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UW-PARKSIDE ALPHABET SOUP AND RANGER TERMS ACSK Courses in the Academic Skills Program provide supportive services to students’ development in the areas of writing, reading, mathematics and/or study skills and are part of a sequence designed to help students satisfy the university’s competence requirements. Campus Cash Declining balance debit account automatically assigned to Ranger Card that is used to pay for on-campus purchases including computer lab printing, photocopying, laundry and dining. CART Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, formerly Communication Arts building Course Catalog Biennial (every two years) publication of UW-Parkside information, programs and policies including degree, major, minor and certificate requirements and course descriptions. Course Schedule Publication of registration policies and courses offered each semester. Updated information is maintained in SOLAR. D2L Desire 2 Learn Online course management system used by some instructors to provide course materials and assignments. DARS Degree Audit Report System Report of all courses a student has taken and progress towards degree, major and minor requirements. Dining Dollars Declining balance account assigned to Ranger Card with purchase of a Dining Plan that pre-deposits funds for use at any on-campus dining location. DV Designation for courses fulfilling the Ethnic Diversity graduation requirement. FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application required for students to be eligible for federal student aid. FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Federal legislation governing and protecting students’ rights regarding their individual educational records. Gen Ed The General Education program provides a liberal arts education establishing knowledge and fundamental skills through completion of the distribution requirements. Green Sheet Green 11” x 17” document used to state and explain General Education distribution requirements (Including approved courses) and graduation requirements. GRNQ Greenquist Hall MOLN Molinaro Hall PD UW-Parkside Police Department RANG Ranger Hall Ranger Alert UW-Parkside emergency alert system delivering messages to e-mail addresses and cell phones (must sign up) Ranger Card Student ID card Ranger Day Summer orientation program for new first-year students during which they learn about campus, transitioning to college, degree requirements and register for courses. Ranger Host Student leaders for Ranger Days and Ranger Welcome. Ranger Link Externship/job shadowing experience program offered by the Advising and Career Center. RangerMail UW-Parkside e-mail system for students, faculty and staff, serves as official form of communication with students. Ranger News UW-Parkside’s student newspaper Ranger OneAccount FDIC-insured checking account (through Higher One) assigned to Ranger Card with acceptance of the account. RangerTrak (RT) Online listing of jobs, internships and volunteer positions. Ranger Welcome Fall and spring orientation programs for all incoming students to get ready for the start of the semester and their time at UW-Parkside. Fall 2011: Monday & Tuesday, September 5th & 6th. Resident Advisors (RA) Student leaders in on-campus housing who provide support, information and assistance to residents. SAC Sports and Activity Center SCTR Student Center SHCC Student Health and Counseling Center SOLAR Student On Line Access to Ranger System Online record system where students can register for classes, review financial aid awards, purchase parking permits, and perform other day-to-day tasks. STAR Student Transfer Assessment Report TALL Talent Hall The Den Lower level of Student Center TIS Transfer Information System UNION Student Center Work-Study Need-based form of financial aid allowing students working on or off campus to be paid from a mix of federal and institutional funds. WYLL Wyllie Hall


IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES FOR FALL 2011 Sunday, September 4th

Residence Hall Move-In from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) – Tuesday, September 6th

Ranger Welcome (starts at 8:30am on Monday)

Wednesday, September 7th

Classes Begin

Tuesday, September 13th Last day to add a class, register or change class from audit to credit without a permission number Tuesday, September 20th

Last day to: • Add a class with a permission number or change from credit to audit or audit to credit with instructor consent

• Drop a class or Withdraw* without paying the $15 per credit drop fee

• Pay tuition and fees without the $5 per credit hour penalty

• Receive 100% refund for complete withdrawal from classes and credit reduction

Tuesday, October 4th

Last day to: • Change a class from credit to audit with late approval

• Drop a class or Withdraw* without a transcript notation of “W”

• Receive any refund (50%) for complete withdrawal from classes and credit reduction

Wednesday, October 5th

No refunds for complete withdrawal from classes and credit reduction.

Tuesday, November 1st

Last day to drop a class or Withdraw* through SOLAR

Thursday, November 24th – Sunday, November 27th

Thanksgiving Recess

Tuesday, November 29th

Last day to drop a class with signed authorization** from instructor, department chair and dean

Beginning of December

Priority Registration for Spring 2012 (students must see their advisor before they can register)

Friday, December 16th

Instruction Ends

Saturday, December 17th – Friday, December 23rd

Final Examinations

Friday, December 23rd

Classes End

Tuesday, December 27th

Winterim Instruction Begins

Saturday, January 14th

Winterim Instruction Ends

Tuesday, January 17th

Spring 2012 Instruction Begins

* Withdraw – drop all classes for term ** Approved only for extraordinary, non-academic reasons Deadlines reflect full semester courses and may differ for individual classes with different meeting times; exact deadlines are available at the Cashier’s Office, WYLL D193, or the Office of the Registrar/Student Records, WYLL D189. Note: Dates may be subject to change, please check the course schedule and/or our website to verify


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