2020-2021 Guide and Calendar - UCCS

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2020-2021 Guide and Calendar - UCCS
2020-2021 Guide and Calendar
2020-2021 Guide and Calendar - UCCS
                                                               The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is
                                                               a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
                                                               The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable
                                                               program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA deals specifically
                                                               with the education records of students, affording them certain rights
                                                               with respect to those records.

                                                               For more details and to learn about the FERPA Consent to Release,
                                                               visit uccs.edu/registrar/ferpa-consent-to-release.

Welcome to the Mountain Lion Family!
                                                               Store important numbers in your phone
I’m excited to welcome you to UCCS and to our vibrant          UCCS Police | 719-255-3111 (or 911 for emergencies)
community of learning, engagement and opportunity. You’ll
soon learn that it’s our mission to fuel your success – and    Stay informed
our outstanding faculty and staff are committed to you and     Students and their families can stay informed of on-campus
your future.                                                   emergencies by visiting alerts.uccs.edu.

What awaits you at UCCS? A challenging, transformational       Sign up to receive emergency text messages
academic experience that will prepare you for your future      Students may sign up to receive emergency text messages from
career. Here at UCCS, you will work with caring and            UCCS Police at alerts.uccs.edu. Students can also add a parent/
innovative faculty and participate in undergraduate research   family member/spouse/friend to receive emergency notifications by
and internship opportunities. These experiences will prepare   going to rave.uccs.edu.
you to thrive, both during and after graduation.
                                                               Learn what to do in a campus emergency
You will also learn that our diverse, inclusive community      Review information on the UCCS Police website regarding what to
is dedicated to your wellbeing. You will have access to        do in a campus emergency.
resources for your physical and mental health. You will        uccs.edu/police/emerplan/emergency-procedures
practice your leadership skills as you engage with student
clubs, organizations and opportunities in the community.       Report crimes and safety concerns
Combined with academic support centers to help you excel,      To report a crime, or if you are in danger, contact UCCS Police at
you will have the tools you need to succeed.                   719-255-3111 (or 911 in the case of an emergency).

I am confident that we will achieve success together, and I    To report a student in crisis or to seek help navigating campus and
join our faculty and staff in warmly welcoming you to UCCS.    community support services, contact the Office of the Dean of
We are all looking forward to taking part in your journey.     Students (uccs.edu/dos) at 719-255-3091.

Respectfully,                                                  To report incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment, or
                                                               discrimination, submit a report online to the Office of Institutional
Venkat Reddy, Ph.D.                                            Equity (uccs.edu/equity), or call 719-255-4324.
                                                               Students: To talk confidentially without reporting, contact the
                                                               Wellness Center (uccs.edu/wellness) at 719-255-4444.
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Complete your    Apply for       Connect with      Complete          Reserve a         Prepare for       Pay your bill
financial aid    on-campus       your “getting     action items      parking permit    classes
                 housing         started” team
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Apply for financial aid

                •   Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) every
                    year at fafsa.gov. UCCS school code - 004509.

                •   Review your Student Aid Report. Once you complete your FAFSA, you
                    will be emailed a Student Aid Report (SAR) to review for accuracy. If you
                    need to make corrections, our Office of Financial Aid can assist you or
                    you can visit fafsa.gov.

                •   Complete your paperwork. Come in or send in your requested
                    documents to complete your financial aid file.

                •   Receive your notification of eligibility. You will get a letter from Financial
                    Aid detailing your eligibility.

                Enroll in classes

                •   Students must be enrolled in classes to receive financial aid.


                •   Students are initially awarded as a full-time student although some awards
                    may be reduced if the student is not enrolled full time (at least 12 credit

                •   For federal loans, a student must be enrolled at least half-time, which is a
                    minimum of six credit hours.
Complete your
financial aid   •   Waitlisted classes are not considered as “enrolled” classes.

                •   Verification of enrollment will happen each semester, ten days before the
                    start of classes and again at census date.

                View, accept, reduce, and/or decline awards

                •   Log in to myUCCS portal and click on the Financial Aid tab to view,
                    accept, reduce, and/or decline awards and/or loans.

                •   Complete and sign any applicable promissory note(s) for any loan(s) you
                    are accepting.

                •   First-time Federal Direct Loan borrowers and Federal GradPLUS
                    borrowers must complete loan entrance counseling at studentloans.gov.

                Receive financial aid disbursement

                Disbursement is the actual payment of financial monies toward the bill.
                Disbursement of financial aid monies to UCCS occurs no earlier than ten days
                prior to the first day of the semester.                                   3
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Move-in checklist

                                                                                        Review the Resident Handbook at
                                                                                        Purchase renters insurance.
                                                                                        Register for a parking permit online at
                                                                                         uccs.edu/pts/parking (included in the cost
On-campus housing at UCCS                                                                of housing).
                                                                                        Submit proof of required immunizations via
Living on campus is mandatory for all first-year students - some exceptions              the Wellness Center portal at
apply. For details visit uccs.edu/residence.
                                                                                        Sign up to receive emergency text alerts at
Apply today! Complete a housing application as soon as possible at                       alerts.uccs.edu.
uccs.edu/residence. All room types are first-come, first-served. The application        Connect with your roommate(s) to decide on what
will note your preferred room type, as well as any themed floor and roommate             shared items each will bring (microwave, TV, mini
requests.                                                                                fridge, etc.).
                                                                                        Create a packing list; residence hall rooms
What’s included: Parking, laundry, Wi-Fi, cable, and utilities.                          are functional, but small.
                                                                                    Things to consider bringing:
Placement information: Room assignments are completed based on

                                                                                        Bedding (XL twin sheets - 2 sets, blanket,
application date. During the summer, students are notified of their roommate(s)          comforter, pillows, pillow cases, mattress pad,
and room placement via UCCS email. Disability Services reviews requests for

                                                                                         foam topper)
housing and residential accommodations. uccs.edu/disability
                                                                                        Laundry supplies (detergent, dryer balls,
                                                                                         stain stick, laundry bag, clothes hangers,
Meal plans: Meal plans are included in the housing rate for students living              etc.)
in Summit Village and the Village at Alpine Valley. For commuter students and
                                                                                        Clothing (don’t forget a warm coat, gloves,
students living in the Alpine Village Apartments, meal plans are not required but
can be purchased. Clyde’s Cash offers bonus dollars and can be used at any
                                                                                         and hat)
                                                                                                                                                  Apply for
UCCS dining facility. For more information regarding dining services, visit uccs.       Bathroom supplies (toilet paper, shower
                                                                                         shoes, towels, toiletries, shower caddy, etc.)
edu/diningservices.                                                                                                                               housing
                                                                                        Decorations (wall art, rugs, poster putty, etc.)
Move-in times: Move-in for students living in first-year housing and/or enrolled        School supplies (pens, notebooks,
in GPS 1010 or GPS 1020 will be on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Specific                    highlighters, planner, etc.)
move-in times and details will vary depending on what village you are assigned.         Electronics/appliances (cell phone, surge
Check your UCCS email for specific move-in information, which will be released           protector, computer, TV and coaxial cable,
the first week of August.                                                                mini fridge, microwave, ethernet cable, etc.)
                                                                                        First aid kit and medications
Mailing addresses:
                                                                                        Kitchen supplies (microwave safe bowls/plates/
   Summit Village residents                                                              cups, storage containers and bags, can opener,
                                                                                         silverware, dish soap, dish cloth, dish towel, paper
   Students living in Aspen, Breckenridge, Copper, Eldora, Keystone, Monarch,            towels, travel mug, pot holders, water bottle, etc.)
   Steamboat, Telluride, or Vail
       Student Full Name, Box # (if known)                                              Food (oatmeal, granola bars, peanut butter, jelly,
                                                                                         popcorn, tea, soup, Ramen noodles, etc.)
       1010 Austin Bluffs Parkway
       Colorado Springs, CO 80918                                                       Other: fan, cleaning supplies (disinfecting
                                                                                         wipes, etc.), games, playing cards, sunscreen,
                                                                                         umbrella, lamp, flashlight, tool kit, sewing kit, etc.
   Village at Alpine Valley/Alpine Village residents
   Students living in Antero, Crestone, Cucharas, La Plata, San Juan, or Shavano        *For a list of policies regarding things you are not
       Student Full Name, Box # (if known)                                               allowed to bring, review the Resident Handbook at
       4645 Stanton Road                                                                 uccs.edu/residence/current-resident/policies.
       Colorado Springs, CO 80918                                                                                                                             4
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Academic Advising

                Academic advisors (uccs.edu/advising) are here to serve as a guide through a
                student’s college career. Advisors will discuss education, career, and life goals
                connecting students with campus resources. Advisors help develop an academic plan
                to help students stay on track with their degree progress.

                Students with any questions regarding their course schedules, degree plans, major
                exploration, or simply navigating college, can schedule an appointment with their
                academic advisor. Students may schedule an appointment with their academic advisor
                via Starfish (uccs.edu/starfish) or by calling 719-255-3260.

                Disability Services

                Disability Services (uccs.edu/disability) provides reasonable accommodations and
                support to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities.

                Students requesting accommodations can contact Disability Services at

                719-255-3354 to discuss possible accommodations.

                First Year Experience

Connect with    First Year Experience (uccs.edu/fye) supports students by helping them gain
your “getting   confidence around their ability to succeed academically at the university level. FYE
                meets with students to assess their current academic situation and then create a plan
started” team   which includes coaching students in improving academic performance and skills, along
                with helping them to establish a sense of belonging at UCCS.

                Students wishing to discuss the transition to UCCS, prepare for getting started at
                UCCS, explore campus academic spaces, set up a study schedule, or meet with a
                peer academic coach, may schedule an appointment via Starfish (uccs.edu/starfish)
                or by calling 719-255-3570.

                Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center

                The Wellness Center (uccs.edu/recwellness) provides convenient and affordable
                access to quality physical and mental health care for students. All actively enrolled
                students are welcome at the Wellness Center and medical insurance is not needed for
                an appointment. Students may schedule an appointment with the Wellness Center by
                calling 719-255-4444.

                Campus Recreation strives to provide students diverse and inclusive recreational and
                educational opportunities to promote and enhance their well-being.

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Log in to your myUCCS portal (uccs.edu/portal) to
               view your action items.                                                 Commuter students:
                                                                                       A limited number of parking permits are sold for
               There are two types of action items: to-do items and                    fall and spring (no limits during the summer) on

               holds.                                                                  a first-come, first-served basis. Students must

                                                                                       purchase a permit in advance online. For types

                                                                                       of permits sold, permit prices, and availability
                           To-Do items are items that you still                        visit: uccs.edu/pts.
                           need to complete or items that have
                           been assigned to you with an updated                        On campus residents:
                           status. Any incomplete to-do items may                      Students residing on-campus must register for
Complete                   result in a hold.                          Reserve a        a resident parking permit online prior to the first
action items                                                                           day of classes. Residents bringing a vehicle later
                                                                      parking permit   in the semester may register their license plate
                           Holds are items that may impact your                        online at that time. Parking permits are included
                           ability to register for classes in the                      in housing fees.
                           future and require immediate attention.

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Access and confirm your schedule for the semester

              •   Log in to your myUCCS portal (uccs.edu/portal).
              •   Your myUCCS portal homepage will feature a “Class Schedule” tile which can be expanded
                  for additional viewing features.

              Purchase your textbooks
              •   Log in to your myUCCS portal (uccs.edu/portal).
              •   Within the “Class Schedule,” a link will be provided under “Books” for each class.

              Purchase school supplies

              In general, school supplies are dependent on the student’s individual preferences. If a class
              requires supplies specific to the course, it will be listed on your required textbook list. However,
              here is a suggested supply list to get you started:
                   Pens/Pencils                     Notebooks/Paper                           Highlighters
                   Notecards                        Backpack                                  Planner
                   Binders


              Log in to Canvas and look for course syllabi

              Canvas is a tool many professors use to post class information including course syllabi,
              assignments, quizzes, and more. A week before classes begin, log in to your UCCS Canvas
              account (canvas.uccs.edu) and check to see if your professors have uploaded syllabi or
Prepare for   assignment information for your classes. If so, be sure to look over any syllabi to make sure that
              you have the books and/or supplies that you need.
              Check your UCCS email account
              It is important to check your UCCS email daily as this is the primary means of communication for
              the university. Your UCCS email is where you will receive emails from your professors, find out
              about important events on campus, and keep up with important deadlines.

              To check your UCCS email go to uccs.edu, click on the tools dropdown, and select Office 365
              email. You will log in with your UCCS email address and password. If you cannot remember your
              email or your password, please contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk (uccs.
              edu/oit) at 719-255-3536.

              Get your student ID card, if you have not already done so

              If you did not have the opportunity during Orientation, be sure to stop by the University Center
              Information Desk to pick up your student ID card. Your student ID card gives you access to your
              residence hall (if living on campus), access to the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center, and
              access to various events - among other things.

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Pay your bill
                                 Tuition & fees available:
                                                               Everything you need to know about your bill can be found in your myUCCS
                                                               portal (uccs.edu/portal). Once logged in, you can access a bill estimate, view
                                 ________________________      your balance, pay your bill, authorize others to view and pay your bill, authorize
                                                               direct deposit, authorize COF (Colorado Opportunity Fund), enroll in a payment
                                                               plan and view 1098-T tax forms.
                                 Financial aid disbursed:
         STAY ON TRACK!

                                                               Parents, family, and friends do not have access to their student’s myUCCS portal.
                                                               Only the student, and anyone that the student sets up as an authorized payer,
                                                               may view and pay the bill.
                                                               Students may add an authorized payer through their myUCCS portal. Authorized
                                                               payers may view/pay bills through QuikPay (uccs.edu/bursar).
                                 First eBill statement sent:
                                 ________________________      UCCS is a paperless billing campus.
                                                               Students receive an email to their UCCS email account when eBills are posted.

                                                               Payment plans are available.
                                                               Payment plans are available, but students must sign up for a payment plan prior

                                 Bill due date/census date:    to census date (the tuition due date). There is a $40 service fee to enroll in a

                                 ________________________      payment plan.

                                                                                                                                                    Pay your bill

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                                                                               “I find success at UCCS by getting involved in campus resources
                                                                               and being a part of the family-like community on campus every
An inside view of the campus greenhouse which provides produce to our          chance I get.”
campus dining services.                                                                             Elizabeth Dombowsky | Sophomore | Philosophy


Check UCCS.edu email daily                   Explore Mountain Lion Connect        Submit immunization records to                   Explore leadership opportunities
UCCS email is the official means             Mountain Lion Connect is             uccs.medicatconnect.com.                         Consider checking out UCCSlead,
of communication for UCCS.                   UCCS’s club and organization         Colorado requires that students                  a student leadership development
To access your uccs.edu email                management system. Get               provide proof of two Measles,                    program at UCCS with the goal
account go to uccs.edu, click on             involved, meet friends, develop      Mumps, and Rubella vaccinations                  of developing engaged and
the “tools” dropdown, and select             new skills and make an impact.       when attending classes at UCCS.                  ethical world-changing leaders.
Office 365 Email.                            uccs.edu/studentlife/mlc             Additionally, all incoming students              UCCSlead is open to all students
                                                                                  living in housing must provide proof             and incorporates transformational
                                                                                  of receiving the Meningococcal                   leadership experiences that
                                                                                  ACWY vaccination within the past                 culminate with a co-curricular
                                                                                  five years or sign a waiver prior to             transcript. uccs.edu/uccslead
                                                                                  move in.                                                                       9
Sunday                Monday                        Tuesday               Wednesday             Thursday                  Friday                   Saturday
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              Deadline for non-resident
              students to submit a
              petition for in-state tuition
              classification to the
              Registrar’s office
              for summer 2020

         7                               8                          9             10                              11                  12                          13

         14                              15                        16             17                              18                  19                          20

                                                                                          Last day to enroll or
                                                                                          waitlist in a summer
                                                                                          course without
              First day of                                                                instructor permission
              summer classes                                                              (full term classes)                                Pay plan auto deduction

         21                              22                        23             24                              25                  26                          27
              Final summer payment
              due in full or enroll in
              Two Pay payment plan            Immunization holds placed
                                              on student accounts for
              Summer census date              students who have not yet
              (last day to drop individual    submitted immunization
              full term summer classes        records to:
              for a full refund)              uccs.medicatconnect.com

         28                              29                        30

                                                                                                                       Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                  “To find success at UCCS you have to be willing to experience
                                                                                  new things and take every opportunity presented to you. Making
                                                                                  connections and staying involved will greatly impact your college
 Clyde, our campus mascot, relaxing in the summer breeze.                         experience.”
                                                                                                        Isaiah Wilkins | Junior | Sports Communication


 Reserve your parking permit                   Review your myUCCS portal              View your class schedule in                        Explore on campus employment
 All students planning to park on              to-do items                            your myUCCS portal                                 opportunities
 campus can reserve a parking                  The to-do items list will note         Make sure your schedule is                         On-campus jobs begin posting
 permit online beginning in August.            any important university related       what you want it to be. You                        in mid-July. Create an account,
 uccs.edu/pts                                  paperwork that still needs to be       can swap, drop, or add classes                     upload a resume, and begin
                                               submitted, including items that        before your first day of school. If                applying. Working on campus is
                                               may impact admissions and              you have questions about your                      a great way to build your UCCS
                                               financial aid. uccs.edu/portal         class schedule, meet with your                     network.
                                                                                      academic advisor by scheduling                     uccs.edu/seans
                                                                                      an appointment via Starfish.
Sunday               Monday              Tuesday            Wednesday                  Thursday                 Friday                  Saturday
                                                                                1                 2                         3                         4

                                                                                                       University closed/
                                                                                                       No classes

         5                          6              7                            8                 9                         10                        11

         12                         13             14   Last day to drop full 15                  16                        17                        18
                                                        semester length summer
                                                        classes (main campus)
                                                        in myUCCS portal and
                                                        obtain a grade of W with
                                                        no refund. After this date
                                                        instructor and dean of class
                                                        must approve the drop.
                                                        Fall jobs begin posting to
                                                        SEAN: uccs.edu/seans

         19                         20             21                          22                 23                        24                        25

              Pay plan auto deduction

         26                        27              28                          29                 30                        31

                                                                                                            Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                      “Being at UCCS has helped me to create a strong work ethic,
                                                                                      cultivate genuine relationships, and develop a growth mindset. It
                                                                                      has challenged me to advocate for myself and actively pursue my
Students walking to class from the Village at Alpine Valley housing area.             goals.”
                                                                                                                Isabel Dycus | Junior | Biodmedical Sciences


Finalize your financial aid                      Prepare for move-in                     Remember GPS starts Aug. 20                         Get involved on campus
August is an important time to                   If you are living on campus, it is      The Gateway Program Seminar                         Getting involved on campus is
ensure that your financial aid                   time to get ready for move-in.          course for first-year students                      one way to make UCCS feel like
matters are finalized. Be sure to                Connect with your roommate(s),          begins on August 20 and 21                          home. Enjoy Clyde’s Kickoff and
accept, reduce, and/or decline                   pack your belongings, and double        from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This                       Disorientation Week events as
your awards in your myUCCS                       check your move-in time/check-in        course introduces students to                       a way to meet other first-year
portal as disbursement begins on                 location. uccs.edu/residence            UCCS and helps build academic,                      students or get connected by
August 14, 2020. uccs.edu/finaid                                                         self-efficacy, and interpersonal                    joining a club or two. The annual
                                                                                         skills to accomplish personal and                   club fair is a great place to start
                                                                                         professional goals. uccs.edu/gps                    exploring. uccs.edu/studentlife
Sunday                         Monday                         Tuesday                    Wednesday                         Thursday                         Friday                      Saturday

                          2                              3                            4                                  5                             6                             7                          8
                               UCCS Bookstore textbook
                               floor opens for fall 2020
                               Deadline for non-resident
                               students to submit a
                               petition for in-state tuition
                               classification to the
                               Registrar’s office                                                                                                          Summer
                               for fall 2020                                                                                                               semester ends

                          9                              10                           11                             12                            13                                14                        15

                               Summer grades posted            Fall 2020 parking permits
                               (by midnight) to                go on sale. Purchase                                                                        Fall 2020 financial aid
                               myUCCS portal                   online at uccs.edu/pts                                                                      disbursement begins

                          16                             17                           18                             19      Convocation           20                                21                        22
                                                                                                                             Gateway Program
                                                               First-year housing move-in.                                   Seminar Start Up Days
                                                               Students will be notified     Last day to enroll in the                                     Gateway Program
                                                               by UCCS email of specific     Four Pay payment plan           Clyde’s Kickoff: UCCS         Seminar Start Up Days
                                                               move-in details                                               Athletics Roar Night                                         Clyde’s Kickoff:
                                                                                             Clyde’s Kickoff:                (see Mtn. Lion Connect)       Clyde’s Kickoff:               College Fest, Movie
                                                               Clyde’s Kickoff:              Commuter Student Social                                       Premiere Night &               Madness, & Class of 2024
                                                               Ice Cream Social              & Playfair                      Four Pay payment plan         Crave Rave Bingo               Talent Show
                                                               (see Mtn. Lion Connect)       (see Mtn. Lion Connect)         auto deduction                (see Mtn. Lion Connect)        (see Mtn. Lion Connect)

                          23   First day of fall classes 24                          25                              26                            27                                28                        29
Fri. 8/21 - Sun. 8/23          Disorientation Week:
Housing move-in for            Concert on the lawn
non-first-year students        (see Mtn. Lion Connect)

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Disorientation Week:
Last day to add full                                           Disorientation Week:          Disorientation Week:            Disorientation Week:          Disorientation week:           Sunset Volleyball &
semester length courses                                        Meet the Greeks               Dodgeball Tournament            Date Doctor: D. Coleman       Glow Dance                     Kickback
without instructor approval                                    (see Mtn. Lion Connect)       (see Mtn. Lion Connect)         (see Mtn. Lion Connect)       (see Mtn. Lion Connect)        (see Mtn. Lion Connect)

                                                                                                                                                                Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                     “I found success at UCCS through the constant support the
                                                                                     professors, excel centers, and faculty showed me. All I had to do
Signs of autumn in front of the UCCS clock tower.                                    was be strong enough to ask my questions and show interest.”
                                                                                                                      Devin Quach | Senior | Anthropology


 Develop your academic skills                  Visit the Kraemer Family Library         Visit the excel centers                            Enjoy a campus tradition
 First Year Experience provides                The Kraemer Family Library is the        Stay ahead of your studies and                     Homecoming is a time for
 free tailored academic skill                  place to go for help with research;      visit an excel center or two (or                   students and alumni to come
 development. Meet with a peer                 librarians can answer questions in       more) and receive free tutoring,                   together to celebrate our storied
 academic coach and discover                   person, on the phone, or by email/       help with a written assignment, or                 history. Homecoming features
 strategies for academic success               chat/text. The library also has 26       presentation. uccs.edu/excel                       events including a dance, a casino
 based on how your brain works                 group study rooms and over 200                                                              night, and a bonfire among many
 best. uccs.edu/fye                            computer workstations for student                                                           other activities.
                                               use. uccs.edu/library                                                                       uccs.edu/studentlife

          Sunday                        Monday                   Tuesday               Wednesday                      Thursday                           Friday                      Saturday
                                                                              1                           2                                3                              4                              5

                                                                                   Student Organization and
                                                                                   Involvement Fair
                                                                                   (see Mtn. Lion Connect)
                                                                                   InterFraternity Council
                                                                                   (IFC) recruitment begins                                                                    Student Labor Day
                                                                                   Sept. 2 - 11                                                                                Excursion

                             6                        7                       8                           9    Fall census date            10                             11                         12
                                                                                                               (last day to drop
                                                                                                               individual full term fall        Immunization holds placed
                                                                                                               classes for a refund)            on student accounts for
                                                                                                               Final fall payment               students who have not yet
                                                                                                               due in full or enroll in         submitted immunization
                                                                                                               Three Pay payment plan           records to:
                                                                                                               Panhellenic Council
                                 University closed/        University open/                                    (PHC) recruitment begins         InterFraternity Council
                                 No classes                No classes                                          Sept. 10 - 13                    (IFC) recruitment ends

                         13                           14                      15                          16                               17                             18                         19

                                                                                                               (see Mtn. Lion Connect)
                                                                                                               Homecoming:                      Homecoming:                    Homecoming:
    Panhellenic Council                                                                                        Chalk the Walk                   Tailgate & Bonfire             Dance & Casino Night
    (PHC) recruitment ends                                                                                     (see Mtn. Lion Connect)          (see Mtn. Lion Connect)        (see Mtn. Lion Connect)

                         20                           21                      22                          23                               24                             25                         26

    Pay plan auto deduction

                         27                           28                      29                         30

                                                                                                                                                   Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                        “Working as a peer academic coach has created success for
                                                                                        me because it has helped me to get connected with peers and
                                                                                        resources so that I can better my own college education along
Alpine Field (85,000 square feet) is designed for a variety of intramural sports.       with the students I work with.”
                                                                                                    Keely Zeimet | Junior | Psychology & Pre-Physical Therapy


Complete your FAFSA for the                        Make an appointment with your           Discover your future                                Attend Family Weekend
2021-2022 academic year                            academic advisor                        A student’s career journey                          Family Weekend is the perfect
The Free Application for Federal                   Spring registration for first-          starts as soon as they arrive to                    opportunity for students to
Student Aid (FAFSA) must be                        year students begins in early           campus. The Career Center is                        showcase to their families what
completed every year. The FAFSA                    November. Students should plan          here to prepare and launch your                     they are experiencing at UCCS.
for the 2021-2022 academic year                    on meeting with their advisor           career. Schedule an appointment                     Family Weekend offers a variety
opens on October 1st. fafsa.gov                    prior to registering for classes.       through Starfish to explore career                  of family-friendly activities and
                                                   Students may schedule an                paths, build a resume, network                      opportunities to connect with the
                                                   appointment with their advisor via      and connect with professional                       campus.
                                                   Starfish. uccs.edu/starfish             opportunities and more.                             uccs.edu/family
                                                                                           uccs.edu/career                                                                    17
Sunday                 Monday                     Tuesday             Wednesday             Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday
                                                                                                                  1                            2                     3

                                                                                            2021-2022 FAFSA            Family Weekend
                                                                                            available online at        Oct. 2 - 4
                                                                                            fafsa.gov                  uccs.edu/family              Family Weekend

                 4                           5                          6               7                         8                            9                     10

Family Weekend

                 11                         12                         13           14                            15                          16                     17

                 18                          19                        20           21                            22                          23                     24

                                                  Pay plan auto deduction

                 25                         26                         27           28                            29                          30                     31
                                                                                                                       Last day to drop full
                                                                                                                       semester length summer
                                                                                                                       classes (main campus)
                                                                                                                       in myUCCS portal and
                                                                                                                       obtain a grade of W with
                      Spring 2021 registration                                                                         no refund. After this date
                      begins. Check myUCCS                                                                             instructor and dean of
                      portal for specific                                                                              class must approve
                      registration date/time.                                                                          the drop.
                                                                                                                           Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                   “I found success at UCCS through the use of resources provided
This campus memorial serves as a reminder of 9/11. Artifacts used in the           to me, such as the Excel Science Center.”
memorial were donated by the National Homeland Defense Foundation.                                               Connor McKone | Senior | Psychology


 Plan your holiday travels                      Attend a Mountain Lion                Learn and practice your                          Start preparing for finals
 accordingly                                    Athletics game                        leadership skills                                Finals week can be a stressful
 Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday,               UCCS has 16 athletic teams            Sign up to participate in the UCCS               time for students. It is
 November 25 through Sunday,                    that compete within the Rocky         Student Leadership Conference.                   recommended that you set up
 November 29. Students will have                Mountain Athletic Conference of       The conference is free and open                  and stick to a study schedule so
 classes on Monday, November 23                 NCAA Division II. All home games      to all student leaders of all levels.            that you can stay ahead of your
 and Tuesday, November 24 per                   are free for UCCS students with       See Mountain Lion Connect for                    academics while also being able
 their academic course schedule.                a valid student ID, and parking       details.                                         to take care of yourself. First Year
                                                is free in campus lots near the       uccs.edu/studentlife/mlc                         Experience can help you create a
                                                venues when the games are in                                                           plan. uccs.edu/fye
                                                action. gomountainlions.com
Sunday                     Monday                   Tuesday             Wednesday                       Thursday                    Friday                  Saturday
                     1                          2                    3                              4                        5                          6                             7

                                                                                                                                                            National Academic
                                                                                                                                                            Quiz Tournament
                                                                                                                                                            (see Mtn. Lion Connect)

                     8                          9                    10                         11                           12                        13                         14

                                                                                                                                                            Leadership Conference
                                                                                                                                                            (see Mtn. Lion Connect)

                     15                         16                   17                         18                           19                        20                         21

                          Commuter Week                                                                                           Pay plan auto deduction
                          Nov. 16 - 20
                          (see Mtn. Lion Connect)    Commuter Week        Commuter Week                 Commuter Week             Commuter Week

                     22                         23                   24                         25                           26                        27                         28

                                                                          Thanksgiving Break/
                                                                          No classes Nov. 25 - 29       Thanksgiving Break        Thanksgiving Break        Thanksgiving Break
                                                                          (Offices open Nov. 25)        University closed         University closed         University closed

                     29                        30

Thanksgiving Break
University closed
                                                                                                                                      Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
A snowy look at Cragmor Hall.                                               “Getting involved in clubs and working on campus has helped me
                                                                            to succeed in furthering my connections on campus.”
                                                                                           Akilah Sweeten | Junior | Criminal Justice & Psychology


Rock your finals                        Return your book rentals and            Plan to check out of the                            Purchase your spring 2021
UCCS has a variety of resources         sell back your textbooks                residence halls for winter break                    parking permit
to help you do your best during         If you rented textbooks from the        Students living on campus in a                      Spring 2021 parking permits
finals. Visit the Gallogly Recreation   UCCS Bookstore, do not forget to        first-year designated housing                       will go on sale in December. All
and Wellness Center for self-care.      return them. The UCCS Bookstore         area need to vacate their room                      students can register for their
Go to an excel center to study and      also offers a textbook buyback          for winter break. Students will not                 parking permit online and can log
get additonal content assistance.       program, based on wholesale             have access to their rooms over                     in to the parking portal to update
Stop by professor office hours to       demand, with payouts of 35% to          winter break and they must check                    their current parking information.
get clarification on assignments.       40% of the original retail price.       out with their resident assistant                   uccs.edu/pts
Meet with First Year Experience to      uccsbookstore.com                       prior to leaving for break.
create a finals plan.                                                           uccs.edu/residence
Sunday                   Monday                  Tuesday                     Wednesday                  Thursday                   Friday                    Saturday
                                                                            1                       2                        3                         4                              5

                                                  2021-2022 UCCS
                                                  Scholarship Application
                                                  available online
                                                  Spring jobs begin
                                                  posting to SEAN

                    6                        7                          8                           9                        10                       11                             12

                    13                       14                         15                          16                       17                       18                             19

                                                                                                                                                             Fall textbook rentals from
                                                                                                                                                             UCCS Bookstore due
                                                                                                                                                             Students living in first-year
                                                                                                                                                             housing need to check out
                                                                                                                                                             with RA no later than noon
                         Finals Week                                                                                              Summer/Fall
                         Dec. 14 - 18             Finals Week                   Finals Week              Finals Week              Commencement               Fall semester ends

                    20                       21                         22                          23                       24                       25                             26

                                                  Spring parking permits go
                                                  on sale. Purchase online
                                                  Fall grades posted
                                                  (by midnight) to
                                                  myUCCS portal                                          University closed        University closed          University closed

                    27                       28                        29                           30                       31

University closed        University closed        University closed             University closed        University closed

                                                                                                                                        Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                     “The UCCS community is full of passion, dedication, and hard
                                                                                     work. Because of these traits, UCCS has allowed me to further
El Pomar clock tower in the glistening snow.                                         pursue my goals and be successful in my future career.”
                                                                                                            Brandon Bullock | Junior | Computer Security


Check back into the                            Practice self-care                       Apply for scholarships                            Participate in Winter Welcome
residence halls                                The Gallogly Recreation and              The UCCS Scholarship Application                  Week activities
Students living on campus may                  Wellness Center offers a variety of      opened December 1. The deadline                   Student Life welcomes students
check back into the residence                  opportunities for you to practice        for submitting your application is                back to campus with a host of
halls beginning at 9:00 am on                  self-care. From a 97,085 square          March 1. For application tips and to              events during Winter Welcome
Sunday, January 17. Students                   foot fitness center to intramural        apply, visit the UCCS Scholarships                Week. Enjoy a variety of activities,
check back in at their village front           sports, counseling, health services      website.                                          games, free food, hot cocoa, and
desk. uccs.edu/residence                       office visits, nutrition services,       uccs.edu/scholarships                             more. uccs.edu/studentlife
                                               and more - there is something for
                                               everyone. uccs.edu/wellness
            Sunday                         Monday                          Tuesday                       Wednesday                   Thursday                       Friday                   Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                   1                         2

                                                                                                                                                           University closed           University closed

                              3                               4                                 5                          6                          7                            8                         9
                                    UCCS Bookstore textbook
                                    floor opens for spring 2021
                                    Deadline for non-resident
                                    students to submit a
                                    petition for in-state tuition
                                    classification to the
                                    Registrar’s office                                                                                                     Spring 2021 financial aid
    University closed               for spring 2021                                                                                                        disbursement date

                             10                              11                                 12                         13                         14                          15                         16

                             17                               18                                19                         20                         21                          22                         23
                                                                    First day of spring classes

                                                                    Winter Welcome Week
                                                                    Jan. 19 - 23
    Students living in first-year                                   (see Mtn. Lion Connect)          Four Pay payment
    housing may check                                                                                plan auto deduction
    back into housing                                               Last day to enroll in the
    beginning at 9:00 am            University closed               Four Pay payment plan            Winter Welcome Week        Winter Welcome Week        Winter Welcome Week         Winter Welcome Week

                             24                              25                             26                             27                         28                          29                         30

                                    Last day to add full                                             Student Organization and
                                    semester length courses                                          Involvement Fair
                                    without instructor approval                                      (see Mtn. Lion Connect)
                                                                                                                                                               Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.

                                                                                         “The people at UCCS help me to be successful - classmates,
                                                                                         teachers, co-workers, baristas - all of them! They inspire and
An art structure in front of the Engineering Building expressing a holigraphic effect.   challenge me to be the best I can be.”
                                                                                                                             Ivy Ross | Sophomore | Business


Take advantage of an academic                      Submit your Free Application for         Sign up for housing for the                        Utilize the excel centers
skills refresher                                   Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)              2021-2022 academic year                            Stay ahead of your studies and
First Year Experience offers                       Students wishing to be considered        While it may seem early, now is                    visit an excel center or two (or
peer academic coaching to help                     for financial aid need to submit         the time to start thinking about                   more) and receive free tutoring or
you develop or fine-tune your                      the FAFSA every year. The FAFSA          where you will live next academic                  help with a written assignment or
academic skills. Sign up via                       must be processed by March 1             year. If you are planning to live                  presentation. uccs.edu/excel
Starfish. uccs.edu/Starfish                        (for the 2021-2022 academic year)        on campus, look for information
                                                   to be considered for a priority          regarding on-campus housing.
                                                   packaging plan. UCCS’ school             Renewals begin in late February or
                                                   code is 004509. uccs.edu/finaid          early March.
                                                                                            uccs.edu/residence                                                                 25
Sunday        Monday        Tuesday            Wednesday                        Thursday                 Friday                   Saturday
                       1              2                            3                            4                     5                           6

                                           Spring census date
                                           (last day to drop individual
                                           full term spring classes       Immunization holds placed
                                           for a refund)                  on student accounts for
                                                                          students who have not yet
                                           Final spring payment           submitted immunization
                                           due in full or enroll in       records to:
                                           Three Pay payment plan         uccs.medicatconnect.com

         7             8              9                           10                           11                    12                          13

         14            15             16                          17                           18                    19                          20

                                                                                                                            Pay plan auto deduction

         21            22             23                          24                           25                    26                          27


                                                                                                      Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                    “To find success at UCCS, find your community on campus.
                                                                                    College is about making connections and developing professional
Mountain Lion Park with the scenic Pulipit Rock in the background.                  relationships, that’s what makes your college experience.”
                                                                                                          Miles Jones | Junior | Communication & Pre-Law


Meet with your                                 Take advantage of Spring Break          Make plans for the summer                         Attend an event at the Ent
academic advisor                               Spring Break is Monday, March           How can you utilize summer                        Center for the Arts
Registration for summer and fall               22 through Sunday, March 28             experiences to build your resume?                 The Ent Center for the Arts is
courses will begin in April. Prepare           and serves as a perfect time to         Consider a summer job, an                         home to UCCS Presents (the
ahead of time by scheduling an                 practice self-care. Rejuvenate          internship, a travel experience,                  Artist Series, Theatreworks, and
appointment with your academic                 your spirits by planning a road         take additional classes, or                       the Galleries of Contemporary Art),
advisor via Starfish to ensure                 trip, camping, exploring colorful       volunteer. Meet with a the UCCS                   and to the visual and performing
you are taking classes toward                  Colorado with your friends, or          Career Center to discuss ways                     arts programs. Take time to enjoy
your degree plan and that you                  relaxing at home with your family.      to develop skills and experiences                 the arts during your time at UCCS.
are ready to register as soon as                                                       for future employment. uccs.edu/                  uccs.edu/entcenter
your registration date/time opens.                                                     career
Sunday                Monday                         Tuesday           Wednesday             Thursday                Friday                  Saturday
                                               1                     2                   3                    4                        5                           6

