FoS Students’ Weekly E-Newsletter #7 (October 12, 2011)

In the news this week:

1. Open House
2. Apply to graduate by Dec 1
3. Work Your Degree
4. Dean’s Lists
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Important Dates for Fall 2011

Oct 3 December Exam schedule posted
Oct 7 Last day to change fall classes from audit to credit (and vice versa); last day to drop without a “W”
Oct 10 Canadian Thanksgiving Day – University closed
Oct 15-16 Fall Convocations

Nov 7 For X/Y classes, last day to drop without a “W”; and last day to change fro audit to credit (and vice versa) fall classes only; last day to drop with a “W”
Nov 10 Study Day – no classes (university open)
Nov 11 In lieu of Remembrance Day, university closed
Nov 14 Last day to apply for admission to winter term

Dec 1 Last day to apply to graduate in May 2012 using Dal Online
Dec 7 Classes end, fall term
Dec 9 Exam period begins
Dec TBA Summer School timetable available for viewing on Dal Online. Summer class registration begins TBA
Dec 19 Residences close at noon
Dec 24 University will be closed from noon on Dec 24 until Jan 3rd
Jan 4 Classes resume

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1. Dalhousie’s Annual Open House

Dalhousie’s annual Open House is being held this year on Friday, October 14, 2011.

Open House planning is well underway. In the weeks ahead, many of you – staff, faculty, students – will be invited to participate. I encourage you to get involved, to help showcase Dalhousie to potential students in a way that is compelling and welcoming.

As in previous years, we expect at least 1,000 visitors to campus. Again this year, students and parents will be asked to pre-register. Groups of prospective students will be hosted throughout the day by current Dalhousie students.

The success of Open House depends to a great extent on volunteer involvement. You might be organizing a presentation for visitors, preparing a display for EXPO or identifying students who can serve as hosts for our guests. Your contribution – no matter how big or small – is important to the success of the Open House and to Dalhousie’s ongoing recruitment efforts.

This year’s Open House committee is chaired by Keith Taylor. I encourage you to play an active role in creating a successful 2011 Open House, a day that has become one of our signature events in the fall season. For more information about the event, visit the Dal Open House website.

2. Apply to graduate by Dec. 1

Planning to graduate in May 2012? If so, please apply to graduate through Dal Online, at the bottom of the Web for Students menu. The application is due December 1.

If you need any degree audit adjustments, please email degreeaudit@dal.ca.

3. Work Your Degree!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011
9:00AM – 3:30PM
Student Union Building
University Avenue

Are you a recent grad who wants to find new ways to work your BA of BSc? About to graduate and not sure where to go next? Join fellow alums at Work Your Degree, a career skills workshop offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Career Services.

Learn how to highlight the skills and experiences you’ve gained during your undergraduate career to get you ahead on your career path. Participate in roundtables with young alumni who have been where you are. Find out surprising ways they’ve applied their undergraduate learning and experience to their careers, and learn tips to help you in your quest for the perfect career fit.

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for alumni. This includes lunch, snacks and all materials.

Any questions, please contact Dawna MacIvor, alumni officer for the Faculty of Science (dawna.macivor@dal.ca) or Krista Armstrong, alumni officer for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (krista.armstrong@dal.ca).

Register online

4. Dean’s Lists

The Deans’s List for Summer 2011 and Part-time 2010-11 can be found online.