As we all look forward to resuming classes remotely on Monday, I wanted to take a moment to update you on some of our efforts to smooth the path forward over the coming weeks. In the past, we have scheduled Fall semester registration to begin shortly after students return from Spring Break and to be completed in a short window of time. This year, given that both students and faculty will be adjusting to learning and teaching remotely, we have decided to open Fall registration a bit later, and to extend the registration period as long as possible. Here is the new registration schedule:
- Graduating Students: Open April 20 at 9am, close April 22 at 4pm
- All other Seniors & Juniors: Open April 23 at 9am, close April 26 at 4pm
- Freshmen & Sophomores: Open April 27 at 9am, close April 29 at 4pm
- Opens up to all: April 30 at 9am, open until July 30
The goal of this revised schedule is to give all students plenty of time to consult with their faculty advisor and plan their Fall semester course schedule. Registration will still occur in the student portal, and staff and faculty liaisons and advisors will still be standing by to help you through the process. We will continue to communicate with you as we approach April 20th about the services and support you can rely on to navigate registration successfully.
So, instead of worrying about registration this weekend, I encourage you to read through some of the student resources we’ve collected on our website to help you get through these unprecedented times. These resources include a Remote Learning Student Guide, a Student Readiness Checklist, and some useful Student Wellness tips. Taking a moment now to brush up on your Canvas knowledge and prepare a remote learning plan will pay off in the days to come.
Even with the best resources and support, however, we recognize that switching to remote learning is a big change and a challenge for many. To allow students to focus on the successful completion of their coursework, Unity College is offering students the option to convert some or all of their Spring 2020 courses to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading. Stay tuned for more information about this option from the Registrar.
I know this is a challenging and uncertain time, but I could not be more excited about resuming classes and returning to the fulfilling work of teaching and learning alongside all of you. As always, please let us know if you have questions or concerns. We are here to support you and your success!
Vice President of Flagship