- Whats New
The What's New Overview
As we get ready to kick off the 2013 Spring Semester at the University of North Dakota, the Division of Student Affairs wanted to provide faculty and staff with a brief overview of new resources and changes that have occurred since the beginning of the 2012 Fall Semester.
Spring 2013 Kickoff
New Student Orientation on Jan. 7
New Student Orientation for the Spring Semester will be held on Monday, January 7. New students will have opportunities to hear information from a variety of offices during the morning with time in the afternoon to take care of items such as advisement/registration, financial aid, visiting the bookstore, etc. Check in begins at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the Memorial Union.
Residence Halls open Sunday, Jan. 6
Residence halls will open Sunday, Jan. 6, at 12:00 p.m. Students arriving before January 6 must sign up in Campus Connection>Self Service>Apply Online.
Spring 2013 Checklist for Students
Refer students to an online checklist to help them begin the new semester.
Spring 2013 Consolidated Calendar
A newly consolidated list of all important dates and deadlines for Spring 2013 is now available.
Dean of Students Office
New Presentation Available: Multicultural Students Today
Starting Spring 2013, you may request Multicultural Student Services to present "Multicultural Students Today: Evidenced-Based Insights and Observations," to students, faculty, and staff in order to learn more about the experiences of domestic students of color.
The presentation provides information about demographics, attitudes, and affinities of domestic students of color based on publicly available data collected within the Division of Student Affairs and the knowledge of Multicultural Center staff. The presentation is available online or in-person and can be adjusted to meet the needs of campus groups.
If you would like to request the presentation, wish to share your data regarding UND's domestic student of color populace, or if you have any questions, please contact Malika Carter at 7.4362.
Academic Intervention for Multicultural Students
Multicultural Students Services (MSS) will conduct its new Academic Intervention Process for Spring 2013. The process consists of a series of intervention activities, including MSS staff communicating with multicultural students who have received deficiencies via email and/or phone.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Malika Carter at 7.4362.
Admissions & Financial Aid
Assistant Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid
Sol Jensen has accepted the position of Assistant Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid and will begin his new responsibilities on January 9. Sol comes to UND from Washington State University, where he served as the Executive Director of Enrollment Services. He brings great experience in the areas of recruitment and enrollment management. His office is located in the Gorecki Alumni Center (phone: 7.3885; email: sol.jensen@UND.edu). Stop by to welcome Sol to campus!
New Website for Admissions
Effective July 1, Enrollment Services, Admissions, and The Link merged to form the UND Office of Admissions, and all staff moved to the Gorecki Alumni Center on October 8. With the merger, the former Enrollment Services website was redesigned to reflect the new UND Office of Admissions.
If you have references to UND Enrollment Services on your department websites or printed materials for prospective students, please change the office name to UND Office of Admissions and change website links to: http://UND.edu/admissions/undergraduate. The short, marketing URL of go.UND.edu will continue to be used.
All phone calls should be directed to 777.3000 or 1.800.CALL.UND. The email address of UND.enrollmentservices@UND.edu will no longer be used. Instead, please use the email address of UND.admissions@UND.edu.
New Admissions Representative
Megan Mawhir is a new Admissions representative working with prospective students. In partnership with Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, Megan holds office hours on the LRSC campus from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Tuesday during the academic year.
Health & Wellness
Financial Wellness Program
Beginning February 1, 2013, the Financial Wellness Program will be available to all UND students. Located on 4th floor in McCannel Hall, its mission is to provide concrete resources that students can use to make healthy financial decisions.
Through the Financial Wellness Program, students will receive the tools they need to take charge of their finances and to feel empowered by making decisions that can lead to lower stress and healthier financial living. Students may set up appointments with trained peer educators to discuss financial topics including: creation of a spending plan, credit scores, paying for college, saving, and many others. The website also will incorporate CashCourse –an online resource dedicated to issues of finance – which will enable self-guided learning for anyone who has financial questions.
UND Cares Website
The new UND Cares website will serve as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and parents by providing tips and tools on how to help students in distress. The site will be live in January.
Email Subscription Service to UND Wellness Center
The UND Wellness Center now offers an email subscription service so you can learn about programs and services of interest to you, such as Cookin' with the Kiddos, Family Fun Days, Group Exercise schedules, class cancellations, and Intramural registration dates and deadlines. Sign up today, get connected, and help save paper!
New 30-Minute Circuit Deck Available
Beginning the 2013 Spring Semester, the UND Wellness Center will open a new Circuit Deck space, which is designed as a 30-minute, quick circuit workout in a more private setting.
Housing "Recontracting" Period
Students currently living in the residence halls and/or University Place apartment-style housing have the opportunity to return to campus housing next year during the upcoming "recontracting" period. The process of selecting a current or new room begins February 17, 2013.
New "Educating for Change Award"
Residence Services has launched the new "Educating for Change Award," which focuses on the category of social justice. Award criteria are based on contributions to establish or engage in creative activity that reflects multicultural values and perspectives through a one-time event or ongoing effort to enhance diversity education for students or Residence Services staff. Eligibility is limited to Residence Services individuals, organizations, communities, or groups. The application deadline is April 3, 2013.
Academic Support Services
Burger Begins New Role
Lisa Burger will transition out of the interim role of overseeing Admissions & Financial Aid to assume her new position as Assistant Vice President overseeing the areas of Career Services, Disability Services for Students, Student Success Center, and TRIO. Effective January 9, she will move from the Gorecki Alumni Center to an office in the Student Success Center within the Memorial Union. Lisa can be reached at 7.4706.
Student Success Center
Carol Anson, Veteran & Military Advisor, is part of the Student Success Center, and she has moved office locations from Twamley to the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union.
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.