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What's New Overview for Fall 2014
Division of Student Affairs eNewsletter
As we get ready to kick off another semester 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.
Thank you for the important work you do in serving our students. I wish you much success in the upcoming year.
-Lori Reesor, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
Fall 2014 Kickoff
The Welcome Weekend schedule is online.
Please note new events in the schedule:
- The Student Organization Fair is planned for Sunday, August 24 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (behind the Memorial Union).
- The Campus & Community Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (in front of the Memorial Union).
- The Student Organization Fair is only for student organizations. The Campus & Community Expo is for campus departments, local businesses and non-profit organizations.
For more information, please contact Kristi Okerlund at kristi.okerlund@UND.edu or 701.777.6468.
Residence Halls open Saturday, Aug. 23
Residence halls will open Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 a.m. Learn more.
Consolidated dates and deadlines calendar
View a consolidated list of all important dates and deadlines for Fall 2014.
Admissions Updates from Sol Jensen
New Priority Admission Deadlines
Beginning for the Fall 2015 entry term, UND will implement priority admission deadlines for incoming freshmen and transfer students:
- Freshmen: March 1, which coincides with UND's scholarship and Honors Program application deadlines.
- Transfer Students: April 15, which coincides with the Transfer Student Scholarship deadline.
Currently, the majority of new students are admitted before these deadlines. Students still can and will be encouraged to apply and be admitted after the priority deadline (space permitting).
Saturday Campus Visits
Saturday campus visits for prospective students interested in specific academic programs are offered as follows. New this year, Admissions will offer a Saturday visit day geared toward transfer students.
Oct. 4 or Nov. 8, 2014 or Feb. 21 or April 11, 2015
Sept. 27, 2014 or Feb. 28, 2015
Education, Art & Science Days
Oct. 25, 2014 or Mar. 28, 2015
Engineering & Geology Days
Nov. 15, 2014 or Mar. 7, 2015
Medical, Nursing & Law Days
Nov. 1, 2014 or April 25, 2015
Transfer Student Day (NEW)
April 18, 2015
Undeclared Students Days
Nov. 22, 2014 or Feb. 7, 2015
Refer to UND Saturday Visit Days for more information.
Dean of Students, Memorial Union, Housing & Dining Updates from Cara Halgren
In an effort to better serve students, the Dean of Students Office and Disability Services for Students have traded office spaces. The Dean of Students Office is now located in McCannel Hall, Room 190 and Disability Services for Students is located in McCannel Hall, Room 180. Mailing addresses for the two offices will not change. Please stop by and visit us in our new locations!
Think About It: Online Training Program
This year, the Dean of Students Office and the Health & Wellness HUB launched Think About It, a new online education program for all incoming first-year and undergraduate transfer students. Think About It is a Title IX and Campus SaVE Act that combines sexual assault and substance abuse prevention into a comprehensive online training program. Students who do not complete the program by their respective deadlines will have holds placed on their campus connection accounts, preventing them from enrolling or dropping courses.
Direct questions to Amber Flynn, Coordinator for Sexual Respect & Violence Prevention, at 701.777.2664 or amber.flynn@UND.edu.
Memorial Union Updates
- Once the remodel is finished in the lower level of the Memorial Union, gaming equipment will be available and may be checked out at the INFO Center at no charge.
- The INFO Center now has Twitter: another avenue on campus to find out about events in the Memorial Union and across campus! It's also a great way to get answers to any campus questions. Tweet us @UND_INFOcenter.
- The Memorial Union now has Lock N' Charge stations for use with mobile devices (laptops, iPods, iPads, cell phones, etc.). The stations are towers that each have 15 compartments to plug in and charge devices (users must supply a charging chord). Personal codes are used to lock in and later retrieve equipment.
Wilkerson Hall Renovation
The Wilkerson Hall Renovation is underway. Here are updates regarding dining and housing services that operate in the building:
- The dining center is open during the renovation. Meals will be served Monday – Friday only. Weekend dining, extended lunch and dinner will now be served at Squires Dining Center.
- The To Go Café and the convenience store are closed during the renovation. Students should use the To Go Café at Squires Dining Center. Expanded convenience store items will be available at Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop at University Place.
- The service center has been relocated to West Residence Hall. Students who live in the Wilkerson complex can find their mailboxes in West, along with package pick-up and other services.
- Tunnel access from Wilkerson Hall to Brannon, McVey, Noren, Selke and West Halls will remain open throughout the winter.
- ResNet computer support has been relocated to Johnstone Hall, Room 1.
New Block Meal Plans
New block meal plans are available to students who commute or live in UND or campus apartments. The new block plans offer more flexibility for students, since meals can be used at any time during the semester. Meals come in blocks of 50, 85, 105, 145 and 155 (most plans include dining dollars). For complete details or to sign up online, visit dining.UND.edu. Students can also stop at any dining center check stand to eat immediately.
