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Freshman Orientation

  1. 1. Welcome,New Comets ORIENTATION 2011
  3. 3. Life as a CometFreshman Student Intro to Break Dean of UT Dallas HousingYear Panel Academics Students at a GlanceExperience
  4. 4. Freshman Year Experience
  8. 8. Welcome Week
  9. 9. University ORIENTATION
  10. 10. Living ORIENTATION
  11. 11. Road ORIENTATION
  12. 12. Emerging Leaders
  13. 13. Freshmen Engagedin Service ORIENTATION
  14. 14. Rising Sophomores
  15. 15. Comet ORIENTATION
  17. 17. SAVE THE DATE Saturday, Oct.Family ORIENTATION
  18. 18. Student PanelMegan Bishop Victor Faner Evan Gordon Scott JonesSenior, Arts and Junior, Psychology, Biochemistry, Sophomore, MechanicalPerformance, Residential Residential Engineering, ResidentialResidential Zain Gaziani Nick Hinojosa Braeden MayerAaron Blankenship Junior, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student, Junior, InternationalJunior, Accounting, Studies, Commuter and Masters in Leadership Political Economy,Residential Residential and Development, Residential CommuterJacqueline Bonnette Jessica PathroseJunior, Speech Sophomore, Biology,Pathology, CommuterResidential ORIENTATION
  19. 19. Introduction to AcademicsDr. Sheila Piñeres Dr. Thom ChesneyDean, Undergraduate Education Associate ProvostProfessor, Economics Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities ORIENTATION
  20. 20. Overview of UT Dallas ORIENTATION
  21. 21. Bert Moore Jim Marquart Dennis Kratz Behavioral and Economic, Political Arts and Humanities Brain Sciences and Policy Sciences Mark Spong George Fair Hasan Pirkul Engineering and Interdisciplinary ManagementComputer Science Studies Myron Salamon Sheila Piñeres Austin Cunningham Natural Sciences Undergraduate Graduate Studies and Mathematics Education ORIENTATION
  22. 22. Explore Your Possibilities Certificate in Critical Communication Skills Core Curriculum Double Majors Facebook Fan Page Free electives Minors Student Life and Leadership Undergraduate Research Experience UNIV 1010 - Freshman Seminar ORIENTATION
  23. 23. Reach Your Potential Academic Advising Faculty Office Hours GEMS Peer-led team learning Success Coaching Math and writing lab Library Non-academic student support Pre-professional advising Pre-Law Pre-Heath Teacher Certification Teaching Assistant Support ORIENTATION
  24. 24. GEMS CenterGateways to Engagement, Mastery & ORIENTATION
  25. 25. GEMS CenterGateways to Engagement, Mastery & Peer-led Team Math Lab Writing Center Learning (PLTL) Tutoring Success Coaching Workshops and Seminars ORIENTATION
  26. 26. GEMS CenterGateways to Engagement, Mastery & uses the GEMS Center?1,500+ students per semesterwanting to excel in STEM-relatedand writing intensive coursesEvery class, major and ability levelIndividualists and collaboratorsNot willing to “settle” for typicallearning experiences and outcomesSeekers of engagement both in andbeyond the classroom ORIENTATION
  27. 27. BreakMy name is Kevin Tydlacka, and I am a graduating in Chemistry major.  Myroommate, Andrew Pham, and I have a band called The Family Business thathas garnered a respectable following.  We also happen to be members ofCollegium V. For our senior Collegium V Honors project, we decided to write, record,perform, shoot, and produce an entirely original music video about ourcollege experience. We had a wonderfully enriching time here at UT Dallas and wanted to showjust how talented the student body is -- and that there is much more to theUniversity than meets the eye.Our ultimate vision was for UT Dallas to be able to use this video to attracthigh caliber potential students/faculty, as well as shape the way theUniversity is perceived in the future. ORIENTATION
  28. 28. Dean of StudentsDr. Gene Fitch Larry ZachariasDean of Students Chief of Police ORIENTATION
  29. 29. Dean of InterventionReferralsFamily notificationStudent Code of ConductProcessMisconduct and AcademicDishonesty ORIENTATION
  30. 30. Trends in StudentBehaviorSocial Alcohol Use ofWebsites and Drugs Medication ORIENTATION
