Happy New Year… and welcome to interterm! I hope you had a wonderful winter break. I will be sending announcements only as needed during interterm, so they may not come out each week. The following are my announcements for the week of January 2:
- Interterm deadlines – Please note these interterm academic deadlines:
- Monday, January 8, is the last day to add interterm courses, drop courses without record of enrollment (i.e., a W), and change a course to audit option.
- Tuesday, January 9, is the last day to add internships, experiential learning projects, an individual study, or reading and conference course.
- Thursday, January 18, is the last day to drop a course with a W or change grading option (P/NP or letter grade).
- Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – The University will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
- Deadline to apply for degree conferral –Seniors, although you might complete all of your degree program requirements by the end of spring semester, please remember that graduation is not automatic. All students who are preparing to graduate must apply for Degree Conferral online in the Student Center so that the Office of the Registrar can assess your eligibility to receive your degree. Please apply for the actual semester in which all of your degree requirements will be (or have been) met. The online application for Degree Conferral takes only a few moments to complete and there is no cost to seniors. For more information, go to https://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/graduation/. The preferred deadline for May or August degree conferral is January 15.
- Rock ‘n’ Rollerskating – UPB is hosting an interterm excursion on Saturday at Holiday Skate Center from 10pm-midnight for two hours of free skating. Transportation and skate rental is also free, and some snacks will be provided. You can RSVP for your ticket at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.
- Student Union interterm hours – The hours for the Student Union during interterm are as follows:
- Monday-Thursday: 7am-10pm
- Friday: 7am-8pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 10am-8pm
- Julianne Argyros Fitness Center – The hours for the Fitness Center during interterm are as follows:
- Monday-Thursday: 5am-9pm
- Friday: 7am-7pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 10am-6pm
Both the Julianne Argyros Fitness Center and the Student Union will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
- Union Fit schedule – The Student Union staff will be offering pop-up fitness sessions in Argyros Forum 119 during interterm:
- January 8: Zumba from 8:30-9:30pm
- January 10: Yoga from 4:30-5:30pm
- January 16: Kickboxing from 6:30-7:30pm
- Dining hours during interterm – The following are the interterm hours of our campus eateries:
- Starbucks – Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am-1:30pm
- Qdoba – Monday-Friday 11:30am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm
- Subconnection – Monday-Friday 7:30am-3pm; closed Saturday and Sunday
- Jamba Juice – Monday-Friday 11am-3pm; closed Saturday and Sunday
- Rotunda Café – Monday-Friday 7am-10pm; closed Saturday and Sunday
- Randall Dining Commons – Randall Dining Commons will only be open the following meal periods:
- Monday-Thursday 7:30-9:30am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 5-8pm
- Friday 7:30-9:30am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 5-7:30pm
- Saturday and Sunday 10:30am-1pm, 5-6:30pm
- Einstein Bros. Bagels, Simply to Go @ Digital Media Arts Center, and Twelve will be closed
- Parking updates for interterm – Here are a few parking reminders for interterm:
- Valid parking permits are required at all times, even during interterm.
- During interterm, resident permit holders may leave vehicles parked in the Jim Miller structure levels 3-5. There is no vehicle storage permitted in any other lot, and vehicles left parked beyond 15 days in any location other than the Jim Miller structure may be towed. Please store all valuables out of sight, as the University can assume no liability for any theft or damage to vehicles left parked on University property.
- The Cypress lot and Village Park Orchard lot will no longer be available for parking due to the upcoming construction of the new residence hall at Palm and Cypress.
- The parking fee waiver deadline for the spring semester is February 19 at 5pm. Students who had a parking permit during the fall semester but will not need one for the spring semester must return their parking permits and submit a waiver request online at chapman.edu/vr by the waiver deadline in order to receive a refund for the spring portion of the parking fee.
Additional information regarding parking can be obtained at http://www.chapman.edu/campus-services/parking-services/ or by emailing email@example.com.
- FAFSA preferential deadline March 2 – Don’t forget that the 2018-19 FAFSA preferential deadline for financial aid is coming up on March 2. The website is fafsa.ed.gov. This is a critical deadline for those of you receiving federal, state, or Chapman financial aid.
- Fish Interfaith Center events – Fish Interfaith Center hours during interterm will be Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. While all weekly events will resume during the first week of the spring semester, there will still be weekly meditation drop-in hours from noon-1pm on Monday during interterm.
- Using neighbors’ addresses for pickups and deliveries – We have received complaints from some of the residents on Grand St. across from the residence halls that students are using their addresses for food deliveries, Uber pickups, etc. Disrupting our neighbors for your convenience is disrespectful, so I ask that you please discontinue this practice if you are doing so.
- OC Home Fair – Chapman’s Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance is hosting the annual OC Home Fair in Beckman Hall on January 27. This is a community event designed to provide home owners, home buyers, renters, and investors with free, personalized, and comprehensive information from some of the leading experts in real estate. To learn more about this event, visit OCHomeFair.com.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Interterm – Students take interterm classes for a variety of reasons. Some take a course that satisfies a general education requirement, while others take a course they find particularly challenging so they can focus just on that class; moreover, some students take advantage of some of the great travel courses that we offer. Of course, there are many students who skip interterm all together, either because they don’t need the credits or they just want an extended break. As a result, interterm is really a unique time at Chapman. In addition to just focusing on one class, there are not so many activities and programs scheduled. This gives students considerably more downtime than they tend to have during the rest of the academic year. My suggestion is for you to make the most of this downtime – meet new people, read a book you have been putting off, research internship or other opportunities for spring semester, explore some new part of SoCal. If you do so, you can make your interterm not only unique but rewarding and productive as well.
- Panthers playing at home during interterm –
- Men’s Basketball v. Redlands on Wednesday, January 3, at 7pm; v. Cal Tech on Monday, January 8, at 7pm; v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday, January 13, at 2pm; v. Occidental on Wednesday, January 17, at 7pm; and v. Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday, January 24, at 7pm (Hutton Center)
- Women’s Basketball v. Whittier on Wednesday, January 10, at 7pm; v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday, January 13, at 4pm; and v. Hope International on Thursday, January 18, at 7pm (Hutton Center)
- Swimming and Diving v. Mills on Friday, January 12, at 3pm; and v. Redlands, Occidental, and La Verne on Saturday, January 13, at 10:30am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Softball v. Whitworth on Friday, January 26, at 3pm and 5:30pm; and v. Alumni in an exhibition game on Saturday, January 27, at 11am (El Camino Real Park)
- Events in the Arts during interterm – There are no events scheduled during interterm.
It’s nice to have you back and I hope you have a great interterm – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs