Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekly Preview March 21 - March 25

Are things are starting to feel hectic?  Take a deep breath!
The Fall 2011 class schedule and enrollment appointments are now available on SPIRE.

Registration for Fall classes begins on Monday, March 28 for Seniors. Check your SPIRE account now to see when your enrollment appointment is. Make an appointment to meet with an advisor well before this time to get advice on classes.  Dean’s Drop In Hours are not for course selection assistance.

Visit the Academic Advising Link in the Library Learning Commons to meet with peer advisors to get advice on classes, ask questions about majors and review your Academic Requirements Report.

Monday, March 21
Classes resume. Welcome back!
RefWorks Workshop
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Integrated Sciences Building, 3rd floor classroom
Learn how to use RefWorks, Write-N-Cite and RefShare to streamline your research and paper writing.

Tuesday, March 22

Today is the last day for Undergraduates and Continuing Education students to drop courses with a “W” or to change a course to Pass/Fail.

Read our blog entry for more information. Still have questions? Set up an appointment to meet with an advisor!

Computer Science Advising Meeting 
4:00pm, 151 Computer Science Building.  Come learn more about the Computer Science major!  Check out the Top Ten Reasons to major in CS and come to the advising meeting with your questions.

Thursday, March 24

Students considering Sociology are strongly encouraged to attend the Orientation for new Sociology Majors and Info Session for Prospective Majors. 4:00pm – 5:00 pm, 917 Campus Center.  Students interested in Sociology must declare by Friday, March 25. For advising appointments, visit the Sociology blog and click the Advising link.  Read our blog entry for more information.

Economics Career Networking Night
6:00pm – 8:00pm, Memorial Hall.  Registration required through the event website.  The Department of Economics, Undergraduate Economics Club (UEC), in partnership with the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, invite you to meet and network with successful alumni working in a variety of fields. This is a great opportunity to find out how their degree helped shape their career path.  For more information, contact Nicole Dunham,, 413-545-3815


BDIC (Bachelors Degree with Individual Concentration) Information Sessions for Spring 2011  Learn about the most unique major on campus, and receive guidance on how you can design your own major. Information sessions will be held every Monday (3pm), Tuesday (1pm), Wednesday (10am), Thursday (11am), Friday (1pm) in 608 Goodell.

Important Information and Upcoming Dates

The Spring Final Exam Schedule is now available through SPIRE. To view it, log in to SPIRE and select "Final Exam Schedule" under "Student Home". It is also available on the Registrar’s website.
Students enrolled in courses with conflicting scheduled exams or who have three or more exams scheduled in one calendar day should contact the Registrar's Office immediately for assistance in resolving the problem.

Five College Pre-Registration is Monday March 28 – Friday April 15. These dates are separate from your UMass enrollment appointment. Registration forms are available through SPIRE. You will also be able to register during UMass Add/Drop in the Fall. Browse the Five College Course Catalog  and visit the UMass Five College Interchange website to learn more.

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