Campus briefs

Undergraduate Add/Drop Period

Make your changes! Course changes (adds and drops) can be made Sept. 7-20. The final day to drop a regularly-scheduled U2021F or U2021FW course for full refund is Sept. 20. See more information at:

Study Skills Workshops: Advice & Tips for Academic Success
Study Skills Workshops are designed to improve your learning skills and help you achieve your academic goals. Organized by Academic & Career Advising, these six workshops will be held via Zoom. Workshops are FREE. Registration in advance is required. Workshops will run Sept. 13 – 29, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Topics for the first week are:
• Skills for the Virtual Classroom: Participation, Note-taking, and Presentation (Mon., Sept. 13)
• Start at your Library: Navigating Library Resources Remotely (Wed., Sept. 15)

For details, see:

Student ID Cards – Order Yours by Sept 15
Students can choose to pick up a student card on Sept. 17 (Riddell Hall atrium - Quad entrance) from 10:00am-6:00pm. If you would like to pick up a student card on Sept. 17, you need to send in a photo for your student card by Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m.Please go to for more details about cards and photo parameters. All students are being asked to show their student ID card and proof of vaccination upon entry to campus. If you become an on-campus or local student in another term, you will have the opportunity to obtain a student card at that time. Campus tours will also be offered on a first-come, first-served basis during the student card pick-up day on Sept. 17.

Wanted: Volunteer Notetakers
Are you interested in doing some volunteer work while you are attending classes this fall? There may be students in your classeswho need access to quality notes for reasons related to a disability or medical condition. Accessibility Services is seeking volunteer notetakers to fill this need. If your instructor makes a request for a volunteer notetaker in one of your classes, please consider signing up! It’s a great way to sharpen your own note-taking skills and help out another student at the same time. Contact for more information.

On a Waitlist? Check Your Webmail Every Day
After classes have started, if you are still on a waitlist for your preferred course section, you should continue to check your webmail account daily for permission to register off of the waitlist. If a space becomes available for you during the Course Add/Drop Period, you will receive an email letting you know that you can register through WebAdvisor. Register immediately! For Fall Term, the waitlist will run for the last time on Sept. 20 which is the last day to register for a Fall or Fall/Winter Term course. For more information, please see:

UWSA’s Health Plan and U-Pass Updates
The deadline to opt out of the Greenshield health plan is Sept. 21. The UWSA suspended the U-Pass program for Fall Term. Post-secondary Peggo cards, however, are available for pickup/purchase at the Info Booth on Sept. 17 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Go to the Quad entrance of Graham Hall. For details, please see:

Pay Tuition the Easy Way
Fall (U2020F) and Fall/Winter Term (U2020FW) fees are due Sept. 23. Note that this is NOT the same date as the last day to be eligible for refund (see above). Pay tuition the easy way... pay through your bank! Students pay for Fall and Fall/Winter Term undergraduate courses by Sept. 23 either:
• as a bill payment through their financial institution (online, telephone, in-person at a branch) using your seven-digit student number as the
account number, or
• via (international payments)
More information is here:

Apply Now for Fall/Winter Awards
The online application for Fall/Winter 2021-22 Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships is now open. Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021. Apply now! Go to:

Use the myVisit App
Need some help from someone in Student Central and/or Academic & Career Services? Download the myVisit app today. The myVisit app enables students to add themselves to a virtual line for drop-in Zoom sessions at Student Central. The app can also be used to book appointments for a Zoom or in-person meeting with a student central staff member or an academic or career advisor. Appointments with advisors can also be booked through the website:

Published in Volume 76, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 9, 2021)

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