  31. 31. Certified PoliceDepartmentCampus patrol of all campusgrounds and facilitiesEnforcement of traffic laws oncampusDepartment of jurisdiction forreported crimes Police ServicesPrograms Offered Student Patrol Safe walk campus escortsPolice Explorer Program Silent WitnessSelf defense training forwomen Project ExodusCrime prevention and safetyprograms 911 Services ORIENTATION
  32. 32. EmergencyManagementEmergency NotificationSystemEmailText MessageVoicemailCampus TV screensOutdoor warning systemUT Dallas home pageRegister cell phones this fallCommunity EmergencyResponse TeamStudent involvementencouraged ORIENTATION
  33. 33. UT Dallas at a Glance ORIENTATION
  34. 34. UT Dallas at a Glance Taking Care of Business ORIENTATION
  35. 35. PresentationsRegistrar, Bursar andFinancial AidTomorrow, 3 times 9:30 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm ORIENTATION
  36. 36. UndergraduateCatalogAcademicsAdmissionsCoursesCurriculumPoliciesResourcesTuition and Financial AidStudents are responsiblefor knowing the policies aswritten in the catalog ORIENTATION
  37. 37. UT Dallas StudentEmail AddressAll official student emailcorrespondence will be sentonly to a student’s UT Dallasemail addressStudents must use their UTDallas email account whenemailing faculty and/or staffregarding academic orfinancial records ORIENTATION
  38. 38. OnlineFunctions Galaxy and Orion Calendars Academic Payment Refund and Schedule Comet ORIENTATION
  39. 39. FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy law designed toprotect the privacy of astudent’s education recordsParents have two optionsfor viewing recordsTax dependency formStudent’s authorization ORIENTATION
  40. 40. RegistrationAdvisor ClearanceFreshmenNew studentsStudents required to seeadvisor - schedule of classesRegistrationOrion - enrollmentappointmentsAdvisorWalk-in registration ORIENTATION
  41. 41. GradesUndergraduates are limitedto 3 grade-bearingenrollment attempts for aclass (including W’s)Grade reports are notmailed.Grades can be accessed viaOrion.Undergraduates receivemidterm grades in fall andspring.Final grades are mailed toparents who have a parentdependency form on file. ORIENTATION
  42. 42. FunctionsAssess, bill and collect tuitionand feesAccept paymentsPost financial aid refundsAnswer questions aboutaccountsShort term loansPayment OptionsPay online using EZPAYPay at the Bursar’s OfficePay by mailing a checkPay by installment plan ($25fee) ORIENTATION
  43. 43. Financial aid Financial Aid website: to studentBursar accounts are Apply for aidscheduled to begin the 1st Deadlinesday of class of each term Eligibility requirements Types of aidView account status Veteran benefits Scholarships Loans Withdrawal policy Standards of academic progress Contact information Consumer information ORIENTATION
  44. 44. PresentationsRegistrar, Bursar andFinancial AidTomorrow, 3 times 9:30 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm ORIENTATION
  45. 45. Dallas GearTextbooksOrder online, pick up at storeSave 25% with used textbooksPost OfficeTechnology StoreDiscounted softwareComputer accessoriesLocated in the Bookstore andStudent Union ORIENTATION
  46. 46. Shuttle shuttle service on- andoff-campus (limited area)Free DART passes available toall students (includes bus andrail)Shuttle stops at shoppingcenters on FridaysOrder online, pick up at CometCenter ORIENTATION
  47. 47. UT Dallas at a Glance Student Services ORIENTATION
  48. 48. Student AccessAbility accommodations forstudents with a documentedphysical, mental or sensorydisabilityAssistance with non-academicaccommodationsResource and referral informationAdvocacy and support ORIENTATION
  49. 49. Health ServicesFull-time physician Diagnosis and treatment ofNurse Practitioner acute illnesses, minorRegistered Nurses injuries and stabilized chronic illnessesInsurance Meningitis vaccineAvailable online at mandatory for students ORIENTATION
