Dear Students, I know you have all worked hard to adjust to remote instruction and to capitalize on new ways of learning.  I appreciate your resilience throughout this transition period and am proud of your efforts. With just two more weeks of classes, and finals around the corner, I want to share some important updates as you prepare for the semester’s end.

  • If you have not already reached out for support, please visit the Online Learning section of the Center for Academic Success website often, and remember that academic support is only a click or a call away.
  • The period during which you can request the Spring 2020 P/NP academic accommodation is now open, and will close at noon EDT on May 14, 2020. Comprehensive information to help you make informed P/NP decisions is available on the Registrar’s Office website. The website includes guidance from your home college outlining important information and decision points for your grading options for Spring 2020. From this page, you can also connect directly to your college’s first point(s) of contact for discussing important implications related to your decision. Please review this information carefully and consult with an advisor or your student services office before you submit a P/NP form. Once requests have been submitted, the P/NP selection cannot be reversed.
  • The Career Center is open for business and hard at work supporting all of our students, and especially our seniors. Their website offers a comprehensive outline of its shift to remote services. There is also a Senior Series newsletter that will land in seniors’ in-boxes every Monday and is also posted here. In addition, our alumni have reached out asking how they can help support our students.  Look for more information soon on how our alumni and donors might  help you to make connections for internships and career mentorship
  • Internships are possible this summer. We strongly recommend that students explore remote options, but in-person experiences may also be an option depending on the health and safety restrictions particular to the geographic location of the internship. Remember too, that the start and end dates for summer internships are flexible within the May 18-August 7 window, provided students accrue the 40 hours of internship experience required per credit. This flexibility allows students to begin an internship later in the summer if opportunities arise that are not currently available.
  • Summer session will include more than 200 courses that have been specifically developed for an online format. Take a few moments to explore summer courses; summer is a perfect time to catch up, get ahead, and take advantage of the 30% tuition discount.
  • I want to thank our seniors for responding to the survey related to commencement. We are working with colleges and school to celebrate our seniors this May, and we will be sharing information soon about plans for a Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2020.

Please pay careful attention to communications from your Dean’s Office as these messages will contain important information specific to your college or school.

Hang in there and stay Catamount Strong!

With my best wishes to you and your families,

Provost Prelock