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Issue 4: December 10, 2010

Your Academics

Help With Finals
While preparing for finals, don't forget that University Counseling & Consulting Services offers academic resources to help you succeed. You can also check out the self-help section for podcasts, handouts, and other resources available.
Disability Accommodations During Your Finals
Feeling the stress of finals? Disability Services provides accommodation assistance for students with a variety of disability conditions (e.g., mental health, attention based, learning, vision, hearing, and physical). You can connect with confidential services at
Find a Service-Learning Course to Take Spring 2011
As you begin course registration for next semester, consider taking a service-learning course where you can earn credit for a course while doing volunteer work related to the course. The Community Service-Learning Center coordinates the only list of service-learning courses offered on campus.

Technology Help at OIT Tech Stop
Technology help is your first point of contact for computer, Internet, and campus telephone support. Walk-in help for these and other technology issues is available at the Office of Information Technology's Tech Stop in Coffman Union.

Your Health & Wellness

Tips for Surviving Winter Break
Excited about heading home for a month after your first semester at the U, but worried at the same time?  Check out these suggestions from University Counseling & Consulting Services to make your transition back home a seamless one!

Cough of Cold? Check out Gopher Quick Clinic!
Walk-in care for minor health concerns at Gopher Quick Clinic. No appointment necessary. Three locations: Boynton Health Service Minneapolis Clinic, Boynton Health Service St. Paul Clinic, and Coffman Memorial Union.

Should you be Tested for HIV?
World AIDS Day was December 1. Boynton Health Service offers confidential HIV testing. Check out the HIV Testing web page to see if you should be tested.

Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates for Stress Management
Need a break from studying? Boynton offers FREE Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates classes for stress management. Beginners welcome!

Your Finances

Last Chance to Pay Your Fall 2010 Tuition Bill
If you still have a remaining balance on your fall 2010 bill, be sure to pay no later than December 22nd to prevent the cancellation of your spring 2011 classes. 
2011-2012 FAFSA Available January 1st
It's time to start thinking of filling out your FAFSA for next school year.  The application is available beginning January 1st, fill it out before the April 1st priority deadline to ensure your financial aid for fall 2011.

Making a List, Checking It Twice...Your Winter Scholarship Search
Winter break is the perfect time to start looking for 2011 scholarships! Use the University of Minnesota Undergraduate Scholarship Search, which gives you: A list of scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply, brief scholarship descriptions and links to where you can learn more.

Your Engagement

Welcome Week Leader Applications Available
If you are looking for additional leadership opportunities, or if you simply had a great time at your Welcome Week, apply to become a leader and help welcome the Class of 2015! Applications for the 2011 Welcome Week Leader position will be available December 15.

Late Night Breakfast
The Late Night Breakfast is a fun event for residence hall and on-campus apartment students as they begin Finals Week. The event includes breakfast served by staff & faculty, games and prizes. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 15th from 9:00pm-11:00pm at the Bailey, Middlebrook, Sanford, and Centennial Residential Restaurant locations.
Start Thinking About May Learning Abroad Trips

As soon as spring semester ends, take off on a faculty-led Global Seminar, which allow you to complete 3 credits of study in 3 weeks during May. Choose from options across Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.
Campus Housing during Winter Break
Students living in campus housing will receive information about their building's end of the semester closing procedures in their hall newsletter. If you registered to stay on-campus during winter break you will receive additional information. If you have questions check the Housing & Residential Life website or talk to your hall business office or Community Advisor for more details.

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