Friday, January 21, 2011

Weekly Preview: January 21-28

We’re headed into the second week of classes for the spring semester. Check out these events that could make a difference in your academic program:

Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25, 4-5:00pm. Undergraduate Advising Check-In for New Students. All undeclared students who entered UMass in January 2011 should attend one of these Check-In events for basic information about the University. Bernie Dallas Room, 5th floor Goodell.

Monday, January 24, 4-5 pm. Public Health Sciences Major Group Advising Session. If you are interested in the major or new to the major, come to a group informational session. Please e-mail Lynn Koerbel, the Program Director, if you'll be attending: 321 Arnold House

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (January 24, 25 and 26), 6-8:00pm. The Boltwood Project Project Recruitment Nights. The BOLTWOOD Project ™ is a community service learning course; interested students MUST attend one of these meetings to sign up/apply. Placements earn graded academic credit, PLUS you get valuable ‘people-skills’ experience. Monday and Tuesday’s programs will be in the Student Union Ballroom; Wednesday’s event is in Hills Central 105.

Monday, January 24, 7:30pm. Basic Math Skills (R1) Exemption Test. The R1 requirement can no longer be satisfied through the Math Placement Exam. Passing the R1 exam (at least 12 out of 20 correct) will satisfy the R1 requirement for graduation but will not result in the awarding of any credits. There are, however, credit courses that will also satisfy the R1 requirement. Bring a #2 pencil, ID, and calculator. 131 Marcus Hall.

Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26, 5:30pm. Isenberg School of Management Group Info Sessions for On-Campus Transfer to the BBA, Sport Management, and Hospitality (HTM) Majors. Arrive before 5:30 pm, to be directed to the room where the relevant information session will be held. **If you are interested in more than one of the ISOM majors, plan to attend more than one evening’s info session. Students who wish to apply to the Sport Management major MUST attend a Sport Management info session. 206 ISOM Building.

Tuesday, January 25 at 11:15am and Wednesday, January 26 at 5:30pm. Isenberg School of Management Resource Economics Information Sessions. Come hear about the options within Resource Economics and the steps you must follow to declare the major by the April 15 deadline in order to register for Fall 2011 courses as a major. For more information, go to and click on the “So You Want To Be a Resource Economics Major?”. Stockbridge 217.

Coming soon . . . Monday, January 31. ADD/DROP Period ENDS.

(Ongoing)  Every Wednesday through Friday at 2:30-3:30 and every Wednesday from 4:45-5:30. Domestic Exchange Information Sessions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Exchanges. Want to spend a semester or year at another college or university in the U.S.? Check out the list of institutions in the National Student Exchange ( and also to the University of Massachusetts Exchange Schools, which currently include UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell. Students MUST attend an information session to apply (and will receive applications and all the information necessary to apply). The deadline is March 1st for FALL 2011 AND/OR SPRING 2012. (There is also a Priority Deadline of February 7th. Meeting the priority deadline does increase the chances of a student placement.) 604 Goodell.

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