  50. 50. Wellness health, fitness andresponsible personal choicesthrough group programs andindividual consultationsPrograms and TopicsFreshman 15 ClubNutritionFitnessAlcohol and Other DrugsEating DisordersSexual ResponsibilitySTDsMens HealthWomens Health ORIENTATION
  51. 51. Counseling, free servicesfor studentsServicesIndividual, couples and groupcounselingManage anxiety, depression,anger, eating disorders andrelationshipsWorkshops on time and stressmanagement and other topicsStaffLicensed psychologistsLicensed clinical social workerPsychiatric and counselingspecialists ORIENTATION
  52. 52. Career coachesCareer assessmentsResume assistanceMock interview trainingListings for on- and off-campus jobsProgramsCareer seminars career expos with overemployersWOW (World of Work)Externship/job shadowingInternships ORIENTATION
  53. 53. Women’s programsregarding issues affectingwomen and the LGBTQcommunityFree counseling servicesavailableRelaxation roomReference books and video-lending libraryProfessional counselingand support groupsSpecial events, speakers,panels and programs ORIENTATION
  54. 54. Promotes cultural awareness on campus and provides an area for students to meet and dialogue Programs Multicultural Peer Advocates STARS Scholars Leadership training and development Events Hispanic Heritage MonthMulticultural Black History Month Diversity Dinner Dialogues ORIENTATION
  55. 55. UT Dallas at a Glance Get Involved ORIENTATION
  56. 56. Representative body and voice of UT Dallas students Services include Legal counsel Online book exchangeStudent Comet Discount Program and more ORIENTATION
  57. 57., bands, comedians,casino nightHomecoming DanceSpringapaloozaMovies ORIENTATION
  58. 58. Center for student organizations:Academic InterestArt and MusicClub SportsCulturalDepartmental/EducationalGreekHonorPoliticalRecreationReligiousServiceSpecial InterestSponsored ORIENTATION
  59. 59. Fraternity andSorority 16 Greek organizations: Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Chi Phi Delta Delta Delta Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Fiji Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Sigma Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Lamda Alpha Sorority Zeta Phi Beta Sorority ORIENTATION
  60. 60. Student The UTD Mercury A Modest Proposal Radio UTD UTD TV ORIENTATION
  61. 61. Student Viva Volunteer FEST - Freshmen Engaged in Service Together Service Saturdays Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Trips ORIENTATION
  62. 62. Student of the campuscommunityPool tables, games, TV andstudy loungesEvening child care available ORIENTATION
  63. 63. Activity 7 days a weekIndoor FacilitiesFitness center and programsRacquetball, squash andbasketball courtsPool and aquatics programLockers and equipmentcheckoutOutdoor FacilitiesTennis and basketball courtsDisc golfVarious sports fields ORIENTATION
  64. 64. Sports Intramurals Club Sports Varsity Athletics Compete with other UTD Compete with other schools Compete with other NCAA teams in leagues and Includes fencing, ultimate Division III schools tournaments frisbee, swimming, tennis, Includes men’s and women’s Includes flag football, ice hockey and more soccer, basketball, tennis, kickball, basketball, Texas golf and cross country; Hold’em and more women’s volleyball and softball; men’s baseball ORIENTATION
  65. 65. Athletics Softball Soccer Basketball Cross Country Tennis Volleyball Golf ORIENTATION
  66. 66. Experience for free andreduced priced tickets tovarious events in theMetroplexSponsored Activities HaveIncludedDallas Museum of ArtNasher Sculpture CenterDallas Stars Hockey GameExplore Dallas withFriendsFree DART transit passDiscounted tickets ORIENTATION
  67. 67. Commuter StudentsGet Connected to CampusRoad WarriorsHot Spots on CampusActivity Center(lockers)Library(study locations)Student Union(study, eat, have fun) ORIENTATION
  68. 68. Housing ORIENTATION
  69. 69. Engineering Global and Computer Awareness Science Wellness Arts andLiving Learning Sustainability Technology Pathways toCommunities Management the Future Pre-Health ORIENTATION
  70. 70. Residential ORIENTATION
  71. 71. Go Comets!