Dear Students, 

We hope your semester is off to a great start! The Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs has put together some information and resources that we hope will be helpful as you navigate the next few weeks of the semester. 

 Dates and Deadlines

  • Add/Drop Information – September 9th is the last day of the add/drop period. The Registrar’s Office has provided some additional information through their website: to help with the add/drop process.
  • Dean’s excuses – You are expected to meet the attendance and participation requirements for each class. We provide excused absences (dean’s excuses) for extenuating circumstances such as bereavement, family emergencies, or religious observances. A reminder — requests for excused absences for fall religious observances are due Friday, September 9th
  • Meet the Team Lunches – Save the dates! Members of the Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs want to hear from you! Come chat it up, ask a question, or discuss a topic of concern. Students are invited to join us for lunch several times throughout the semester:
September 21st
October 18th
November 14th 
All meetings are at noon. Space is limited so please RSVP at least a week before the date. 


  • Academic Resource HubThe Hub is partnering with 50+ peer educators to provide academic support programming through Supplemental Instruction, Mentored Study Groups and Individual Peer Tutoring. The SI Leaders, MSG Leaders and Individual Peer Tutors will receive orientation training and be establishing their session schedules over the course of the first 2 weeks of classes.  If you are interested in joining a dynamic student support team check out the information on “How to Become a Tutor”
  • Additional Academic Resources – Looking for a one-stop-spot for academic resources? You can find information regarding accessibility services, tutoring, advising/registration, healthy living, and more! Please bookmark this site, and share this information with your fellow classmates!
  • Class Dean support – The class deans are your partners in success! You are always welcome to schedule a meeting with your class dean to introduce yourself, discuss your plans for the semester, and/or explore opportunities that will enhance your educational experience. Let us know if you are having challenges at any point in the semester (e.g. absences, missing assignments, or stress). Meetings with us early on in the semester allows us to connect you with appropriate resources such as counseling, accessibility services, and workshops on time management and study skills.
  • Health Professions – Are you considering a career in health professions? Our HP Advising team is here to support you! Advising appointments are a great way to get you started on your health professions journey. So don’t hesitate to come by our offices in 218 RISC (Prof. Nancy Waters, and 101 Scott Hall (Ms. Simona Glaus, or email us directly to schedule your advising session with us. Additionally, you can let us know about your interest in health professions by emailing us at We will then add your name on our HP distribution list. This way you will be able to receive the information about our HP programs, workshops, experiential opportunities tailored to health professions students and more. To register for our upcoming Health Professions Information sessions, please visit our website at To access the information about course requirements and considerations for medical, dental, veterinary and optometry school, please read our letter available at Advising website at

The information about course requirements and considerations for students interested in applying to medical, dental, veterinary or optometry school can be accessed HERE

  •  Multi-language Learner Academic Support The English for Academic Purposes Center continues to provide academic support services for multi-language learners. Such services include the college success academic workshops, ENG100 class, Conversation PARDner group chats, one-on-one English language tutoring sessions, the center’s Spaces site for language learning materials, etc. 

The first EAP workshop on College Academic Writing and Reading will be held on September 16th and the second workshop on College Academic Reading and Vocabulary will be held on September 21st. Please register for the workshops using the registration link provided on the event webpages. There will be three Conversation PARDner group chats this month, please find the detailed information through the program webpage or this flyer

EAP tutors are putting their one-on-one meeting hours through TutorTrac. If you want someone to work individually with you to help your English language skills, please visit the program’s website to learn more. 

I also want to congratulate Armaghan Ejaz for being selected as the editor of the online magazine Global Expressions: Writing Beyond the Mother Tongue! Currently, this online magazine is calling for paper submissions. You can contact Armaghan Ejaz at if you have any questions. 

 Please feel free to send emails to Tingting Kang at to schedule a meeting or if you have any questions.  

  • Scholarships & Fellowships Office – Make an appointment to meet with Dean Goldberg at to learn about different scholarship and fellowship opportunities regardless of your class year. Additionally, we encourage you to check out our Office website and explore the myriad opportunities available. 

 We hope to see you soon,

Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs