Graduate Advisor Newsletter August 2023

New students use playing cards as part of a diversity exercise at fall 2023 orientation

Welcome to this month's edition of the School of Graduate Studies newsletter to faculty advisors! Below you will find information on upcoming deadlines, academic policies, news, and more. Past newsletters will be archived on our website for you to review any time you wish.

Important Upcoming Dates

Please make sure you and your students are aware of important dates and deadlines. Some may require your review, approval, and signature.

  • Sep 4: Labor Day (University Holiday)
  • Sep 7: Fall Convocation
  • Sep 8: Drop/Add Ends
  • Sep 8: Waiver of Registration Deadline
  • Sep 8: Health Care / One-to-One Waivers Due
  • Sep 8: Term Withdrawal Deadline (no financial penalty)
  • Oct 6 - Deadline to Apply for Fall 2023 Graduation

Academic Policy Briefs

Waiver of Registration

Students who were registered for at least one credit hour during the summer semester may be eligible to waive registration for the fall semester, if they submit all final materials, including the Waiver of Registration by Friday, September 8. Your student must also apply to graduate in SIS. The Waiver of Registration form does not require your signature as advisor but international students must also have it signed by International Student Services (ISS).

Useful Information

Student Medical & Fitness Plan Waivers

If students intend to waive the Student Medical Plan or waive the One-to-One Fitness plan, they must submit the requests by Friday, September 8. Students must have comparable health insurance to waive the medical plan. Regardless if students waived either plan in previous years, all students are automatically enrolled at the start of the fall semester in both plans and must again submit waivers.

Sabbatical & Temp Housing

Academic appointees with temporary housing needs (visitors, new appointees, those taking a leave of absence) can review this listing of sabbatical and temporary rental housing options offered by CWRU faculty, staff, and students. You can also submit a rental to be added to the list.

Academic Impressions Resources

As a reminder, CWRU has partnered with Academic Impressions to provide professional development resources to faculty, staff, and administrators.

Material from Orientation

If you want to see what information new students received during Orientation this past month, you can review all the material on Canvas (log-in and access to the course required).

University Resources

Please be aware of University Resources you can share with your students as needed. We will highlight a few each month.