FSEM – Drop Deadline Monday & Upcoming Events


Advising Updates


Registration & billing deadlines

Monday, November 4:
Last day to drop courses with instructor approval


Upcoming Events

Join Us: Development of African Immigrants Conference


Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 11:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall
FREE ENTRY – OPEN TO EVERYONE

1st panel: Development of Congolese and Francophone women
2nd panel: Jobs, Justice, and Economic Autonomy in the Diaspora
3rd panel: Pan-Africanism, African Unity, Black Identity, Culture, & Resistance (moderated by our own FSEM faculty member, Tapha Ly!)

For more information, contact Lumiere Sidonie (lumiere.sidonie@du.edu) To RSVP, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congo-development-conferenceafrican-immigrants-tickets-75943153015


Join Us: First Annual DU Zombie Crawl


Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm (Costume contest with prizes at 4:45 pm)
Location: Carnegie Green (in front of AAC)

Students in Jennifer Campbell’s FSEM “Using Our Brains: An Interdisciplinary Study of Zombies in Popular Culture” are holding a DU Zombie Crawl and will be filming horde and chase scenes to be used in student films. Please share this information with your students. Faculty, staff, partners, and children are welcome to join, too–the more the scarier!


Share your updates!

Have an update or announcement to share?


Email Leah at leah.ogrady@du.edu to share your announcement, update, or event with the FSEM community!

FSEM – Week 4 Updates


General Updates

Register now: Advising & Registration Refresher


In partnership with the central Academic Advising office, we will be offering an FSEM advising and registration refresher workshop on Wednesday, October 9th from 3:00 – 4:30pm (Driscoll South, suite 30 – check in at front desk). This workshop is aimed at providing practical tips and information to ensure faculty feel prepared for the Winter 2020 advising and registration period. Register here.


Advising Updates

Winter 2020 Advising Begins Next Week!

Monday, October 7th
Academic advising and registration period begins and alternate pins are ready for deletion (not sure what this means? register for our advising & registration refresher above!). All undergraduate students should be advised and cleared to register by Friday, October 25th.

Monday, October 28th
Registration for Winter 2020 opens for undergraduate students

Academic Advising and Pin Deletion

ALL First- year students should meet with their FSEM mentor to review their schedule and to have their alternate PIN deleted.

All Undeclared second-year students should meet with a staff academic advisor in the Academic Advising Office for advising and pin deletion. (303-871-2455; advising@du.edu)

All declared majors meet with their departmental advisor for advising and pin deletion.

Business students or those intending to apply for Secondary Admissions to Daniels should attend a group advising sessions and/or meet with a Daniels Undergrad Programs Academic Advisor (303-871-6910, DCBundergrad@du.edu).


Registration & billing deadlines


Sunday, October 20:
Last day to drop (W Assigned) without approval
Last day to drop via PioneerWeb

Monday, November 4:
Last day to drop courses with instructor approval

Monday, November 4:
Last day to drop courses with instructor approval


Registration for Winter Interterm 2019 is now open!


Winter interterm courses are great for students who are looking to take advantage of the winter break between fall and winter quarters. Choose from a variety of course types (travel, on campus and online courses) and course schedules (some are as short as 1 week!).

Contact uap@du.edu or visit the Interterm website for more information (Note: students must apply to register for travel courses by October 15, 2019).


Mentorship Updates

Submit early alerts NOW!


As discussed at the FSEM training, we would like for you to submit early alerts for any students that already seem to be exhibiting some warning signs. Submit Faculty Feedback and/or an SOS Referral for students so we can provide support early!


Upcoming Events

Join Us: Winning with Women


Date: Friday, October 4
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall

When women run for office, they win just as often as men win. So why aren’t there more women in office? Because they don’t run. Join Congresswoman Diana DeGette, State Representative Leslie Herod, and former State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman in a panel discussion and networking event aimed at demystifying the process of running for office.

For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://bit.ly/2ksk9D8


Join Us: Power to the People Italian Rap & Activism event


Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: TBD

The Department of Languages & Literatures invites you to a special performance by Italian rapper and social activist Amir Issaa. Issaa, whose mother is from Rome and father is from Egypt, addresses themes of citizenship as an activist and artist.


Encountering Stories Call For Submissions & Autumn Showcase

Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Kvistad Events Room, Anderson Commons

We are pleased to announce our Call for Submissions for the fourth annual celebration and showcase of first-year writers’ responses to DU’s One Book, One DU shared prompt.

We welcome One Prompt responses in all genres—including multimodal texts (e.g., songs, videos, graphic arts/comics) and spoken performances—by first-year students. If your work is accepted, it will be displayed at the showcase event on Wednesday, October 30th from 6pm–7:30pm. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the One Book website.


Share your updates!

Have an update or announcement to share?


Email Leah at leah.ogrady@du.edu to share your announcement, update, or event with the FSEM community!

Discoveries Assessment: We need your help!

