Today’s Daily Deac is a little bit of everything. One of the things on your students’ minds might be the upcoming registration period for Fall 2014 classes. For freshmen and sophomores who have not declared their majors, they are likely to be meeting this week with their Lower Division Adviser (i.e., adviser you have from freshmen year until you declare your major) and will be getting ready for Round One of registration next week. For those who have already declared their majors/minors, they will be advised and registered for classes within the major/minor department between March 17 – 28. Each department governs advising and assignment of registration priorities and most registration procedures during Major/Minor Registration.
The Registrar has a comprehensive web site about registration procedures. A couple of key points not to miss: your student needs to make sure to clear any holds on his/her account prior to registration. He should check his account daily until registration and make sure there are no holds. Since registration takes place after normal business hours (at the urging of Student Government some years ago), administrative offices are closed – and thus if a student discovers a hold on his registration for an unpaid parking ticket or fee, he will be locked out of registration until the next morning when the office opens and he can pay it.
Second, there is a Google Mail Chat option for students who run across registration issues midstream. Directions on how to use that are also on the Registrar’s registration web site. As with so many things in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so please urge your students to review the registration web site well in advance.
Changing topics, I also came across the Volunteer Service Corps application for service trips next winter. If your student is interested in service in Vietnam or India, please urge your student to complete this form: Service Trip Application.Winter.2014. Applications are due April 7 at 5 pm.
I saw this flyer today for the student kickoff of the Wake Will campaign. Entitled “An Afternoon of Friends, Food, & Philanthropy,” this will take place on March 27th from 11am-2pm on the Mag Quad (aka Manchester Quad). Free food is always a draw for students. I hope yours stop by!
It’s raining this morning but no snow so far, and it doesn’t look like we’ll be cold enough for it. For all our Deac families who are bracing for yet another winter storm, I am wishing you lots of sunshine and warm weather as soon as possible.