May 9, 2016

Summer I

The summer I session starts today at 8 a.m. Students have until the end of the day Friday to add or drop a summer I course. The official census count will be taken at the end of the day on Monday, May 16. Please make every effort to ensure that all students attending summer I courses are registered in Banner so they can accurately reflected in our census counts.

Summer I waitlist

Waitlist notification will be turned off Thursday morning for the summer I session. Any student remaining on a waitlist will be removed Friday afternoon. If you would like to print a list of students waitlisted in a section prior to Friday, you can do so in Banner on the SFAWLPR form.

Preferred name

Phase II of the Preferred Name project was rolled out last week.  Student preferred first names now appear in Elearning (D2L) and in most faculty self-service applications including the Academic Concern Form, Incomplete Grade Form, Midterm Grade Worksheet, Final Grade Worksheet and the Change of Grade Form.   In addition, instructor Class Lists have been modified to display the preferred name only, instead of listing the legal name with the preferred name in parenthesis.

Since implementing the preferred name policy for students in August, over 3,500 students have established a preferred first name. Additional information on Preferred Name can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.

Degree works

Last Tuesday, when spring grades posted, we hit a new Degree Works record.  Over 1,500 students accessed Degree Works on that day.  According to one student, “seeing all those new green check marks is very motivational”.

Faculty/staff room reservation requests

An online form has been implemented for faculty and staff to use when requesting space outside of academic classes (for example, in the event an instructor needs a room for a study session, class presentation, tutoring etc.).  The form can be found online at

Don’t forget about the email address. This address was created to ensure room scheduling inquiries are responded to in a timely manner.   Since most room requests are time sensitive, this email is address is monitored throughout the day by multiple individuals.

Fun facts!

This spring fewer undergraduate students were dismissed than in past years.  317 undergraduate students were dismissed, a 16% decrease from Spring 2015 semester.  This is lowest number of spring dismissals since the Registrar's Office started tracking the data in 2004.

Upcoming dates


  • May 9—Classes begin at 8 a.m.
  • May 9—Tuition and fees due
  • May 13—Last day to drop and add classes; last day to receive 100% refund
  • May 16—Census
  • May 17—$100 late add fee begins; Begin recording withdraws as "w" on transcript
  • May 20—Last day to receive 50% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • June 3—Last day to receive 25% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • June 6—Last day to withdraw from classes
  • June 25—Commencement
  • June 29—Term ends
  • July 5—Final grades due by noon