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As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns....we are here for you!
The spring semester is in full swing, and I hope your student is adjusting to a new semester at UD. The weather has been quite nice, allowing students to hang out with friends on the Mall and at the Party in the Park celebrating 50 years of Groundhog. Hopefully, they are finding time to study and to visit the Academic Success Office if necessary. For many students this semester is a new beginning....whether your student is new to UD or is a continuing student, classes are new and hopefully everyone is off to a great start.
Encourage your student to get out and get involved. Checking out the Student Activities calendar, looking at the banners and fliers around campus, visiting OrgSync and attending the Activities Fair to be held on February 26-March 1 will give students many ideas for ways to get involved. Part of the educational process involves what students learn outside the classroom. UD has a lot to offer, and getting involved is also a great resume builder! Employers like to see that students were involved on campus.
Speaking of employers - Career Services Week will be taking place next week, February 18-22. Encourage your student to attend and talk with employers about internships and part-time or full-time jobs.
Midterm exams take place the week of March 4-8. Students should remember to visit the writing lab, get tutoring when needed and speak to professors when help is needed. Click here for a list of the resources and tutoring sessions available. Residence halls will close at 10am on March 9 for Spring Break. Please take a look at the Spring Break Hall Closing Reminder that students will receive in early March.
Assistant Director of Student and Parent Services
Campus Ministry - Crusader Awakening #5
Campus Ministry's big spring retreat is almost upon us. Our Crusader Awakening #5 will take place on Palm Sunday weekend March 22 -24. The theme is taken from Jeremiah 18:6, "like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hands." This retreat's purpose is to awaken in our students a renewed understanding of God's love for them and a desire to live out their Catholic Christian lives ever more deeply and with an evangelical courage. Our first Awakening retreat brought out 50 students. Last year's retreat with student retreatants and leaders totaled 125!!! This is an amazing retreat that impacts the spirituality on campus and keeps us refreshed and renewed throughout the Easter season. Please encourage your student to attend. They will not regret the time spent, and we would love to become their brothers and sisters in Christ.
On February 5, a Prospective Romers meeting was held for students interested in attending Rome this Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Read more...
Rome for Parents
Your UD student has had a chance to study in Rome, now it is your turn! Read more...
Countdown to Commencement
If your student is a graduating senior, he/she will need to start thinking about preparations for Commencement. With coursework and extracurricular activities keeping them busy, May 19 will sneak up on them in a hurry.
Your student will need to be measured for a cap and gown on March 5 or 6 (no additional cost). Graduation announcements can be ordered online at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation.
Students will also need to check with the Registrar's Office to make sure they are on the graduation list and complete Exit Counseling if they have borrowed federal loans.
Additional information can be found by contacting the offices below:
Commencement - May 19, 9am - Registrar's Office 972.721.5221
Baccalaureate Mass - May 18, 6pm - Campus Ministry 972.721.5375
Reception following Mass - Advancement firstname.lastname@example.org
JAMP Acceptances With Dr. Frank Doe's (pictured right) support and direction, three sophomore students were recently invited into the prestigious Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP). Read more...
UD Counselor Mike Brock writes about the importance of touch in our lives. Read more....and then reach out and touch someone today.