“The spirits of the air live in the smells
Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.”
--To Autumn by W. Blake
The weather is turning and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Thanksgiving Break officially begins with your student's last class on Tuesday, November 24, and goes through Sunday, November 30. Residents not going home for this holiday may stay in their campus housing; however, there is no food service after lunch on Tuesday until dinner on Sunday.
Registration for spring classes began on Monday, November 9, and housing registration for the spring also began on November 9. Your Crusader has received emails pertaining to both of these registration processes. All student accounts must be current to register. A current student account is one that is paid in full or only has the November 2015 payment outstanding on the payment plan. Spring 2016 statements will be uploaded to Cashnet and mailed out during the first weeks of December. Spring Rome student payment arrangements are due December 16, and all other undergraduates have a payment arrangement due date of January 6, 2016.
Hopefully your student was able to report successful progress after midterms. If your student seems to be struggling, you may recommend that he or she visit the Academic Success Office, meet with the professor or seek tutoring.
The end of the semester is fast approaching, which means finals are just around the corner. You can order a care package through Student Foundations to help you student make it through final exams. For information on ordering a Final Exam Gift Package, please contact Charlie Archer or the Student Activities and Leadership Center.
Also during this time of year, the senior class is attempting to pull together funds to give a senior gift as part of their legacy. If you are willing and able to help, please contact Joe Dougherty. Any and all assistance is appreciated.
The UD Ministry Conference was a grand blessing for all. If you would like to keep the conference going long past the weekend, you can order the recordings through St. Joseph Communications. You can also give feedback on how the conference went. It is always appreciated and can be done through this link. Mark your calendars for next year, it will take place September 29-October 1, 2016.
October Odyssey Days was a huge success! Despite the rainy weather, over 80 high school seniors and their families visited, sat in on classes, toured campus and met with faculty and students. Because Odyssey Days 's the best way for students to experience life as a UD student, we are hosting a second Odyssey Days November 20-21. Register online at here. If you know of any high school seniors who may be interested in a top-ranked Catholic liberal arts education, let them know about UD's Odyssey Days!
If you're not a senior or are unable to make Odyssey Days, we encourage ALL high school students to check out UD by scheduling a personalized visit to campus.
If you know any students applying to the University of Dallas, they qualify for an application fee waiver through you, since you are a parent of a current. The online form can be completed by either party. Feel free to contact the Office of Admission with questions at 972-721-5266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The season of giving is just around the corner and through a new partnership which Amazon offers to libraries in the United States, a portion of any purchase—books, music, apparel, electronics, etc.—made from the online retail giant through this link will go to the university's library. "All you have to do is click the link and then make your purchase," said Cherie Hohertz, access services librarian. "That's all there is to it.” The library will receive between 1-3% cash back of all purchases, depending on the items purchased. “It certainly doesn't sound like much, but it will add up!” said Cherie. “We're already seeing results!” Please feel free to share the link with others.
Lastly, the College of Business hall, the home-to-be of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, is well underway. For an update on its progress, click here.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for you.
All the best to you and your family,