Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Information About Academic Discipline

Be sure to monitor your UMass Amherst email account. If you face academic discipline (suspension or dismissal) an email will be sent from the Registrar's Office by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

If you plan to appeal...

If you plan to appeal your suspension or dismissal you must e-mail or fax your appeal to your Academic Dean by June 14th at noonHowever, the earlier the better; don't wait until the last minute!  All appeals must be completed on the one-page appeal form available here:
Academic Suspension/Dismissal Appeal Form

If you do not plan to appeal...

If you do not plan to appeal your suspension or dismissal and have an on-campus housing assignment for the fall, it will be canceled automatically.

Be sure to check your UMail regularly over the summer!

Grades & Academic Discipline

Grades are due today and will soon make their way to SPIRE -- grades should be posted by the end of the day on Monday, May 23.

If you are facing academic discipline (suspension or dismissal), be sure to monitor your UMass Amherst email account. An email will be sent from the Registrar's Office by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 24.

Be sure to completely read the email, carefully follow the instructions, and regularly monitor your UMass Amherst email account for new information or instructions on how to proceed. You may also want to consult the Undergraduate Advising website for information on academic status.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Welcome to Summer!

You've finished your finals and the academic year!

Enjoy your summer fully . . . and here are a couple of (small) reminders to carry you through August:
  • Check SPIRE to make sure your contact information is correct and current.
  • If you're hoping to gain access into specific courses, check SPIRE regularly.  Use SWAP to make changes so you don't risk losing a seat in a class.
  • Read (and respond, if requested) to UMass email.   Remember, this is the University's official means of communication with you!
  • Follow the Blog over the summer.  Some posts will be directed to incoming students but you can keep in touch with what's going on at UMass!
One more general reminder: as you work, study, and/or travel over the summer, remember to keep your radar tuned to pick up on any possible internships, jobs, or opportunities to do an informational interview about a career you may or may not have considered. In short, NETWORK!

Undergraduate Advising will remain open throughout the summer, although during New Student Orientation days we will have very limited staff available. Have a question or want to come in to talk with an advisor? Call 413 545 2191 to set up a time. You can also visit our website for more information.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Important Summer Communication

How will UMass contact you with important information during the summer?

Official UMass business will be conveyed via your UMail email address.   Make sure you check that account on a regular basis, read any messages completely, and respond promptly, if required. Don't miss the deadline to apply for a special scholarship or appeal a suspension because you didn't read your UMail!

Make sure your personal information on SPIRE is up-to-date. Does SPIRE have your cell phone number? Correct address? On SPIRE, go to your Student Center and click on Personal Information. Review the information listed, and make sure it is both correct and complete. It can be a bit embarrassing if someone from a UMass office calls to change the time of an appointment and reaches your parent, not you!

Read the Undergraduate Advising Blog during the summer to make sure you don't miss important information. While many posts will be directed to incoming students, watch for information that might pertain to you, your schedule, or your academic program. Be among the first to know when grades will hit SPIRE or which department is hosting an info session the first week of class!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tip of the Week with Jess and Matt #10

Grab your tissues and wipe your faces because we’re graduating. Moving on up in the real world! Oh hum. Well it is certainly an exciting time in Jess’s and my life, and many other seniors. We want to take this time to thank ya’ll and shed some light on who we are. Because in all honesty, we’re not that much different from any of you. So here it is, our last sign off.

Moving Forward, Thanks UMass!

So we paid dues and our efforts paid off. This week’s tip will be a wee more insightful. Jess and I really got our hands dirty in involvement with UMass during our junior and senior years. We were proactive and really tried to find a way to be more connected to the University. It was beyond worth it in the end. We feel accomplished and connected to UMass, not just because of friends, but our relationships with faculty and professional staff. Even though it can be difficult saying goodbye, and moving on to a new chapter in our lives, we don’t really have any regrets here. If we hadn’t gotten involved as much as we did, there would have been a little bit of disappointment when looking back on our four years here. So give something a try, put yourself out there, and if it’s not for you then try something else. You’ll be glad you did…trust us!

In all honesty, Jess and I had blast giving all of you our inside tips and tricks around the University, and we really do hope you folks keep at least a few of them in mind. It has been a pleasure giving you all the lowdown, and keep on truckin’. So as I like to say, catch you on the flip side, and stay classy UMass. Much love.