Tuesday, November 24, 2020

CSE Winter Light Show goes virtual

The CSE Winter Light Show is going virtual! Even though there will not be an in-person light show this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the students of Tesla Works will premiere a video on Friday, Dec. 11 highlighting the last 10 years of the show. Plus, we want to see your holiday lights! In the spirit of the CSE Light Show, we're encouraging you to show us your own light show on social media for a chance to win a $50 UMN Bookstore gift card.

Last day to use One Time Only Late Withdrawal is Wednesday, Dec. 16

The last day to use your One-Time-Only Late Withdrawal (OTOLW) this semester is Wednesday, Dec. 16 or before you have taken the final exam, whichever is sooner. To use your OTOLW, you must meet with a CSE academic advisor during virtual drop-in hours. International students may need to take additional steps.

Admission to the major decision information will be sent in an email during winter break

If you are applying to your major this semester, make sure to check your University of Minnesota email in early January.

Friday, November 20, 2020

New statewide COVID mandates, closures affecting the University community

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a statewide return to restrictions on bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, fitness centers, and more that began last Friday and will continue for the next four weeks. Some restrictions do affect the University community, especially as we transition to distance learning and final exams after Thanksgiving.

Finish the semester strong with study tips and workshops, virtual tutoring, study breaks, and more

Do you need some new study tips and tricks to help finish the semester strong? The University Libraries have online sources for your final papers and projects to help you succeed academically. Schedule a virtual peer tutoring appointment, explore the Pomodoro study technique, learn time management techniques, or find a Library Zoom background.

Friday, November 13, 2020

COVID testing on campus, return to distance learning, Thanksgiving and winter break

The University will host a two-day, on-campus clinic Monday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Field House where you can receive free testing for COVID-19. You are encouraged to get tested, even if you have no symptoms. Free parking is available. Appointments are required. Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, all classes will shift to distance learning until the end of the fall semester, and finals will be remote. If you are returning home for the holidays, know the facts, make a plan with family and friends, and "lay low before you go." 

Register for a WISE/Medtronic virtual Personal Statement Workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 17

Medtronic's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative, in collaboration with the CSE WISE program, will offer virtual Personal Statement Workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The workshops are prior to the graduate school applications due date so you can be prepared to put your best foot forward! Space is limited, so sign up soon.