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“TUNE INTO WINDSOR”. Welcome! Student Session Unregistered 2007. Agenda for this Virtual Orientation. To Discuss: Specific information you need to throughout the summer leading up to university. General information that will help you during your first year.

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tune into windsor
“TUNE INTO WINDSOR”

Welcome!

Student Session

Unregistered

2007

agenda for this virtual orientation
Agenda for this Virtual Orientation

To Discuss:

  • Specific information you need to throughout the summer leading up to university.
  • General information that will help you during your first year.

(Windsor Welcome Week will provide you with more detailed information about first year)

what s the university of windsor known for
WHAT’S THE UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR KNOWN FOR???
  • Highest number of International students in Canada
  • Track and Field team in Canada
  • Leading researcher in Social Justice, Environment & Automotive sector
  • Detroit Skyline (Odette Sculpture Park)
  • Ambassador Bridge
faculties
UNDERGRADUATE

(1st year  4th year)

-Arts and Social Sciences

-Science

-Nursing

-Odette School of Business

-Engineering

-Human Kinetics

-Inter-faculty: Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Forensics & Criminology

GRADUATE

-Master/Doctoral Programs

-Education

-Law

FACULTIES
academic year
-Fall Semester/Winter Semester: 13 weeks

-Intersession/Summer Session: 6 or 10 weeks

-Larger class sizes

-Greater variety of classes

-Plagiarism rules (see policy guide in student agenda)

-Cannot use the same essay for two classes

-Amount of free time changes

-Have to buy your books

ACADEMIC YEAR
semester setup
SEMESTER SETUP…

-Marking Scale (13=A+, 12=A, 11=A- etc.)

-10 day exam period after each semester

-Max load/semester is 5 classes

*depends on program

-Full time Status: 4-5 classes

-Part time Status: 1-3 classes

lingo
LINGO

The “Requisites”

Prerequisite – A course that MUST be completed with a passing grade BEFORE you can register for the next

Co-requisite – A course which MUST be taken WITH another course

Anti-requisite – A course, if ALREADY completed will not allow you to receive a credit in the desired class

The “Averages”

Sessional Average – Average of the marks of one semester

Cumulative Average – Average of the marks from all completed courses

Major Average – Average of the marks in your required courses

program requirements
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

General Degree

-30 courses, 3 years

-Minimum GPA needed to graduate

C- Major Average & Cumulative

Honours Degree

-40 courses, 4 years

-Minimum GPA needed to graduate

B- Major Average

C- Cumulative Average

*may be exceptions, check online undergrad calendar (http://uwindsor.ca/calendars) for details*

understanding course codes

UNDERSTANDING COURSE CODES

Course Numbering System

Each course is identified by a four part number ( _ _ - _ _ - _ _ _ -_ _)

- The first part refers to the faculty

- The second part refers to the subject area

- The third part refers to the level of the course

- The fourth part refers to section of the course

Sections

- In addition to the course number, each course has specific section codes that specify whether it is a lecture or lab/ tutorial:

-Lecture Section codes: - 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. are day courses

- 30, 31, etc. is a night course

- 91 is a distance education course

- Lab Section codes: - 51, 52, 53, etc. are labs

how should i know
HOW SHOULD I KNOW?

To find out what courses to take:

- Look in your admissions package (program specific)

- Use the online course calendar:

http://www.uwindsor.ca/sis

  • Calendars (left hand column): Requirements for degree
  • Timetables (left hand column): Current timetable information
read me
READ ME!
  • When reading the timetable remember the day codes are: M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, R = Thursday, F = Friday
  • Make sure to create a conflict free schedule. You can’t have classes at the same time, and exams can’t overlap. Try to spread your classes out over the week; don’t clump them all onto two days.
  • 10 minutes in between classes is plenty of time to get from one to the other

***Don’t forget to add labs and tutorials. You are NOT automatically registered for these just by registering for the course itself***

getting started
Getting Started

Step 1: Go to “uwindsor.ca/sis“

Step 2: Click on the SIS link

Step 3: Enter your student ID and your 4-digit personal access code

keep on going
Keep On Going…

Step 4: Click on “Register/Add or Drop Courses”

Step 5: - Select “2006 Fall”,

- click on “Begin to Register”,

- then click “Confirm your Program”

pick those classes
Pick Those Classes.
  • Under “Add/Drop”, click Add
  • Under “Course” and Section” fill in the appropriate course info
  • Under “Option” choose Normal
  • - When finished entering all courses scroll up & click on “Process Your Requests”

Step 6: Once you see this screen, do the following:

give yourself a hand
GIVE YOURSELF A HAND!

Step 7: Once you have clicked on

“Process Your Requests”, scroll down

to see if you were successful (thumbs-up)

or unsuccessful (thumbs-down)

Step 8: Once you have added all your classes you should check the system to confirm you are registered in all your

classes

Be sure to register BEFORE July 1st!!

the big 3
THE BIG 3

Cashier’s Office

- (uwindsor.ca/cashiers) click Payment Options

Student Awards & Financial Aid Office

-OSAP

-Awards/Scholarship/Bursaries

Registrar’s Office

-Add/Drop courses (Pick up Course Change Form)

-Transcripts/Grade Appeals

-Change of major

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Available for pickup the first week of school
  • Applications available online at http://osap.gov.on.ca (sooner the better!)
  • For more specific questions see the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at the Info Fair
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-Check your grades (posted approx. 2 weeks after exams)

Grading System (A+= 13, A= 12, A-= 11, B+= 10, etc..)

-Viewing your finances

-Registering/Dropping classes

*Remember you MUST register for your lab sections separately

-Search for Awards

-View your textbook listings

webmail
WEBMAIL
  • Register at

www.uwindsor.ca/uwinaccount

-click on “activate student account”

-usually takes 24 hrs

  • You MUST have an activated user account
  • Primary way for University to contact you and the ONLY way that you may contact your professors or any Univerisity employee (ie. TA/GA).
  • Check out the step-by-step instructions later on in this online orientation
who s there to help you get riented
WHO’S THERE TO HELP YOUGET RIENTED??

-U-CREW

-UCREW Leaders are upper-year students who volunteer to help you:

-transition into the university lifestyle

-make the most of the services available to you

-answers to questions you may have about ANYTHING!

  • Sign up for a UCREW leader at www.uwindsor.ca/ucrew
disabilities
DISABILITIES

Student Disability Services

-Provides accommodations and accessibility for students with disabilities

-Classroom, exam, specialized equipment, support for learning disabilities, advocacy and more

Students with Disabilities

-Must prove current and detailed documentation

-Sign up early (information booth this afternoon)

-All information provided is kept confidential

build
BUILD
  • One-week program
  • Students with disabilities are involved in peer mentoring, academic skills training, and one-on-one advising.
  • Lots of fun social events too!
  • Must possess documentation confirming a diagnosis of a learning disability.
  • Register online: www.uwindsor.ca/disability
student development support
Student Development & Support
  • Aboriginal Education Centre

(Turtle Island)

  • Academic Writing Centre
    • Help with essay writing
  • Centre for Career Education
    • Resume clinics
  • Educational Development Centre
    • LEADS, STEPS, SOS
  • International Student Centre
    • Can apply to go on exchange 2nd year

and later

  • Student Counselling
leddy library
LEDDY LIBRARY
  • 4 floors
  • Quiet study areas
  • Help desk available
  • Printing and photocopying capabilities
  • Computers available
  • Williams Coffee Pub
  • Must validate your student card at the front desk before you can access all these great features!
  • Can access on line journals from home
safety services on campus
SAFETY SERVICES ON CAMPUS
  • Campus Police
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Emergency phones
  • -yellow box, blue light
  • WALKSAFE
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Indoor Facilities:
  • Swimming pool (25 yards X 25 metres)
  • Locker rooms (male & female)
  • Sauna (male & female)
  • Fieldhouse (200 meter mondo track, hardwood courts & mondo courts)
  • “The Forge” 7500 square foot (2 floor) fitness centre

Outdoor Facilities:

  • 5 grass fields (2 lighted)
  • 2500 seat multi use 8 lane track & field / football / soccer stadium
varsity intramural sports
VARSITY & INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Intramural Teams

