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STUDENT HUB

Hello ArcD! Explore this site to see weekly announcements, advising info, policies and resources, job, internship, and scholarship opportunities, upcoming electives and study abroad trips, student org information and events! Site will be updated weekly during the academic year.

September 26, 2022

Hello!

ArcD:

Advising:

  • Electing “Credit/No Credit” can be a worthy alternative to dropping a class in some cases. If you’re struggling in a class, electing “Credit/No Credit” for that class could protect your GPA from whatever grade you earn in that class. The deadline to elect “Credit/No Credit” for a qualifying full-semester class is October 3. Guidance for students in the Department of Architecture is available here and guidance for students in the Department of Design is available here.
  • Each student in ArcD has a “DRP: No Drops” hold on their account for most of each fall and spring semester. That hold won’t prevent you from enrolling in classes, but it will prevent you from dropping a class through Enroll & Pay without talking to your academic advisor first.
  • A grade of “W” will appear on your account if you drop a full-semester class any time before the November 16 deadline to drop. One “W” isn’t usually a problem on its own, though several consecutive semesters with a “W” and/or multiple grades of “W” in a single semester can affect financial aid eligibility. Contact your financial aid counselor if you have questions about this.
  • Dropping a full-semester class will result in no refund on the tuition and fees associated with that class.
  • Short classes have unique refund and enrollment deadlines.
  • Questions? Concerns? Ideas? Contact your academic advisor for real-time assistance with enrollment planning and processes, academic policies, and assistance navigating challenges. They are experts who can connect you with strategies and resources to facilitate your success. Check out this page for information about your academic advisor’s drop in hours and availability.
  • The school just announced important updates about academic advising! Missed that email? We’ve got you covered! Here’s that message in web form.

September 19, 2022

Hello!

ArcD:

Advising:

  • This Monday (9/19) at 11:59p is the deadline for a 50% refund on the tuition and fees for a dropped full-semester class. Dropping a full-semester class after that deadline will result in a 0% refund for the class. It’s still possible to drop full-semester classes until November 16. Visit virtual drop-in hours on Monday (12:30-4:30p) for real-time assistance from an academic advisor if you’re thinking about dropping a class. Jayhawk Academic Advising emailed you instructions for how to join those drop-in hours.
  • This Monday (9/19) at 11:59p is the deadline to add/swap full-semester classes. The deadline to add/swap full-semester classes through Enroll & Pay passed on 8/26, but you can still request instructor permission to add/swap classes using this webform tonight’s deadline. Academic advisors are available to provide real-time assistance with enrollment if needed.
  • Starting this Tuesday (9/20), you’ll have the option to elect “Credit/No Credit” for one class for the fall semester. That can be a worthy alternative to dropping a class in some cases. Guidance for students in the Department of Architecture is available here and guidance for students in the Department of Design is available here.
  • Each student in ArcD has a “DRP: No Drops” hold on their account for most of each fall and spring semester. That hold won’t prevent you from enrolling in classes, but it will prevent you from dropping a class through Enroll & Pay without talking to your academic advisor first.
  • A grade of “W” will also appear on your account if you drop a full-semester class any time before the November 16 deadline to drop. One “W” isn’t usually a problem on its own, though several consecutive semesters with a “W” and/or multiple grades of “W” in a single semester can affect financial aid eligibility. Contact your financial aid counselor if you have questions about this.
  • Students in the Department of Architecture can find their advisor’s availability here and students in the Department of Design can find their advisor’s availability here.
  • Short classes have unique refund and enrollment deadlines which are outlined here: https://registrar.ku.edu/fall-2022-short-courses

September 12, 2022

Hello!

  • Two ArcD faculty members made the Best of Lawrence list in the KU teacher category. Congrats to Anne Patterson for 3rd place and Mike Sinclair for 10th! There are 4,776 faculty members at KU so this is a fantastic win! Also take a minute to check out the Best of Lawrence list for all your coffee and burrito recommendation needs.
  • Do you need your heart warmed? Read this story about Dottie, the new Lawrence Public Library bookmobile, designed by KU Architecture students. 
  • There's a lot of great content on our social channels! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or everyone's favorite LinkedIn
  • If you have an Adobe subscription, they have a great selection of free virtual events and on-demand tutorials for all skill levels and in many creative disciplines. It's also definitely worth checking out the virtual Adobe Max conference this year. 

Advising

  • Dropping a full-semester class after 11:59p this Monday (9/12) will result in a grade of “W” appearing on your account for the dropped class. One “W” isn’t usually a problem on its own, though several consecutive semesters with a “W” and/or multiple grades of “W” in a single semester can affect financial aid eligibility. Contact your financial aid counselor if you have questions about this.
  • You’ll see a “DRP: No Drops” hold appear on your account starting this Tuesday (9/13). That hold won’t prevent you from enrolling in classes, but it will prevent you from dropping a class through Enroll & Pay without talking to your academic advisor first.
  • 11:59p next Monday (9/19) is the deadline to receive a 50% refund for a dropped full-semester class. The deadline for a 100% refund on dropped full-semester classes passed on 8/26. Talk to your academic advisor if you’re thinking about dropping a class!
  • 11:59p next Monday (9/19) is the deadline to add/swap full-semester classes. The deadline to add/swap full-semester classes through Enroll & Pay passed on 8/26, but you can still request instructor permission to add/swap classes using this webform until next Monday’s deadline. Academic advisors are available to provide real-time assistance with enrollment if needed.
  • Students in the Department of Architecture can find their advisor’s availability here and students in the Department of Design can find their advisor’s availability here.
  • Short classes have unique refund and enrollment deadlines
  • Starting next Tuesday (9/20), you’ll have the option to elect “Credit/No Credit” for one class for the fall semester. That can be a worthy alternative to dropping a class in some cases. Guidance for students in the Department of Architecture is available here and guidance for students in the Department of Design is available here.

September 5, 2022

Hello! No Classes Monday! 

ArcD

  • Design Symposium this Thursday (9/8) at 6 p.m. in Budig 130 with illustrator Alison Nowak
  • Architecture Lecture Series is this Friday (9/9) at 11:30 a.m. in the Forum with KU Architecture’s Kapila Silva.

Advising

  • The deadline for a 100% refund on dropped full-semester classes passed on 8/26. You’ll receive a 50% refund on the tuition and fees for any full-semester class you drop at this point. Talk to your academic advisor if you’re thinking about dropping a class! Contact Architecture Advising or Contact Design Advising
  • Dropping a full-semester class after 11:59p next Monday (9/12) will result in a grade of “W” appearing on your account for the dropped class. One “W” isn’t usually a problem on its own, though several consecutive semesters with a “W” and/or multiple grades of “W” in a single semester can affect financial aid eligibility. Contact your financial aid counselor if you have questions about this.
  • The deadline to add/swap full-semester classes through Enroll & Pay passed on 8/26. You can still request instructor permission to add/swap classes using this webform.
  • Short classes have unique refund and enrollment deadlines.

August 29, 2022

Greetings all!

ArcD

  • The deadline for a 100% refund on dropped full-semester classes passed at 11:59p last Friday (8/26). You’ll receive a 50% refund for any full-semester class you drop at this point.
  • The deadline to add/swap full-semester classes through Enroll & Pay passed at 11:59p last Friday (8/26). You can still request instructor permission to add/swap classes using this webform. Real-time assistance is available for enrollment questions! Students in the Department of Architecture can find their advisor’s availability here and students in the Department of Design can find their advisor’s availability here.
  • Short classes have unique refund and enrollment deadlines.
  • The university will be closed next Monday (9/5) for the Labor Day holiday. That day, no classes will be held and most offices across campus will be closed.
  • All Design Symposium and Architecture Lecture Series have been added to the events page.
  • Check out the new community events page for info about Lawrence’s Paper Plains Zine Fest and free life drawing sessions from our friends in Visual Arts.
  • Take care of that noggin! Make sure you have a plan to deal with stress and anxiety through tools like meditation, exercise, journaling, or talking to a friend or mental health professional. You can explore some of the KU and community mental health resources at the bottom of this page.

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Architecture

August 22, 2022

Welcome back!

  • New Student Welcome is this Sunday (8/21) from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Marvin Hall. Come explore our facilities, meet some of the ArcD community and eat a snow cone!
  • Coffee and Tea from ArcD! Served up hot on Monday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday (8/26) at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to add/swap full-semester classes through Enroll & Pay. That's also the deadline for a 100% refund for any dropped full-semester classes. Short courses have different deadlines which are listed here.
  • Questions or concerns on any subject? Visit your academic advisor's drop-in hours for real-time assistance this week. Drop-in hours for Laura Leonard (ARCH/IA advisor) are listed here and Zac Shields (Design advisor) are listed here.
  • For their convenience, first-year students enrolled in BDS 101 and/or 103 have lockers reserved for them! Most of those folks have a locker reserved on the 3rd floor outside the BDS classrooms, though a few students have lockers reserved for them downstairs. Those students are welcome to swap lockers with one another, or they’re welcome to swap to lockers elsewhere in Chalmers if they’d prefer.
  • Most lockers on the 2nd and 5th floor of Chalmers hall are available on a first-come, first-served basis! Available lockers are marked with a flyer with instructions for reserving the locker.  
  • Design Symposium kicks off this Thursday with Illustrator Jasjyot Singh Hans.
  • Take a minute to explore the new current students site! Have feedback on the site? Send it to Marissa

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