Dear Students,

We’re almost halfway through the semester! The Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs has put together some information and resources that we hope will be helpful over the next few weeks. 


Fall ’23 Registration is next month – The Registrar’s Office will post information on their website after spring break! Now is a good time to reach out to your advisor to schedule an appointment. 

Class Dean Support The class deans are your partners in success, and we have some recent updates:

  • Alexis Smith, First-Year Class Dean (Class of 2026)
  • Brandon Morris, Sophomore Class Dean (Class of 2025)
  • Abby Close, Junior Class Dean (Class of 2024)
  • Chris Selena, Senior Class Dean (Class of 2023)

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. 

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. 


Academic Resource Hub – Want to join our peer support team? Learn more by attending the Hub Information Session with a panel of current SI/MSG leaders and tutors sharing their experiences and answering questions about these roles. Hub Information and Recruitment Session, March 28th, 4-5pm, Hugel 103.  The Hub application for Fall 2023 positions will open on March 28th. The Hub has partnered with 75+ peer educators this spring semester to provide academic support programming through Supplemental Instruction, Mentored Study Groups and Individual Peer Tutoring. Find support sessions in TutorTrac!

Accessibility Services – Students are reminded to request their Letter of Accommodation and follow up directly with each faculty member regarding the accommodations and how the accommodations apply to the course. Please contact with any questions.

College Transition Workshops – Students can register for an individual or small group time management workshop with Dean Abigail Close. Sessions are designed to review each students’ course schedules and syllabi to better understand how to organize their daily, weekly, and semester plans. The ultimate goal is to have students learn how to visualize their time so they can better prepare for the busy points in the semester. 

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 programs, please visit our website at Please be sure to check your health professions email regularly since we will be adding new programs as they become finalized!  

Multi-language Learner Academic Support The English for Academic Purposes Center has updated the academic support services for multi-language learners on the center’s website.

A Four-Year Academic Success Plan for International Students is designed to assist international students in honing learning strategies, as well as developing mindset and personal management skills, throughout their undergraduate studies at Lafayette College. It is organized into four sections: Academic Success, Career Preparedness, Networking, and Professional Development.

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. 

We started the first session of the Global Expression Speaking Institute on 2/24. The purpose of this program is to 1) improve your English pronunciation and speaking skills and 2) help you adapt to the US culture. Students who successfully completed the 6 sessions and the speaking activities will receive a completion certificate at the end of the program. If you are interested in attending some of the sessions, please contact Tingting Kang at . Here are our remaining meetings: 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, and 4/7, from 12:15 to 1:15 in Scott Hall 104. Food will be provided.

To provide more notoriety and increase the number of contributors, the online magazine Global Expressions: Writing Beyond the Mother Tongue is holding a writing contest during March and April. Use this link to learn about the program. You can contact the magazine editor, 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. If you are a senior or recent graduate and are interested in applying for upcoming scholarships/fellowships, please be aware of rapidly approaching deadlines. 

Student 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!

 We’ll send our next update in April.  


Have a safe, fun, and restful spring break!  

Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs