June 10, 2011
Dear first-year students,
We hope this second weekly email finds you well. Last week we wrote to you about the first-year course lottery, the Academic Interests Questionnaire, and UCAAP. If you missed that email, you can read it at http://www.brown.edu/orientation under “Weekly Emails.” This week’s email contains information about a required housing questionnaire (due next Wednesday) and a free online course for students planning to take chemistry this fall. Also, watch your inbox for a special email that will give you access to the mandatory online tutorial regarding Brown's Academic and Student Conduct Codes.
Roommate questionnaire (due June 15)
Complete this required housing questionnaire at https://reslife.brown.edu/forms/new_student_questionnaire/index.html. We’ll ask about your study habits, your tolerance for noise, and other campus life issues. The idea is to match you with a roommate whose preferences in these areas are reasonably similar to yours.
Chem 100-web (opens June 15)
If you plan to take chemistry this fall, consider taking Chem 100-web, a free on-line summer tutorial that reviews general chemistry. The course includes a diagnostic exam that will help you gauge your readiness for Chem 0330. Registration for the tutorial is open from June 15 to August 15. To register, go to https://sites.google.com/a/brown.edu/chemistry-0100. After a few days, you’ll be able to access the course in http://mycourses.brown.edu.
Reminders from last week
The first-year course lottery is open through Monday, June 20. Students who enter the lottery are placed randomly in either a CAP course or a first-year seminar, depending on which lottery they have entered. Students who are not placed in one of their preferred courses in the first round have priority placement in the second round lottery, which opens June 24. Go to http://www.brown.edu/college and click on “New Students” to access the lottery.
There were some technical difficulties with the course lottery application last week. If you have already submitted your preferences, please check the system to ensure they were recorded as you intended.
Applications for the University-Community Academic Advising Program (UCAAP) are also due on June 15. You can read about the program and submit your application at http://swearercenter.brown.edu/advising/ucaap.
If you have questions or need help with any of the forms we’re asking you to complete, please call us at 401 863-9800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advising Team at Brown