In college, syllabi are important tools for professors to communicate their expectations to students. It is your responsibility as a student to carefully review the syllabus and ask your instructor questions if you do not understand something.
A syllabus is a document that outlines how a course is structured. A well-developed syllabus contains all of the information a student needs to understand what being a member of the class entails. This usually includes:
- Instructor’s policies on attendance and grading
- Course number and description
- Required textbooks and other materials
- Weekly schedule listing due dates for assignments and tests
- Instructor’s name, email address, office location, and office hours
Some instructors distribute a paper copy of the syllabus during the first week of class, while others email it to the class or post it on Sakai or Canvas. If you do not receive a syllabus, be sure to ask for one.
UST will provide extended walk-in hours from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, during the free drop/add period from August 29 to September 12.
Academic advisors are available to see students on a first-come, first-served basis at the Center for Academic Success at 148-150 South College Avenue.
When the semester begins, students have the option of completing a Course Permit form to submit requests for changes to their semester schedule that require department permission for changes that cannot otherwise be done through Web Registration.
Students receive an email when the form has been processed. If the request is denied, the email states the form was CANCELLED and contains a link to view comments. If the request is approved, the email states COPY, with a link to the completed request. If you have not received a response within 2 business days, please follow up with the department offering the course. Check your Web Forms Out Basket to see the form status. When complete, the form is stored in your Web Forms Archive.
ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND
ACADEMIC ORIENTATION ON MONDAY, AUGUST 28
Advisor Location Time
Margie Kiter Edwards – HONORS ONLY 107 Sharp Lab 10:00-11:00
Margie Kiter Edwards 100 Kirkbride 11:00-12:00
Adrian McCleary 004 Kirkbride 11:00-12:00
Sharon Grayson 131 Sharp 11:00-12:00
Lysbet Murray 007 Willard 11:00-12:00
Kathryn Goldman 123 Memorial 11:00-12:00
Moira Curtis 130 Sharp 11:00-12:00
Named for the year to which UD traces its roots, UD’s opening weekend celebration offers opportunities for students to connect with their new community and explore what UD has to offer. Following residential move-in, the preview of Perkins Live / Trabant Now kicks off the festivities with games, performances, and activities at both University Student Centers. 1743 Days programming runs through the weekend, featuring campus tours and the annual candlelight welcoming ceremony.