Registration Form for Family Weekend 2012
Deadline is September 20, 2012.
Kisses are being dispensed around the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice (CRSSJ). Well, Hershey’s kisses, that is. But the giddy mood is infectious nonetheless.
New Student Registration Information for Fall 2012
Although many campuses register new students in the summer before arrival, at Grinnell we place high value on in-person advising. Thus we wait until all of our new students (from Des Moines to Timbuktu!) are here on campus in the fall. Then, together with their adviser, each student completes his or her course registration. Here is how it works.
During New Student Orientation - on August 25, 26, and 27 - you will have meetings with your faculty adviser. After discussing your academic goals and interests with your faculty adviser and planning your final schedule, you'll submit your final registration on Tuesday, August 28. On Wednesday, August 29, you will have a chance to make changes to your schedule.
Coaching Students Who Request a Letter of Recommendation
Many staff faculty members get requests from students for letters of recommendation, for internships, off-campus study, graduate school and jobs. Here is an example of a best practice in pro-actively coaching advisees or students who may request such a letter. Similarly, this may be something you opt to include in an advising syllabus, or on your professional webpage.
Sample email to students who may request a letter of recommendation
First Year Self-Evaluation.doc - this useful tool, adapted from a similar resource at Lawrence University, allows for a structured conversation with your student in his/her first semester at Grinnell. Often advisers seek to "check in" with their Tutees, but aren't sure what questions to ask or how to get the conversation going.
Interdisciplinary Courses of Study
Grinnell structures the curriculum departmentally. However, we also offer a number of interdisciplinary courses, many of which are open to first-year students. Below are some examples you can consider for Fall or Spring semester.