New Student Action 2
The following email was sent to first-year students and new transfer students on August 11, 2014.
- Course Scheduler Information & Directions
- Pre-Registration for Students
- Video about How to Pre-Register
- Video about Preparing for Your Advising Meeting
- Placement Information
- Add/Drop for Students
- Error Messages
- Requesting Instructor Permission
Beginning a Conversation on Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Honor Code
- Sexual Respect and Title IX
- MANDATORY ACTION ITEM: e-CHECKUP TO GO: All new students are expected to complete the online Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO program prior to the start of Orientation (Sunday, August 24), thus allowing the College to have a common foundation of which to dialogue about expectations, opportunities and our community standards. Please make the time to complete this program. It should only take about 20-30 minutes to complete.
In order for you to get credit for completing the program, you must:
- Visit http://interwork.sdsu.edu/echeckup/usa/alc/coll/amherst
- Complete each assessment page
- Review each feedback page
- Complete the Verification of Completion. On the final feedback page ("Resources"), click the button that says "Verify Your Completion of the eCHECKUP TO GO"
- Follow the on-screen instructions and complete all pages of the Verification. When completing the Verification, please enter your Amherst College email address.
LEAP Program Risk Release
- All incoming students have been placed in a LEAP program; LEAP program assignments were emailed to incoming students on July 14. LEAP programs begin on Thursday, August 28. Morning meet-up times and locations are listed in the Event Schedule for Orientation.
- MANDATORY ACTION ITEM: Before Sunday, August 24, all incoming students are required to read the LEAP Program Risk Release and to sign the agreement
- Students who are 18 years old or older (as of Aug. 11): Read the agreement here. Log into AC Data and sign the Risk Release. The form to sign is called "Orientation Risk Release" and it is located under the "New Students" menu in AC Data.
- Students who are 17 years old or younger (as of Aug. 11): A copy of the agreement has been emailed to you. Print, read, and co-sign the agreement with your parent or guardian. Return the completed form to the Office of Student Affairs: Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax it to 413-542-8488; or mail it to Stacia Bourne / Office of Student Affairs / Amherst College / Amherst, MA 01002.
Event Schedule and Information About Some Events
- A draft of the online Event Schedule for Orientation
- Class Photo Order Information
- We highly encourage you to sign up for a Family Interview if one of your family members or friends will participate in the first days of Orientation with you. This is a moment set aside for you to mark the important transition to college by sharing meaningful memories of the past and expectations for the future in a recorded interview.
- A greeting letter from the Amherst College Choral Society Choral Society
Digital Literacy at Amherst
- IT Boot Camp Training Online: Complete by Saturday August 30th and you will be entered in the drawing to win an iPad.
- Check out our Digital Literacy resources for students
- Once on campus join us at our IT Orientation events:
- Get on the Network
- IT Boot Camp Training Live - Complete IT Boot Camp in a group setting. 2 sessions offered, chose one to attend. You will be entered in the drawing to win an iPad.
- Flash Talks
Arrival Information and Reminders
- All new students are expected to arrive for Orientation on Sunday, August 24 between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Your day starts with check-in in the front lobby of Converse Hall. Room keys and Orientation packets will be available there, and upper class students will be there to greet you and answer questions. Orientation Leaders and Resident Counselors (RCs) will be present in the residence halls to meet you and help you settle into your room.
- Should you arrive later than noon on Sunday, you can pick up your room key at the Campus Police Department, which is in the Service Building. Should we have any weather disruptions, please check your email and the College’s website for up-to-date information about postponements or closures.
- Your residence hall and roommate assignment was entered into AC Data on August 9. If you have any questions regarding housing, please contact Karen Racz at email@example.com or 413-542-2161.
- Check the Residential Life Calendar before you consider when to book travel tickets home for Thanksgiving or Winter Recess.
New Student Guide
- Please read through the information contained in the New Student Guide