  • Basketball (M&Co-ed)
  • Volleyball
  • Innertube Waterpolo
  • Floor/Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Soccer (M&Co-ed)
  • Indoor Football
  • Curling
  • Dodgeball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Varsity Teams

  • Basketball (M & W)
  • Cross Country (M & W)
  • Curling (M & W)
  • Football (M only)
  • Golf (M & W)
  • Ice Hockey (M & W)
  • Soccer (M & W)
  • Volleyball (M & W)
  • Rugby (M only)
that s not all
THAT’S NOT ALL!
  • Dance
    • - Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin Ballroom
  • Varsity Club Teams

- Fastpitch (W only)

  • Affiliated Student Clubs

- Lancers Cheer Squad

- Lancers Dance Pack

  • Recreational / Sport Club
    • Aikido
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Masters Swim
  • Intramural Programs
  • Fitness Programs
  • Aquatics (Aqua Fit)
  • Mind & Body
    • Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates

Sign up at the St.Denis Centre in September

student health
STUDENT HEALTH
  • Health Services (Located 2nd floor of CAW)
    • On-campus clinic
  • Health & Sex Education
  • Pharmacy (lower level of CAW)
  • Opt-Out (if already covered by parents plan)
    • Complete application online during the first three weeks of September (watch out for email in your Uwin account)
    • Pick-up cheque in mid November at UWSA office (2nd floor CAW centre)
how to get around
How To Get Around
  • Parking Services (located 2nd floor of CAW)
  • Parking Passes/Cost -sell out VERY quickly!

-8 month ($200)

-12 month ($240)

*Different lots to park in depending on where your class is on campus

  • Parking Lots
    • Visitor Lot $4/day
    • Pay and Display $1/hour
  • Bus/Fair/Passes
    • $2.35/per ride
    • $75/month or $208/ 4months
  • Cabbing It!
    • Veteran, LA Taxi, Checkers (approx. $20 to the mall, $6 to downtown)
clubs and societies
Clubs and Societies
  • There are 16 Societies on Campus.
  • Societies represent some programs and faculties in the UWSA.
  • Clubs are a fun way to take an active role in the University of Windsor.
  • There are over 100 Clubs.
  • Can’t find one you like??? START YOUR OWN!
  • All it takes is filling out a few forms and find 10 members.
textbooks
TEXTBOOKS
  • COST?
  • Approx. $500 - $600/semester
  • PLACES to Buy?

-University of Windsor Bookstore (beside Odette School of Business)

-Used Bookstore (opens 2nd week of school) (bottom of CAW Centre)

-www.booksforexchange.com

preparing for university
Preparing for University
  • Get your own alarm clock
  • Learn how to cook and do laundry
  • Establish open communication with your parents
  • Don’t depend on your parents to complete your tasks

(ex. sign up for Head Start)

  • If you need help or have a question, ask!
  • Manage your time (get a planner)
  • Save money for school or emergencies
  • Take responsibility and be accountable

Remember you are now considered an adult

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Join us

On FACEBOOK

Groups to Join:

New at the U of W ’07- meet your fellow classmates before you even arrive here in September!

UCREW- get to know other new students with the same questions

as you!

online networks beware my space youtube facebook etc
ONLINE NETWORKS: BEWARE(My Space, YouTube, Facebook etc.)
  • Don’t post personal information

ex. birth date

  • Remember this could be read by anyone, even future employers!
  • Time consuming
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-DATES: September 2 - 9

-Attendance is critical to your success!!

-Academic and Social Programming

-Welcome Convocation

-Free tuition draw

-Single & Sexy play

-All off campus and residence student welcome

Check out all the fun and exciting events on www.windsorwelcomeweek.ca

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You will also find out about:
  • Grade Point Averages (what they mean)
  • Academic Probation
  • Other on-campus services that can help you to succeed
  • Ways to get involved and get experience
  • Last day for reversal of incidental fees for course withdrawal and last day to withdraw voluntarily from courses
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Questions?

Contact the Educational Development Centre

519-253-3000 Ext 3288

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