Preparing For 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.
Take a Freshman Seminar Abroad!
Freshman Seminars Abroad is a new program that offers first-year students an opportunity to integrate an international experience into a freshman seminar. Freshman Seminars Abroad combine on-campus instruction during spring semester with a study abroad component during spring break. Seminars are 3 credits at the 19xx level and fulfill a liberal education requirement. See course descriptions and locations online.
Having Trouble in a Specific Class? Try SMART Learning Commons
SMART Learning Commons is a free student resource with three locations on campus. SMART Learning Commons has peer consultants to help you with research projects as well as individual tutoring and structured group study sessions. If you have difficulty taking tests, there is even a test bank available where you can view previous tests given for specific courses. Visit SMART Learning Commons online for a complete list of resources and locations.
Planning to Live On Campus During the 2012-2013 Academic Year?
Housing applications for students wanting to return to on-campus housing will be available in early November. More information will be available through your residence hall or apartment, or you can check the Housing & Residential Life website for updates.
Seeking An Inexpensive Way to Get Home For Winter Break?
Campus Connections, a private bus company, is now offering inexpensive bus fares for U of M students needing to get home for the holidays. If you need to travel to metropolitan areas in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa or North Dakota, visit the Campus Connections website for route information and fares.
Additional Financial Aid for Fall or Spring Semester
Do you still need financial aid for fall 2011? If you have not filled out a 2011-2012 FAFSA, it's not too late. Fill it out as soon as possible so you receive your financial aid in time for fall bill due dates. Fill out your FAFSA online.
If you have not yet received your financial aid for fall, want to check your financial aid status, have questions on bill due dates and deadlines, or are looking for other financial aid resources please visit One Stop.
General Mills Site Visit for College of Science & Engineering Students
If you are a CSE student you can take part in a corporate site visit to General Mills Nov. 16. During this visit you will be able to explore career opportunities in Information Systems, Research & Development, and Manufacturing & Engineering. To take part in this event you must register under "Company Site Visits" on GoldPASS by Nov. 9.
@ Home in MN Events for Out-of-State Students
Check out the @ Home in MN events, learn a little about selecting a major, StrengthsQuest, or to just meet some new people! RSVP to join other students for a casual meal and conversation at these events.
Class of 2015 Pride & Spirit Posters from Welcome Week Available
Get your copy of the Class of 2015 poster for free! The poster, created from your class picture taken during Pride & Spirit in TCF Bank Stadium is available to pick up in the Orientation & First-Year Programs Office in 315 Coffman Memorial Union. Posters are available from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Posters available while supplies last.
Discount Tickets Available For Great Entertainment Options!
Get discount tickets at Student Unions & Activities Information Desks for Vertical Endeavors, Water Park of America, movies, Science Museum, bus passes and more.
Health & Wellness
Cough or Cold? Check out Gopher Quick Clinic!
There is walk-in care for minor health concerns at Gopher Quick Clinic. No appointment necessary. Two locations: Boynton's East Bank Clinic and Boynton's St. Paul Clinic.
Getting regular exercise can keep you mentally and physically sharp and help with the transition to college. Rec Sports facilities are located on both the East Bank and St. Paul campuses. You can join intramural teams, sports clubs, or work out on your own. See the Rec Sports website for more information.
Free Fitness Workshops and Sessions at Rec Sports
Recreational Sports offers new sessions designed to give you information about how to achieve your own personal goals through various means. Sessions taking place in November include balance training on a BOSU® ball, FreeMotion® cable column workouts, and equipment-free workouts. For more information, visit the Rec Sports Workshops and Sessions website.
You are probably used to hearing phrases like "drink responsibly," but what does that really mean and how can you do it? The Student Network for Abuse Prevention (SNAP) encourages students to Party SMART by:
- Setting a limit
- Making and measuring your own drinks
- Alternating alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Riding safe. Have a designated driver or other safe ride home
- Traveling in pairs or groups so no one is left alone
These simple steps are a good start to ensuring that you and your friends can be safe and have fun. For more information on alcohol and how you can Party SMART, visit the alcohol health information page on the Boynton Health Service website.