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Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Wednesday morning.
Yesterday, I shared information on advising before registration for the summer and fall quarters opens. In advance of Advising Week, the Office of Registrar has been working hard with our Deans and Provost to set the summer and fall course schedules. You can find them in the online. (You may get a security certificate when you click on this. It’s OK to pass through that.)
Please take a minute to review the courses before talking to your advisor. You might find a new course or two or one that would help you meet your academic goals during the summer quarter.
If you follow Louisiana Tech on social media, you learned yesterday that we’re planning on holding a special commencement ceremony for our Spring graduates on Aug. 15. I hope this Saturday event will give everyone enough time to make arrangements so they can attend.
Though you do not have to attend the ceremony (to “walk”), I hope you’ll be able to come back for it. Commencement is a special event for many members of our Tech Family, but it’s not a requirement. We will provide more info on the specific timing and logistics as we get closer to that date. We will be following the health and safety guidelines that are in place at that time, and that may impact the number of ceremonies that we have on that date.
Spring graduates will actually receive their degrees on May 23, and we will mail out diplomas the following week. You can also request your final transcripts at that point. The ceremony on Aug. 15 is a celebration of all your hard work – a time to spend with friends and family.
We do hope to see as many graduates as possible attend the Aug. 15 ceremony, and remember, we’ll have some surprises along the way for our special Class of 2020.
By the way, if you didn’t see the video, check it out on YouTube.
The Office of the Provost and the Registrar have updated the process for collecting advising permissions, allowing the collection of signatures by email so that things like drop and add forms can be completed during this time when we are teleworking.
The final email address to use for these processes is email@example.com. Advisors can begin the approval process by email and send to the next step in the process. Faculty advisors who have multiple students who need the same action can be loaded in a spreadsheet and sent along together. This new way of gathering signatures will hopefully streamline the approval process for our students and advisors as well.
Have a good day, everyone. Keep at it, and ask questions if you need help.