Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekly Preview: November 10 - November 14

Tuesday, November 11 is Veterans Day.  Classes are not held and most university offices are closed.  Wednesday, November 12 will be a Tuesday schedule.  The rest of the week will follow a normal schedule.  The Academic Advising Link will be open normal hours.  

UMass Veteran Services will be holding a Warrior Breakfast on Monday, November 10 from 8:00am - 11:00 am in Memorial Hall.  All current and former military members are invited to join in camaraderie at the annual Warriors Breakfast. Dependents of current and former service members are also welcome! Join key leaders from campus to talk about being a veteran, or about current events and services on campus.  For more information, contact David Vacchi at or 413-545-0939. 

Thinking about Pre-Med or Pre-Dental?  There will be a one-hour information session for pre-med/pre-dent students on Monday, November 10 from 10:15am - 11:15am in 163C Campus Center.  If you have questions, contact Cathy Eden at

Wednesday, November 12 is the deadline to declare Sociology in order to take majors only classes in the Spring.  For more information and to declare, contact the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office in 712 Thompson, or the Sociology Peer Advisors in 722 Thompson.

Students who want to register for English Writing 112 in Spring 2015 need to take the Writing Placement Exam by November 12 to receive their results by November 20 The Writing Placement Exam is now offered online.  To access the Writing Placement Exam, log in to OWL, select Assignment List from the Course Home Page, and choose Writing Placement Exam. Contact with any problems logging in or accessing the exam.  ENGLWRIT112, College Writing, is the only course at UMass Amherst that fulfills the First Year Writing (CW) General Education requirement. To enroll in ENGLWRIT112, you must first take the Writing Placement Exam.  

Join ALANA for Careers in Library and Information Science Networking Night on Thursday, November 13 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in Room 2601 of the Du Bois Library.  The Careers in Library and Information Science Networking Night is an ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) diversity recruitment event for students to learn about regional library science graduate programs and funding opportunities, hear from professionals in the field, and get a chance to interact with librarians and library school representatives.

Are you hoping to become an Engineering major?  There will be two information sessions for interested students this month.
Both sessions will be in 604 Goodell.  Bring a copy of your unofficial transcript!

Are you interested in Public Health and want to know more about the major?  You're in luck!  There will be an information session for all prospective students on Thursday, November 13 at 5:00pm in the Campus Center, Room 911.  If you are a first year or transfer student majoring in Public Health, be sure to go to Public Health Enrollment 101!  The workshop will be held on Monday, November 17 at 5:00pm in the Du Bois Library, Room 720.

Do you want to be a Resource Economics major?  There will be an information session on Friday, November 14 at 12:20pm in 303 Stockbridge.  Students must attend an information session and complete the Online Statement of Interest before being invited to schedule an advising appointment to complete the change of major process.  There will be one more meeting on Thursday, November 20 at 4:00pm.  Your Statement of Interest is due online by Wednesday, November 26 in order to register for Spring 2015 courses as a Resource Economics major.

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