleep. Wherever their plans take them, I hope our students have a safe break!
Shortly after students return from Spring Break, it will be time for them to register for fall housing. Housing applications submitted during Housing Registration Week, March 31-April 4, will receive priority over late applications.
Registration for fall classes begins the week of April 7. It is important students make an appointment with their academic adviser as soon as possible and register early. Students will not be allowed to register without a PIN from their adviser. By registering early, students will have a better opportunity to get the schedule they want. They might even want to take a summer class or two, as well. If they come home for the summer, they may be able to take a class at a local college in your area. It is important that, before signing up for any classes at other institutions, your son or daughter check with the head of the UD department of the class they wish to take to make certain that the course will meet UD requirements and will transfer. UD will also have a selection of courses available during Mayterm, Summer I and Summer II. It is also important that students check their BannerWeb account to see if there are any holds that would prevent registration. Account balances will also prevent students from registering, so now is the time to get those final payments made. For more information, either have your student visit his/her BannerWeb account (all holds are posted on the student's account) or contact the Student Account Services Office.
When students return from Spring Break, there will be a lot of activities and opportunities happening. If your student is looking to learn more about campus events, our amazing guest speakers or other fun activities, the Student Activities calendar and OrgSync have more information.
Students can also view their mid-semester progress reports via BannerWeb on March 21. If your student received one or more unsatisfactory reports (D or F), it is a red flag that something needs to change. There is still time to turn things around. Encourage students to make an appointment with the professor or Academic Success Adviser Sharon Oster for help in forming the best course of action.
As the parent of a UD student, you have a unique perspective on the University of Dallas, and we value your opinion. To help the university better understand parent involvement with today's college student, will you please complete a short survey by March 16, 2014? Your responses are confidential and secure, and it takes less than 15 minutes to complete the SURVEY. We appreciate your time and your involvement in your student's success!
Mark October 3-5, 2014, on your calendars for this year's Alumni and Family Weekend! This is a great way for the entire family to share in your student's UD odyssey, and experience what it means to be part of the Crusader family. More information will be provided in upcoming e-newsletters. Also, follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.
All the best to you and your family,
Student and Parent Services
Office of Student Life
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We want our students to be safe, but sometimes activities, actions or decisions made by students can take away that sense of security and safety on campus. Read more about UD's efforts to increase understanding and preparedness for safety situations both on and off campus, as well as to comply with government standards.
The Office of Campus Ministry is pleased to announce the success of their 8th Annual Vocations and Post-Graduate Fair. The fair showcased religious and long-term volunteer opportunities available to students after graduation. It was an ideal time for students to discover what the Church has to offer them when they graduate. This year, we had over 20 religious communities and volunteer organizations present. The different religious communities spent the entire day on campus eating, praying and laughing with the students they encountered. Keep an eye out for their next religious vocations event: https://www.cathdal.org/mariandinner.
Commencement Congratulations to all of you who have students preparing to graduate! Click HERE for more information regarding all of the graduation activities.
Rome and Summer Programs
Unlike most study-abroad programs, the UD Rome Program offers students the opportunity to experience first-hand the roots of our faith and culture. Click HERE to read about Summer Rome Programs and for information for prospective Romers.
Office of Personal Career Development
The Office of Personal Career Development is an excellent resource for students looking for career planning guidance, resume building and other essential services. The advisers will help students take their education to the next level and stand out from the crowd with resources that will build their marketability. The Office of Personal Career Development will be hosting "ADVANCE - Personal Career Development Expo" on March 20.