Happy Friday, FSEM faculty,

We need your help in assessing Discoveries Orientation! While we have received a number of anecdotal information via email and/or in person, we really need the data to speak to the Discoveries experience for faculty AND for students. As such, we need your help in the following ways:

FSEM Faculty Feedback Survey
We are offering faculty $100 to complete this feedback survey by Monday, September 16th. This is your chance to tell us how Discoveries went and what recommendations you might have for future.

Discoveries Student Feedback
We would love for you to ask your students to please fill out the 2019 Discoveries Feedback Survey. We currently only have 85 student responses and we would like to hear from students, themselves, about their experiences and recommendations! Please consider announcing this in your FSEM class next week.

FSEM – Week 1 Updates


General Updates

We want your feedback: Training & Discoveries Week
In the effort to improve future FSEM training and the Discoveries Week structure, we are offering faculty $100 to fill out this feedback survey by Monday, September 16th.


How to un-hide your syllabus in Canvas
In order to place the One Prompt assignments in your course, we “hid” your course syllabi from students until they were ready. If you need assistance moving your syllabus back to the visible navigation bar for students, follow these instructions.


Navigating Pioneer Travel & Expense
In the transition to using Pioneer Travel and Expense for reimbursements, we expect that you may need additional assistance in working through this process. We recommend utilizing the expertise in Shared Services if you have questions in completing expense reports for reimbursement.
You can reach Shared Services at 303-871-7420 or sharedservices@du.edu.


Advising Updates

Advising drop-in hours this week
Central Academic Advising and Business Advising will offer drop-in hours this week for students. See the information below:

Non-Business Advising: Monday-Friday – 8:30 AM- 11:45 AM and 1:30PM- 4:00 PM
Location: Driscoll South (under the bookstore)
Contact: 303-871-2455 or advising@du.edu

Business Advising:
Monday – Friday 9:00AM- 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM- 4:00PM
Location: Margery Reed, 1st floor
Contact: 303-871-6910 or dcbundergrad@du.edu


Registration & billing deadlines

Sunday, September 15:
Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes
Last day dropped classes deleted from record

Sunday, September 22:
Last day for 75% refund for dropped classes

Sunday, September 29:
Last day for 50% refund for dropped classes

Monday, September 30:
No refunds on dropped classes from this day forward

Sunday, October 20:
Last day to drop (W Assigned) without approval
Last day to drop via PioneerWeb

Monday, November 4:
Last day to drop courses with instructor approval

Monday, November 4:
Last day to drop courses with instructor approval


Register now: Advising & Registration Refresher
In partnership with the central Academic Advising office, we will be offering an FSEM advising and registration refresher workshop on Wednesday, October 9th from 3:00 – 5:30pm (location TBD). This workshop is aimed at providing practical tips and information to ensure faculty feel prepared for the Winter 2020 advising and registration period. Register here.


Mentorship Updates

Submit early alerts NOW!
As discussed at the FSEM training, we would like for you to submit early alerts for any students that already seem to be exhibiting some warning signs. Submit Faculty Feedback and/or an SOS Referral for students so we can provide support early!


Student Intake Survey requests
As Leah mentioned at the FSEM training, students filled out a Student Intake Survey in which they were asked to indicate the following information for their first year on campus:

  • Community living goals
  • Health & wellness goals
  • Academic goals
  • Top 3 things they are excited about
  • Top 3 things they are nervous about

If you would like to receive these reports for your FSEM students, email Leah at leah.ogrady@du.edu.


Upcoming Events

Secure your Helen Thorpe tickets now!
If you have not already, please fill out this Qualtrics to reserve your FSEM’s tickets for An Evening with Helen Thorpe by 10AM on Friday, September 13.

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:30PM in Gates Concert Hall.

NOTE: Please only reserve tickets for students who will attend, as there are only 500 tickets reserved for ALL FSEMs.


Encountering Stories Call For Submissions: due September 15th
We are pleased to announce our Call for Submissions for the fourth annual celebration and showcase of first-year writers’ responses to DU’s One Book, One DU shared prompt.

We welcome One Prompt responses in all genres—including multimodal texts (e.g., songs, videos, graphic
arts/comics) and spoken performances—by first-year students. If your work is accepted, it will be displayed
at the showcase event on Wednesday, October 30th from 6pm–7:30pm. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the One Book website.


Writing Program Fall Showcase: Sept. 19th
The Writing Program would like to invite FSEM faculty and students to the Fall Showcase Event on Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Anderson Events Room.

Students will showcase, using posters, their writing projects from the academic year of 2018-2019.

This event will aim to inspire first-year student writers and give them an opportunity to gain insight into their future Writing Program courses and projects, as well as writing opportunities here at DU, such as Many Voices One DU, WRIT Large, and future Minor courses.

For more information, visit the Writing Program website.


Share your updates!

Have an update or announcement to share?
Email Leah at leah.ogrady@du.edu to share your announcement, update, or event with the FSEM community!