In this issue:
Dear Entering Students,
I can’t believe how quickly the summer is coming to an end! In less than a month, you’ll be on campus, starting this next great chapter of your lives. So far this summer, you’ve completed many tasks to prepare you for the fall semester – housing forms, placement tests, and learning modules. Starting next week, you’ll be able begin the process of preregistering for fall classes. You’ll be using BiONiC to preregister; hopefully you’ve already had some time to experiment with this online system, but we also wanted to provide you with some information about how to use it in general. Please read through this document, available at http://www.brynmawr.edu/enteringstudents/BionicOverview.html, for tips and information that will make your BiONiC experience more pleasant! Keep in mind that the summer preregistration (August 5-20) is just the first step in choosing your overall course schedule for the fall. The selections you make are not final and will likely change during Customs Week after you attend the academic fair and have an advising appointment.
Speaking of advising, we're proud of our programs and what we offer students, but we're always looking for ways to enhance our services. We'd like to tell you about two different programs that some of you will be participating in.
Fall 2014 Semester Payment – DUE AUGUST 1
The Fall 2014 semester payment is due to the College on August 1, 2014. Please make sure that your financing plan is in place. If you have questions about accepting your student loans, applying for a Parent PLUS Loan, or signing up for the College Payment Plan, please contact Student Financial Services at: 610-526-5245 or email@example.com.
Overview of BiONiC
As Dean Rose mentioned in her message, a general overview of BiONic is available here: http://www.brynmawr.edu/enteringstudents/BionicOverview.html. Please read the information on this page to become more familiar BiONic before preregistration begins on August 5th. With a little practice over the summer, you’ll hopefully be a BiONic pro by the time you arrive on campus!
This class could be for you!
Metacognition and the Transition to College (GNST B048) is an alternative pathway to fulfill your Wellness requirement. In addition to earning 2 Physical Education (PE) credits, students in this class will also earn 0.5 academic credits while learning how to use metacognition to bring out their best selves in and out of the classroom. The seminar will be a small, inquiry-based course that will promote and encourage intellectual confidence by developing student success tactics including critical thinking, written and oral communication, research skills, self-reflection, and self-regulation – all while addressing larger questions of justice, identity, and community. First-year students will have an opportunity to preregister for this course starting when preregistration opens on August 5th.
Housing Assignments Coming Soon!
Look out for an email from the Residential Life Office by August 1 with your housing assignment, roommate assignment and your mailbox number. You can also expect to hear from your Customs People soon!
In the meantime, you can check out the New Students section of the Residential Life Office website for move-in details, an overview of dorm life, advice from Hall Advisors and Customs People, and answers to your residential life questions! Visit http://www.brynmawr.edu/residentiallife/newstudents/.
Please not that once you’ve received your mailbox number you can use the following shipping address to send packages to campus:
Bryn Mawr College
YOUR MAILBOX #
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Every year first-year students work for Bryn Mawr College Dining Services (BMCDS). Dining Services Student Coordinator, Olivia Hollinger '16; Assistant Director, Richard Clow; and Student Supervisors from all Dining Operations would like to welcome new students who will work on-campus this year. In their welcome letter to the Class of 2018, they emphasize the advantages for first-year students and explain which documents they must present during the sign-ups for campus employment with Dining Services. These sign-ups will take place during the following days and times during Customs Week:
For information about new student employment and to access the student application form, please visit http://www.brynmawr.edu/enteringstudents/newstudentemployment.html.
Pre-Professional Advising (Health, Law, Education)
As you may already know, pre-professional advising is available to Bryn Mawr students interested in careers that require entrance exams or long-term preparation, such as health professions, law and secondary education. If you are interested in one of these career paths, you will have ample opportunity to connect with an advisor once you are on campus.
To learn more about these professions and the advising available, consult these pages:
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, August 29, 8:00-9:00 am during Customs Week, Health Professions Adviser Mary Beth Davis will lead an orientation for new students who plan to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or public health.
Information for Your Parents and Guardians
Your parent(s) and guardian(s) should have recently received a packet of information either via email or by post from the Dean’s Office. Information for parents and guardians is also available on the For Parents and Guardians page on the Entering Students website. Please direct the appropriate members of your family to that page.
Health Center staff will join other campus resources on Monday, August 25 at a session for parents and families during the International Students Orientation and on Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 am-12:30 pm during Customs Week at an informal resource fair in the Campus Center main lounge. Kay Kerr, MD, the Medical Director of Student Health Services, and Reggie Jones, MSS, LCSW, Director of Counseling Services, will be available for appointments to meet with parents and guardians to discuss medical or counseling concerns. Parent(s) or guardian(s) who would like to with the Medical Director or the Director of Counseling may email Ronda Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the beginning of that week, indicating their availability on Wednesday or at other times during that week.
Themes of Customs Week Orientation
Learn more about the year-long Customs program and the themes of the Customs Week orientation at http://www.brynmawr.edu/enteringstudents/customs.html#CustomsOverview.
The schedules for the International Students Orientation and for Customs Week will be posted at http://www.brynmawr.edu/enteringstudents/customs.html on August 1. Updates will be added to this page throughout Customs Week.
Who’s Whoooo at Bryn Mawr – Profiles of Arleen Zimmerle (Libraries) and Katie Feno (Help Desk)
This week we’re featuring fun factoids about, not one, but TWO Bryn Mawr staff members – Arleen Zimmerle and Katie Feno – who work for Information Services. The Library and Help Desk staff work alongside one another to provide students with top-notch research assistance and computing support. In fact, the Help Desk is conveniently located on the first floor of Canaday Library, the main branch of Bryn Mawr’s three libraries. They are always happy to help students, so don’t be shy about reaching out to staff in person at the library reference desk, through the Ask a Librarian service, at email@example.com (for research help) or at firstname.lastname@example.org (for computing help).
Be sure to say hello to Arleen and Katie if you see them during your Information Services and Library Tour on Thursday, August 28 of Customs Week!
Arleen Zimmerle, Reference & Media Librarian
Katie Feno (BMC ’06), Manager of Public Service Desks
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Don't fret! Previous issues are available at http://www.brynmawr.edu/enteringstudents/TuesdayNewsletterArchives.html.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Housing Form Due
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Health Forms Due to ADMISSIONS
Friday, August 1, 2014
Fall Semester Bill Payments Due
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Fall Athletes Arrive
Monday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
International Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Dorms open for new students at 9:00 am
Wednesday, August 27 - Monday, September 1, 2014
Customs Week Orientation - all new students required to participate
Monday, September 1, 2014
Labor Day- NO CLASSES
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Classes Begin at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges
Friday, September 5, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Fall Break Begins after last class
Monday, October 20, 2014
Fall Break Ends - Classes resume 8:00 am
Friday October 24 -
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving vacation begins after last class.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Thanksgiving vacation ends at 8:00 am
Friday, December 19, 2014
Exams end 12:30pm-Bryn Mawr & Haverford
Winter Break Begins DORMS CLOSE AT 6:00 pm
Friday, January 2, 2015
Spring Semester Bill Payments Due
Friday, January 16, 2015
Winter Break Ends
Dorms re-open at NOON
Monday, January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- NO CLASSES