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:
- Tuesday, 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.
- Wednesday, January 9, is the last day to change your grading option (P/NP or letter grade). It is also the last day to add internships, experiential learning projects, an individual study, or reading and conference course.
- Thursday, January 17, is the last day to drop a course with a W.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – The University will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
- Student Union interterm hours– The hours for the Student Union during interterm are as follows:
- Monday-Friday: 8am-2pm
- Saturday and Sunday: Closed
- Julianne Argyros Fitness Center interterm hours –
- Monday-Thursday: 5am-8pm
- Friday: 7am-7pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 10am-6pm
Both the Julianne Argyros Fitness Center and the Student Union will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
- Doti-Struppa Rock Wall update – Please note that the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall is currently closed for maintenance and cleaning, and will reopen on January 28.
- Important information for students graduating in the spring – This is a reminder to apply for degree conferral as soon as possible, preferably by January 15. Visit https://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/graduation/index.aspxfor more information.
- 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 interterm parking reminders:
- Valid parking permits are required at all times, even during interterm.
- During interterm, resident permit holders may leave vehicles parked in the residence complex in the Jim Miller structure. 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 roll up all windows, lock the vehicle, and store all valuables out of sight, as the University assumes no liability for any theft or damage to vehicles left parked on University property.
- The parking fee waiver deadline for the spring semester is February 18 at 5pm. If you had a parking permit during the fall semester but will not need one for the spring semester, you must return your parking permit, and submit a waiver request online at https://www.chapman.edu/campus-services/parking-services/register.aspx by the waiver deadline in order to receive a refund for the spring portion of the parking fee.
- 2019-20 Resident Advisor applications – If you are seeking more ways to get involved on campus, give back to the Chapman community, and gain valuable leadership experience, I would encourage you to consider applying to be a Resident Advisor for the 2019-20 academic year. Make sure to attend one of the information sessions throughout January to learn more about the application process and position requirements; applications are due on Sunday, February 3. You can view the application by logging into Engage at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/ and searching for “2019-2020 Resident Advisor Application.”
- Important financial aid information– The 2019-20 FAFSA and California Dream Act applications are available. For the FAFSA, go to gov to apply; you can also download the myStudentAid app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your phone or tablet and complete it on the app. For the California Dream Act application, go to dream.csac.ca.gov to apply. The preferred filing date is March 2 for both applications; please note that 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; the prayer/meditation room will also be available during open hours for students to use. 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 Mondays during interterm.
- A dinner event with Prof. Greg Daddis – On Wednesday, January 16, the World Affairs Council of Orange County (WACOC) has organized a special dinner event and conversation with Prof. Greg Daddis, Director of Chapman’s War and Society master’s program and retired US Army Colonel, on “Perpetual War: Lessons Learned from America’s Involvement in Vietnam.” The dinner will be held from 5:30-8:30pm at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Student tickets are $45. Go here for more information.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Interterm challenge – Last year in my thought of the week during interterm I encouraged you to make the most of your downtime by meeting new people and exploring new opportunities. At the risk of being unoriginal, I am going to renew this advice again this year. Interterm is a unique time specifically designed for such exploratory purposes, so other thoughts just seem out of place. This year, however, I will be a little more specific and challenge you to engage in three activities this interterm: 1) attend a Chapman sporting event, 2) attend a Chapman arts event (or museum), and 3) visit some place in southern California you haven’t already seen (my recommendation would be to see the sunset Crystal Cove). I promise to follow my own advice and do the same.
- Panthers playing at home during interterm –
- Women’s Basketball v. Whittier on Saturday, January 5, at 2pm; v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday, January 19, at 2pm; and v. Cal Lutheran on Wednesday, January 23, at 7pm (Hutton Center)
- Men’s Basketball v. Whitter on Saturday, January 5, at 4pm; v. Redlands on Monday, January 7, at 7pm; v. Caltech on Wednesday, January 16, at 7pm; and v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday, January 19, at 4pm (Hutton Center)
- Swimming and Diving v. Mills on Friday, January 18, at 11am and v. Biola on Saturday, January 26, at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Events in the Arts during interterm –
- Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will perform at the Musco Center on Thursday, January 24, at 7:30pm. Hubbard Street’s Musco Center debut will feature a diverse program by internationally recognized living artists.
- Dance: Works in Progress is a dance concert featuring a “work in progress” glimpse of Chapman’s talented dance student choreographers. Program 1 will take place on Saturday, January 26, at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Program 2 will take place on Sunday, January 27, also at 2pm and 7:30pm; all performances will be held in Partridge Dance Studio and there will be a dialogue with the choreographers following the show. Admission is free.
- Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, two Hall of Fame bluesmen, will perform at the Musco Center on Sunday, January 27, at 4pm. Bishop, with his Gibson guitar, and Musselwhite, with his wailing harmonica, exemplify the roots of Chicago blues in this meeting of musical minds.
- The Hilbert Museum continues its exhibit on How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Chuck Jones and the Making of an Animated Classic and Bay Area Scene Paintings. The museum is located at 167 N Atchison St., and admission is free. Find more information at http://www.hilbertmuseum.com/.
Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com.
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
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866