Health & Wellness Updates from Laurie Betting
Re-location of Health & Wellness Hub
The Health & Wellness Hub will be moving from the first floor in the Memorial Union to the lower level of McCannel. Please inform and encourage students to visit the Hub for all their health and wellness related questions. They can check out the self-care station, pick up a cold care kit and connect with services to ensure they stay healthy. Students, staff and faculty can request presentations or programs to come to a student organization, group or class.
Virtual House Party
Please encourage students to attend the "Virtual House Party," a simulated party experience designed to help students understand the risks and consequences of high risk alcohol use. The event will be held September 16-18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (known as the "Pike House") at 2622 University Avenue. The event is sponsored by the Health & Wellness Hub and the Fraternity & Sorority Community at UND, with support from the University Police Department.
New Software at the Wellness Center
The Wellness Center has a new software system for checking in students. Equipment and towel checkout now just takes a swipe of your card! A new member portal will keep signing up online easy and secure. Check out the new system, layout and equipment, including medicine balls, more kettlebells, and other new pieces arriving soon, including new treadmills – some with interactive touchscreens! Patience during our new software updates will be much appreciated.
Area Business Discounts to UND Students
UND Financial Wellness offers discounts around the Grand Forks area to UND students. Discounts are available by showing a valid UND Student ID.
Parking Changes for Student Health Services
The parking spaces west of the parking ramp, previously designated for Student Health patients, are now designated for service vehicles. UND students who have Student Health appointments should use the Parking Ramp. Please refer students to Student Health Services for additional parking information.
United HealthCare (UHC)
Students have the option of subscribing to United HealthCare Student Resources (UHC-SR) endorsed by NDUS. Refer to the NDUS Student Health Insurance Policy for additional information about United HealthCare.
Note: Open enrollment for UHC has been extended to September 15, 2014.
Electronic Health Records
In conjunction with our electronic health records, SHS offers myhealth.UND.edu, an online student portal which allows patients to receive secure notification of test results, reminders for follow-up appointments and specific health advice from their providers.
One-Stop, New Student Advisement & Career Services Updates from Lisa Burger
One-Stop Student Services
One-Stop Student Services has continued to make progress throughout the summer and is tentatively planned to open in October. Renovations are underway on the first floor of the Memorial Union, directly west of the U Snack C-Store.
Upon completion, One-Stop will begin utilizing Starfish – a program that will track student progress and assessment, create early warnings and communicate student needs to multiple offices and individuals. The service will offer answers and solutions to students' most common questions regarding financial aid, registration, student accounts and parking all at one convenient location.
If you have any questions, please contact Josh Lindenberg at 701.777.5930.
New Student Advisement & Registration
Freshmen: Any freshman who has not attended Orientation, and therefore is not enrolled in his / her fall courses, is invited to attend a final Orientation session to be held Friday, August 22. No new freshmen will be matriculated between July 18 and August 21, and therefore will not be able to enroll in fall courses until they attend Orientation on August 22.
If you're working with a new freshman for the fall semester, please refer him or her to the Orientation website for program details and to make a reservation for the program on August 22. In addition, no new freshmen will be matriculated over Welcome Weekend. Therefore, students who do not attend the August 22 Orientation session, and are still in need of fall advisement and registration, can be referred to the Student Success Center beginning Monday, August 25, and will be matriculated on an individual basis.
Transfer Students: All new transfer students that still need advisement and registration for fall courses should contact their academic department advisors as soon as possible for fall course advisement. They are also asked to complete the online orientation for transfer students. The transfer orientation, along with other registration information, can be found online.
Student Success Center Walk-in Hours
The Student Success Center will be holding walk-in hours 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. beginning Monday, August 25, through Wednesday, September 3 (the last day to add).
These walk-ins are for any new freshman students or undeclared transfer students who need assistance with their fall schedules. Newly declared transfer students should seek assistance through their major departments and/or advisors.
Beginning Thursday, September 4, the Student Success Center will resume assisting all undeclared students by appointment.
Career Services Updates
- Encourage students to come to Career Services for "Walk-In Wednesdays." Students can stop by Career Services and receive assistance without appointments.
- This fall, Career Services is hosting several Mini-Job Fairs for students seeking part-time employment off campus. Many students will receive offers on the spot!
- This spring, Career Services will offer a Virtual Career Fair for healthcare majors. Through this opportunity, clinical and practicum students, both on and off campus, may take advantage of networking and career opportunities.
For assistance, contact:
777.3000 or 1.800.CALL.UND
Or chat online 7 days a week.
Note: Information subject to change.