The weather is turning and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Thanksgiving Break officially begins with your student's last class on Tuesday, November 25, and goes through Sunday, November 30. Residents not going home for this holiday may stay in their campus housing; however, there is no food service after lunch on Tuesday until dinner on Sunday. For more information concerning Thanksgiving Break, Interterm, and Christmas Break, click HERE
Midterms have come and gone and we are in swiftly moving towards the end of the semester. The Academic Success Office has been busy working with students who may need some extra assistance in doing their best in courses this semester. If your student is not as happy with their performance as they’d like to be, they are here to help! There are over 400 hours of FREE tutoring available each week which is vastly underutilized. At many colleges and universities, it is up to the student to find and pay for tutoring which often costs upwards of $20 per hour. All of our Core classes as well as a few others have tutors available at various hours during the week. For more discussion of the services offered, classes the ASO would recommend for your student, and other suggestions, click HERE. They also post timely information on academic success tips and about their events on their Facebook page as well as Twitter!
Finals are just around the corner, which means the Final Exam Gift Packages are nearly upon us! The package includes healthy snacks, bottled water, drinks, fruit, candy, comfort food and other study essentials ready to be delivered to your student. Packages are $25 with all proceeds going toward Student Foundation events. They can be bought for any student at UD. Depending on what you specify on the order form, the package will be delivered to your student's residence hall room or to their mailbox. Click HERE for information on ordering a Final Exam Gift Package.
Registration for spring classes begins on Monday, November 10, and housing registration for the spring will begin on November 17. Your Crusader has received emails pertaining to both of these registration processes. All student accounts must be current to register. A current student account is one that is paid in full or only has the November 2014 payment outstanding on the payment plan. Spring 2015 statements will be uploaded to Cashnet and mailed out during the first weeks of December. Undergraduates must have a payment arrangement due date of January 5, 2014. Spring 2015 Rome applicants will need to be clear with all offices on campus by December 17, 2014. Clearance includes the following:
- Business Office Clearance - The Rome Semester must be paid in full or a payment plan must be set up.
- Library Clearance - All library fines must be taken care of with the library.
- Rome Office Clearance - All academic and medical documents must be submitted along with copies of prescription receipts for a four month supply of medication and any medical documentation as specified in individual letters to students.
The Office of Admission is in full swing and greatly enjoyed spending time with all who visited the university in October! There are still more events this semester with another Odyssey Days for rising seniors November 21-22 and the Crusader Preview on December 5. If you cannot make any of the open house programs, do not fear! Personalized Visits are possible, just contact the Office of Admission to make arrangements. Also, if you have a high school senior who is interested in the university, December 1 is the Early Action II deadline. This non-binding deadline will return an admission decision within three weeks, which means they’ll know their admission and scholarship status before Christmas. Plus, students who apply before December 1 will have their $50 application fee waived. You can learn more about the application process HERE.
As the holidays approach and you start thinking about Christmas shopping, I would like to remind you of the Blakley Library's affiliate program with Amazon.com. Click HERE to start shopping and support the UD library. If you are looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your Crusader, check out "University of Dallas from A to Z" - a book written and illustrated by two UD students.
Our remarkably talented students tackled a new breed of performance this fall with the "anti-play" The Bald Soprano. I attended and can ensure an experience filled with laughter! For more information, click HERE
The Art Department is hosting several exhibitions this month. The full calender of events can be found HERE.
Lastly, we are sad to say that our very own Valerie Landrum is no longer working with us. She has resigned from her position and we wish her the best of luck and God's blessings. For now, I will be the correspondent for parent and student services. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for YOU!
Until next time...
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