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What's New Overview for Fall 2013
As we get ready to kick off another academic year at the University of North Dakota, the Division of Student Affairs wants to provide faculty and staff with a brief overview of new resources and changes that may impact prospective and current students.
Fall 2013 Kickoff
Welcome Weekend runs Aug. 24-26
Welcome Weekend is Saturday, Aug. 24 through Monday, Aug. 26. The full schedule, including offices that will be open on Saturday and Sunday, is available online.
New students now have access to a Blackboard resource site with campus information, so please refer them to the "Class of 2017 Notes" for questions.
Residence Halls open Saturday, Aug. 24
Residence halls will open Saturday, Aug. 24, at 8 a.m. Housing is not guaranteed.
Fall 2013 Checklist for Students
Refer students to an online checklist to help them begin the new semester.
Consolidated dates and deadlines calendar
A newly consolidated list of all important dates and deadlines for Fall 2013 is now available.
Admissions & Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid
Financial aid advisors will take student walk-ins starting Monday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Twamley 216. Starting Monday, Sept. 16, students should make an appointment.
Students must be enrolled in all classes by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 (last day to add/drop a class) to count for federal financial aid. Any classes added after Sept. 4 will not be eligible for financial aid. Financial aid refunds will begin processing on Monday, Sept. 9.
Refer Federal Direct Loan Program for the 2013-14 interest rates.
New virtual One-Stop Student Services site
Student Financial Aid, the Registrar's Office, and Student Account Services have created a new virtual one-stop student services site for frequently asked questions.
Campus visit changes
Campus visits for prospective undergraduate students are offered Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. During the visit, prospective students will meet with academic departments at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (new time). Saturday visits for specific academic programs are offered as follows:
Oct. 5 or Nov. 2, 2013
Feb. 22 or Apr. 5, 2014
Jan. 25, 2014
Education, Art & Science Days
Sept. 14, 2013 or Apr. 12, 2014
Engineering & Geology Days
Nov. 16, 2013 or Mar. 8, 2014
Medical, Nursing & Law Days
Nov. 23, 2013 or Apr. 26, 2014
Undeclared Students Days
Sept. 28, 2013 or Feb. 1, 2014
Dean of Students Office
AISS Student Success Retention Program
At the beginning of every semester, students participating in the AISS Student Success Retention Program are required to meet with each of their instructors (or graduate assistants) at least once to discuss and document their progress in a log. Students may also be required to participate in the retention program in order to maintain their scholarships. Please contact American Indian Student Services (AISS) at 7.4291 with any questions about the retention program and its requirements.
New Multicultural Student Orientation
The first-ever Orientation for multicultural students will be held Monday, Aug. 26 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center. It includes presentations from campus departments as well as a "Meet & Greet" with representatives from the Asian Cultural Association, the Organization of Latino Americans, and the Black Student Association. Please encourage students of color to participate. Attendees receive a ticket to the first UND football game! Contact Multicultural Student Services at 7.4259 with questions.
Reorganization of New Student & Parent Programs
New Student & Parent Programs has joined the Student Involvement & Leadership Office on the main level of the Memorial Union. Kristi Okerlund serves as the primary contact for questions regarding Summer Orientation, Welcome Weekend, Family Weekend, and Student Ambassadors. Contact Kristi at 7.6468 or kristi.okerlund@UND.edu for information about these programs.
Health & Wellness
First-year students must complete Online Alcohol Education by Sept. 19
All first-year students must complete the Online Alcohol Education by Thursday, Sept. 19. Students who do not complete the program by Sept. 19 will have an academic hold placed on their accounts.
UND Cares Website
The UND Cares site is up and running! Students, faculty, staff, and parents may visit to find resources, tips, and tools for helping students in distress.
Virtual Health Information Stations
A new Virtual Health Information Station provides credible information to help students make healthy decisions. The virtual station is available through iPads in the Health & Wellness Hub and University Counseling Center or at UND.edu/hwhub.
MyStudentBody is a new online education tool designed to increase understanding of alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence and their impact on academic success. To access, go to MyStudentBody.com and enter your UND email address and "flame" as the school code.
New check-in kiosks at Student Health Services
For student convenience, registration check-in kiosks are now available at Student Health Services. Using the new kiosks, students will swipe their student ID cards, review their contact and insurance information, and fill out paperwork prior to their scheduled appointments.
Changes for BCBS of ND
Students covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota will have plan changes starting Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Watch for new information as it becomes available.
Wellness Center goes green
Financial Wellness Program
The Financial Wellness Program is available to all UND students. Located on the 4th floor in McCannel Hall, the program provides tools and resources to help students take charge of their finances. Students may request consultation appointments online.
Living & Learning Communities expand
Both the Aviation and the Engineering Living & Learning Communities have expanded for Fall 2013 to accommodate increasing demand. Compared to last year, the Aviation community increased 50% and the Engineering community grew by 30%. The Aviation community in Noren Hall is designed for first-year students only. Located in McVey Hall, the Engineering community includes returning residents.
New Internet provider in the UND Apartments
The UND Apartments received upgraded Internet service through Midcontinent Communications. With the upgrade, residents can now choose to contract directly with Midcontinent for premium services such as movie packages, DVR, or faster Internet packages.
Network connectivity upgraded in 6 residence halls
In Walsh Hall, the wired and wireless networks were replaced and in the Wilkerson Halls (Selke, Noren, McVey, Brannon, and West) new wireless access points were installed. These improvements give students better quality of Internet service to access the campus network.
Student Academic Services
New student advisement & registrationFirst-Year Students
First-year students who did not attend summer Orientation and are not enrolled in fall courses were invited to attend a final Orientation session on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 22-23. They will not be able to enroll in fall courses until they complete this Orientation session. SESSION IS FULL.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, refer any first-year students who do not attend the final Orientation session to the Student Success Center for individual advisement and registration.Transfer Students
New transfer students were invited to the Transfer Orientation program held on Wednesday, Aug. 21. If they're unable to attend, they should contact their academic advisor ASAP for fall course registration. Transfer students should also complete the newly enhanced online orientation.
Student Success Center walk-in hours
To assist new first-year and undeclared transfer students, the Student Success Center (SSC) will hold walk-in hours from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 4 (the last day to add).
New declared transfer students should seek assistance through their major department and/or advisor.
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, the SSC will resume assisting all undeclared students by appointment.
All students, faculty, and staff may contact The Link for assistance at:
777.3000 or 1.800.CALL.UND
Or chat online 7 days a week: http://thelink.UND.edu
Note: Information subject to change.