IMPORTANT DATES – WINTER 2017

The last day of winter session classes is Friday, February 3. Final examinations will be offered on Saturday, February 4. Check your course syllabus for more detailed information about time and location.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, February 6. All UST advisors will be seeing students on a walk-in basis only during the week of February 6 – 10. Due to the high volume of students we see during this free drop/add period, you will be restricted to a 15 minute session. Regular appointments will be available beginning the second week of classes. All appointments must be made using the online scheduler in UDSIS.

MAJOR EXPLORATION

If you are having difficulty deciding on a major, complete the online workshop, Choosing and Declaring Your Major now and consider registering for UNIV117: Exploring Your Academic Path in the Spring ’17 semester. This one-credit, pass-fail course provides students with information and structured activities that guide you through the process of exploring majors and related career paths.  

Students will take the Strong Interest Inventory, meet representatives from the Career Services Center, learn how to utilize relevant websites (including Major Resource Kits and O*Net), and have an opportunity to develop a basic resume.

 

Student Spotlight

Georgette E. Class-Peters is a first-year undeclared student who decided to attend UD because it is close to her family and offers degrees that will make her competitive in the job market.

 

When Georgette entered college, she felt sure she would major in criminal justice, but she now intends to declare a public policy major because it encompasses all of the topics she finds interesting and will serve as good preparation for law school.

 

Georgette’s advice for incoming freshman is to find a mentor with whom you can talk about the transition from high school to college. She thinks it is important to ask for help when you need it and to find someone who will guide you in the right direction.

Student-to-Student Advice

“Talk to your advisor, your teachers, the people who drive the bus or work at the library. Just strike up a conversation when you get the chance. There are so many interesting people here.”  Sophomore Undeclared student

“Keep track of everything! It doesn’t matter what system you use – an agenda book or your phone or whatever. But have a system. There’s a lot of dates you need to know in college, like exams and deadlines.” Sophomore Sociology major

“Even if you came to college with a set idea of what you want to major in and what career you’re going to have, be open to suggestions and other people’s ideas. Don’t close off any possibilities. You might miss a great opportunity.” Junior Communications major