Welcome back, Trumbullians! Hope you had a relaxing and fun summer and are excited to return to campus and start a new academic year! I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you this year. In the meantime, here are a few reminders to keep in mind in the next couple of weeks.
TC Dean’s Office
Visit or call my office to make an appointment at (203) 432-0722. I will be in the office every day for the next couple of weeks.
Preliminary Online Course Schedules due by Tuesday, August 30
In both fall and spring terms, students in all classes must create a preliminary course schedule in Online Course Selection (OCS) by 11:59 p.m. on the day before classes begin. Students who fail to submit a preliminary schedule by the deadline will be charged a fine of $50. You must create a preliminary worksheet in OCS with 4-5 courses you are strongly considering for the term. Students are expected to edit their online course schedules regularly during the course selection period, retaining courses they are actively considering and removing courses in which they do not plan to enroll.
Course Schedule Deadlines:
Class of 2020 Monday, September 12, 5:00 pm
Class of 2019 Tuesday, September 13, 5:00 pm
Class of 2018 Tuesday, September 13, 5:00 pm
Class of 2017 Wednesday, September 14, 5:00 pm
Schedules are handed in to Leah Jehan in the TC Dean’s Office.
The deadline is strictly enforced. A late schedule incurs a fine of $50 and a late schedule cannot elect any courses CR/D/Fail (Clerical error on schedule is $50)
A schedule of 3.0 or 3.5 course credits and a schedule of 6.0 or 6.5 course credits needs my permission before the schedule is handed in. Schedule an appointment to see me (see above).
On-line Course Selection: www.yale.edu/sis
1. Use the worksheet capabilities to search courses to shop during shopping period.
2. After you have settled on the courses you will take, print your final schedule.
3. Take the final schedule to your adviser for the signature. Sign the schedule.
4. Hand in your signed schedule to the TC Dean's Office by the deadline for your class
(see deadlines above and in the Blue Book)
I remind you that (1) the program does not check for conflicts in class meeting times (that is the student’s responsibility – see “overlapping meeting times” above) and that (2) once you print your final schedule, you cannot reenter the program to make changes and print a different final schedule. Including or removing a course (after meeting with your adviser, for instance) must be hand written on the printed final schedule itself (in the Include and Remove Sections), and each change must be initialed by your adviser or me before the deadline for handing in your schedule.
Overlapping Class Meeting Times: Class meeting times may not overlap by more than 15 minutes once a week. Required are a conversation with me before the Course Enrollment deadline, compelling academic reasons for the overlap, and with my assistance, a petition to the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing.
A schedule with a course in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (and also not listed in the Blue Book) or a professional school requires an additional form, which is available in the TC Dean’s Office. Hand in the completed form with the syllabus attached by the deadline for your course schedule. [Note: SOM courses cannot be added to your schedule through OCS; they must be written by hand in the “include” section on your schedule. The form for those SOM courses must be handed in to my office in the first week of shopping period, well before the deadline for your course schedule, because SOM determines its class enrollments well before your schedule is due.]
Courses at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and at a professional school cannot elect the CR/D/Fail option.
Credit for these courses on your transcript: When you put a Graduate or Professional School course on your schedule, zero (0) course credits are recorded for the course until you hand in to my office the form for graduate school courses (syllabus attached) and the Registrar’s Office determines the course credits for that course after that. Some courses earn 1 course credit in Yale College and some earn 0.5 course credits (most commonly in SOM and EPH).
Independent Studies (Directed Reading, Directed Research, etc. as listed by most departments). There are limits on the number that a student can enroll in during a given year and over four years. Enrolling in an independent study requires the additional permission of a Director of Undergraduate Studies.
A list of Sc courses without prerequisites may be found at http://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/academics/faculty-resources/science-....
A list of QR courses without prerequisites may be found at http://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/academics/courses/qr-courses/qr-cour....
Degree Audit: Yale Degree Audit (YDA) is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. YDA is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). YDA displays the Yale College degree requirements that you have already completed and those that are still pending. A “Look Ahead” feature shows you how future course enrollment might apply toward your degree. Yale Degree Audit does not take the place of face-to-face advising, although you may wish to share your audit with your adviser. Instead, it provides an easy-to-read summary of requirements, allowing you and your adviser to spend more time discussing course selection and academic goals. Do not rely solely on your degree audit when planning your courses; continue to use Yale’s standard systems for schedule planning, and employ YDA as an additional tool. More features will be added to YDA in the future, including the ability to track progress toward major requirements. If you have suggestions, general observations, or questions that are not answered by the FAQs, send them to email@example.com using the subject line “Degree Audit.” If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact your residential college dean.
UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES
August 31 Classes begin
September 2 Friday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead
September 5 Labor Day; classes do not meet
September 14 Deadline to apply for a fall term Leave of Absence. See me if you are thinking about requesting a leave of absence for this fall term.
September 23 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on your transcript
Freshman Adviser Meeting is on Monday, August 29 at 2:00 pm
Meet with your Freshman Adviser in the Trumbull College Dining Hall
Freshman Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the freshman year (after two terms of enrollment) the student’s record must record enrollment in at least one course credit in two of the three skills categories (WR, QR, and foreign language). For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
Sophomore Registration is on Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00 am in the TC Dining Hall
You must hand in your Sophomore Adviser form if you have not done so. I cannot approve your schedule until you hand in the form, due no later than the day your schedule is due. If you need suggestions for potential advisers, I am available. The form is available at the sophomore web site (www.yale.edu/yalecollege/sophomore) at the Advising tab and from my office.
