Friday, January 23, 2015

Weekly Preview: January 26 - January 30

There will be an R1 Basic Math Skills Exemption Test on Monday, January 26 at 7:00pm in Marcus 131.  No need to sign up.  Bring your UMass student ID, #2 pencils and a calculator.  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.  No record of the test appears on your ARR unless you pass.  There is no limit to the number of times you make take this test.  The focus of the test is to measure knowledge of basic math skills and is intended for students who are interested in majors that do not require math.

Boltwood Project Recruitment Nights will be held on Monday, January 26, Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28.  All interview sessions will be in the Campus Center Auditorium from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  You must attend ONE of these sessions to be considered for enrollment.  For everyone who is accepted into the course, there is a required evening orientation session the evening of Monday, February 2.  Click here to learn more about Boltwood and how you can engage with the local community while earning credit.  Spaces fill up fast!

Are you a Computer Science Major On Contract?  Classes are starting soon and hopefully, your schedule is ready to go!  There is a special Orientation for CS Applicants On Contract (AOCs) and students interested in applying to CS.  Plan to attend the orientation session for important information for your success as an AOC on your way to becoming a CS major!  Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:00 PM, CS Building, Room 150/151.

Are you a new, Undeclared student starting in the Spring 2015 semester?  Don't forget about your mandatory Dean's Welcome Meeting.  Choose one:
  • Tuesday, January 27 at 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 28 at 4:00pm
All sessions are in 613 Goodell Building. See you there!

Wondering if the Resource Economics major is right for you?  Learn more at an Information Session!
  • Thursday, January 29 at 4:00pm
  • Friday, January 30 at 12:20pm
  • Friday, February 27 at 11:15am
All sessions are held in Stockbridge 303.  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.  Online Statements of Interest must be submitted by Saturday, April 25 at noon.

Five College Interchange Registration ends on Monday, February 2 at 5:00pmReread our earlier post for more information.  Do not miss the deadline!

Still looking for one more class?  Want to know about available GenEds?  Need help with SPIRE?  Not sure how to edit a class to Pass/Fail or to switch a section?  Our Peer Advisors are here for you!  Stop by the Academic Advising Link in the Learning Commons in the Library from 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Sunday through Thursday.  All students from all majors are welcome!

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