Modifications to the Add/Drop Period

The Provost’s Office, Registrar’s Office, and the Office of Academic Support worked together to modify the Add/Drop period starting this Fall 2016 semester. Overall, the process during the Add/Drop period will be similar to the process used during Fall and Spring pre-registration periods, whereas students can utilize WebAdvisor, advisors employ the “Advisee Signoff,” and standard paper forms are used as needed. For full details (this information was also shared via email), please click here.

Please be aware that students will receive information about the Add/Drop Period during the week of August 15th. 

Summer Orientation Advising 2016

Important Documents

Departmental Advising Information: This is your primary reference guide when advising students who have interests in academic programs other than your own. 

Advising Planning Sheet: This Student Academic Development Committee document should be used by you and your students over the course of their career to guide their completion of graduation requirements.

Low Enrolled, Common First Year, & 1 or 2 Credit Course List Fall 2016: Refer to this document if you have an advisee looking for additional courses or only one or two credits to complete a schedule. (As of 8.16.16)

Registrar Information & Contact List: This handout contains tips and reminders to advisors and a contact list of the staff from the registrar's office who will be working at orientation.

Transfer Credits: This document helps students who plan on bringing in credits from another institution, an Advanced Placement exam, and/or an International Baccalaureate diploma.

Planning for Course Selection: This document guides students through the process of course registration.

World Language Placement Exam: This is an online assessment tool that we recommend students take prior to attending orientation if they plan on choosing a World Language course. Password: WLC2016

Advising Schedules

Orientation #5 - August Advising Schedule by Advisor

College Writing Seminar (CWS) Intake Essay: DUE This Summer

The CWS Intake Essay is an assignment that new students, including all transfer students, will complete within seven days AFTER they attend a New Student Orientation in June. If a student is attending the August orientation, they will need to submit their essay before orientation. Please download the assignment sheet for further instructions and specific deadlines.

CWS Summer Intake Essay Assignment Sheet

2016 Summer Reading

In preparation for a new school year, the college community with the incoming first-year class will participate in a Summer Read.  This year's book is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. This is an action-adventure tale that reflects on what might happen to our civilization if the lights (and the power grid) go out forever. Readers will follow several key characters as they encounter an epidemic, a prophet, and a traveling symphony of musicians and actors.

Academic Adviser Resources & Documents