Sophomore Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the sophomore year (after four terms of enrollment) the student’s record must record enrollment in at least one course credit in each disciplinary area (Hu, Sc, and So) and at least one course credit in each skills category (WR, QR, and foreign language). For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
Sophomore web site; www.yale.edu/yalecollege/sophomore. Among other information and advice for sophomores, listed on the site are seminars for sophomores and departmental information meetings, which are updated during the term. As for other information about majors, at the web site you can search alumni by their major in Yale College and learn what they do now. Also, at www.yale.edu/facebook you can search other undergraduates by major and even by major in your own college.
Junior Registration is on Tuesday, August 30 at 9:45 am in the TC Dining Hall
Junior Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the junior year (after 6 terms of enrollment) a student’s record must show successful completion of all skills requirements: two course credits in QR, two course credits in WR, and foreign language). A course completed CR cannot count toward a distribution requirement. For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
Senior Registration is on Tuesday, August 30 at 10:30 am in the TC Dining Hall
Distributional Requirement for the degree: Successful completion of two course credits each in WR, QR, Hu, So, and Sc and completion of the foreign language requirement. A course completed CR cannot count toward a distribution requirement. For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
Senior Fall Term Completion: All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition September 14. See Special Arrangements.
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Submit your photos to the 2017 CIPE Calendar Contest!
Since 2007, Yale undergraduates have submitted stunning photography captured during their CIPE experiences, both domestically and abroad, to create the annual CIPE calendar. This year, students can submit up to two photos from their experiences! All current Yale undergraduates who have studied, worked, interned or won a fellowship competition during the 2015-16 academic year and summer 2016 are encouraged to enter. Submit your photos today! (Contest ends September 30th)
Attention Freshmen: Visit CIPE at the Academic Fair: Tuesday, August 30th from 2:00-3:30 pm!
Stop by WLH 002 to chat with representatives from Study Abroad, Fellowship Programs, and Yale Summer Session, and LC 318 to meet with advisers from the Office of Career Strategy and Health Professions Advising Program!
YALE SUMMER SESSION
It’s never too early to think about summer! Check out the Yale Summer Session website for details about what you can do with us during the summer months!
• Yale courses for Yale credit
• Online courses
• Study in New Haven or abroad with the Global Summer Program
Please contact us if you have any questions!
Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad
Sign up for the Yale Study Abroad Newsletter to receive updates twice a month about upcoming application deadlines, information sessions by region or program, social events, and more!
OFFICE OF CAREER STRATEGY
Walk-in Advising Beginning Monday, August 29
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122
All sessions are 15 minutes long and are available on a first come, first served basis when classes are in session. For more information visit the Office of Career Strategy website.
OCS Industry Networking Events
Attend these events to learn more about career paths, opportunities available to you and to connect directly with employers across an array of industry sectors:
Sept. 6, 5 pm – 7 pm, Advertising, Management and Marketing, Schwarzman Center/Woolsey Hall
Sept. 7, 5 pm – 7 pm, Healthcare Consulting, Schwarzman Center/Woolsey Hall
Sept. 8, 5 pm – 7 pm, Boutique Consulting, Schwarzman Center/Woolsey Hall
Sept. 9, 1 pm – 3 pm, Boutique Finance, Schwarzman Center/Woolsey Hall
Sept. 16, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Government, Sterling Memorial Library
Sept. 23, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Education, Sterling Memorial Library
Sept. 26, 6 pm – 8 pm, Software Engineering, CEID
Sept. 27, 6 pm – 8 pm, Mech./Chem./Environmental/Electrical Engineering, CEID
Sept. 30, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Non-Profit, Sterling Memorial Library
Oct. 5, 2 pm – 4 pm, Law and Legal Services, Sterling Memorial Library
Oct. 7, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Biotech, Sterling Memorial Library
Oct. 14, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Start Up & Entrepreneurialism, Sterling Mem. Library
Additional details, including the list of attendees, can be found in the ‘Events/Workshops’ section of Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity.
On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Walk-In Advising
Meet with an advisor for questions related to the OCR program at the Office of Career Strategy:
Tuesdays: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Wednesdays: 12:00 pm –2:00 pm, Thursdays: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.
Got a great idea for a research project? Want to fund your travel overseas next summer? Visit the CIPE’s Fellowship Programs online, learn how to schedule an appointment with an advisor, and sign up for your class year’s newsletter to receive key messages, application information, and deadlines directly from the fellowships team.
The Virtual Goodie bag is live through September 19 at http://goveb.co/eb/11615a!
Introductory English Seminars:
Online pre-registration for fall-semester introductory courses in English will be available beginning at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 24, and will remain open until 5:00 pm on Monday, August 29. Please visit the English Department website for detailed section information and preregistration instructions.
Yale Peabody Museum Student Open House
Thursday, September 1 from 5 to 8 pm
170 Whitney Ave
This month for our First Thursday late opening, the Yale Peabody Museum extends a special welcome to Yale students! Stop by the Yale student welcome table in the Great Hall for a cookie and a special prize drawing, and find out about opportunities for students at the Peabody, including research, volunteerism and paid employment. While you’re in the Museum, check out some of the exhibitions including our latest, Treasures of the Peabody: 150 Years of Exploration and Discovery. Pokemon-Go Alert – the Peabody has three pokestops and a gym! If you’re so inclined, you can join the public for a battle at the Torosaurus Gym at 5:30 pm, followed by a special 30-minute tour with The Professor, where you’ll see some of the creatures that may have inspired your favorite pokemon.