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UThisWeek | April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014
By Casey Blais and David Melchin

W2RAP UP the term

Join us for wellness activities, writing support, research support, academic support and peer-assisted study sessions during W2RAP Up. Various activities and events take place throughout the day between 10 am - 4 pm in Gallery Hall & the Main Floor Foyer of the TFDL.

Feel free to drop by anytime or you can register for a specific session to secure a seat. Sessions run April 7, 8, 9.

Winter 2014 Final Exams

Final exams for the Winter 2014 term are fast approaching. The examination period is April 17, 19 - 29. You can check your exam schedule in the Student Centre by navigating to "Exam Schedule" in the Academic drop-down menu. More information on exams is also available online. It's a good idea to double-check the schedule before each exam, as room locations are subject to change.

Last day to withdraw from classes

The deadline to withdraw from most classes is Monday, April 14 (ensure you check the end date of your courses in the Student Centre; this will be the last day to withdraw).

All withdrawals through the Student Centre must be completed by 11:59:59 pm on Monday and all change of registration forms for manual withdrawals must be received by Enrolment Services, MB 117, by 4:30 pm on Monday.

You'll need to talk to a faculty advisor before you can withdraw from a course if:

  • You are withdrawing from a course for the second time
  • You are withdrawing from a course and are enrolled in the Schulich School of Engineering, the Werklund School of Education, the Faculty of Social Work, or the Faculty of Nursing, or are enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program
  • You have already withdrawn from more than nine courses

If you're concerned about the impact a withdrawal may have on your awards or government student loans, contact Enrolment Services.

Deadlines still apply, even if you need to speak with a faculty advisor before being permitted to withdraw from a course.

Clear Bag Project: Protecting your valuables while curbing cheating

During the upcoming semester examination period, students who are writing exams in the Red, Gold, or Auxiliary Gymnasiums will be provided with a large clear plastic bag for their personal valuables.

You are encouraged to take advantage of this initiative to leave larger backpacks at home, in a locker or alternate safe location.

The plastic bag is meant for small items of value, like a wallet, phone, tablet, or laptop, but could easily fit a textbook.  All electronics will be required to be fully shut down and bags should be returned at the end of the exam for re-use.

Academic Integrity Research Survey

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in an academic integrity research survey. Responses will contribute to a national study, as well as help the university ensure honest students are not disadvantaged and to protect the integrity of the degrees we award.

BSD Day of Service

Celebrate the last day of classes by participating in a one-day community service-learning project. The ucalgarycares BSD Day of Service on April 16 is a fun way to connect your on-campus experience to the greater Calgary community.

Volunteer opportunities are available at Wildwood Garden, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, the Drop In Centre, the Mustard Seed and the Calgary Zoo.

Space is limited, so register today!

Other News

Add positions to your Co-Curricular Record
Students have until Monday, May 5 to add positions they held during the 2013 - 2014 year (inclusive of May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014) to their CCR. To add positions you held to your CCR, please visit the CCR website. Refer to our tutorial video for additional help.

Faces of UCalgary
This week, we present accounting student Cheyenne, and Jolene Tansley, an academic advisor for prospective students from the Student Success Centre.

Scholars Academy
Are you a driven student at the top of your class? Are you engaged in leadership opportunities on campus or in your community? If so, the Scholars Academy may be for you. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 14. Visit for more information.