                    UCCS Scholarship
                    Application deadline
                    FAFSA priority filing date

               7                               8                     9                   10                   11                      12                          13

               14                             15                     16                  17                   18                      19                          20

                                                                                                                                             Pay plan auto deduction

               21                              22                    23                  24                   25                      26                          27

                    Spring Break
                    Mar. 22 - 28
                    *No classes unless enrolled in
                    a Spring Break course            Spring Break         Spring Break        Spring Break         Spring Break              Spring Break

               28                             29                     30                  31

                    Summer 2021 registration
                    begins. Check myUCCS
                    portal for specific
Spring Break        registration date/time.

                                                                                                                       Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                   “I’ve been successful at UCCS because I haven’t lost sight of
                                                                                   my goals and what it takes to achieve them. But whenever I’ve
                                                                                   needed help, the faculty and staff at this school have been there
                                                                                   every step of the way.”
Springtime at UCCS with beautiful trees blooming all around campus.
                                                                                                                     Shana Kucharek | Senior | Nursing


Register for summer and/or                     Attend the annual UCCS                 Start preparing for finals                        Participate in ROAR Daze
fall courses                                   Significant Speaker event              Begin to prepare by creating a                    Say goodbye to winter and hello
Get the courses you need at the                Become inspired at this annual         schedule of due dates and making                  to summer by joining Student Life
times you want by registering as               event by the words of individuals      a finals study plan. Self-care is                 for one more week of excitement
soon as your registration date/                who have found ways to make            also critical - eat healthy, exercise,            including hypnotists, a drag
time becomes available. To find                a positive impact in our world.        and get plenty of rest. Don’t forget              show, traditional club actitivies,
out when you can register, visit               Previous speakers have included        First Year Experience is here to                  excursions, and much more.
your myUCCS portal.                            Gabby Douglas, Dr. Bennet              help you prepare.                                 uccs.edu/studentlife
uccs.edu/portal                                Omalu, LaVar Burton, and Neil          uccs.edu/fye
                                               deGrasse Tyson.
Sunday              Monday                     Tuesday                Wednesday            Thursday                Friday                        Saturday
                                                                                                      1                            2                        3

                                                                                                           Last day to drop full
                                                                                                           semester length summer
                                                                                                           classes (main campus) in
                                                                                                           myUCCS portal and obtain
                                                                                                           a grade of W with no refund.
                                                                                                           After this date instructor and
                                                                                                           dean of class must approve
                                                                                                           the drop.

         4                          5                          6                  7                   8                            9                        10

              ROAR Daze
              Apr. 5 - 10
              (see Mtn. Lion Connect)    ROAR Daze                 ROAR Daze          ROAR Daze            ROAR Daze                        ROAR Daze

         11                        12                         13               14                     15                          16                        17

              Fall 2021 registration
              begins. Check myUCCS
              portal for specific
              registration date/time.

         18                         19                        20               21                     22                          23                        24

                                         Pay plan auto deduction

         25                        26                         27               28                     29                          30

                                                                                                               Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
                                                                                  “I became successful at UCCS because of my strong group of
                                                                                  friends and family who’ve pushed me to work hard in classes,
                                                                                  apply myself in everything that I do, and to strive to be the best
A breathtaking view of Pikes Peak with our mountain lion statue in the            version of myself that I can.”
foreground.                                                                            Jack Haskins | Senior | Communication - Digital Film & Media Arts


 Prepare to move out of the                      Celebrate the accomplishments       Reflect on this past                                 Explore on-campus jobs
 residence halls                                 of our Mountain Lion graduates      academic year                                        Summer jobs will begin posting
 Students living on campus                       Spring Commencement is              This is a great time to reflect                      May 1 and fall jobs will begin
 can prepare for moving out by                   Friday, May 14. Join the UCCS       on the past semester or year at                      posting toward the end of
 packing, cleaning, and completing               community as we celebrate           UCCS. What did you like most                         July. Spend time exploring
 their checkout paperwork with                   our graduating students at the      about your experience? What                          opportunities to work on campus
 their resident assistant. Students              Broadmoor World Arena.              goals do you have for next year?                     and prepare to apply.
 must check out of the residence                 uccs.edu/commencement               What are you hoping to gain from                     uccs.edu/seans
 halls no later than noon on                                                         your college experience?
 Saturday, May 15.
Sunday               Monday                     Tuesday                Wednesday             Thursday               Friday                   Saturday

                                                                                                                                       Summer jobs begin
                                                                                                                                       posting to SEAN

         2                           3                         4                   5                    6                          7                           8

         9                           10                       11                 12                     13                      14                            15

              Spring textbook rentals                                                                                                  Housing students must
              from UCCS Bookstore due                                                                                                  move out of residence
                                                                                                                                       halls by noon.
              Finals Week
              May 10 - 13                 Finals Week              Finals Week         Finals Week           Spring Commencement       Spring semester ends

         16                          17                       18                 19                     20                      21                            22

              Spring grades posted        Summer parking permits
              (by midnight) to            go on sale. Purchase
              myUCCS portal               online: uccs.edu/pts

         23                          24                       25                 26                     27                     28                             29

              University closed

         30                          31

                                                                                                                Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.
Resources for Student Success
Academic Advising                             Financial Aid                                Recreation and Wellness Center
719-255-3260 | uccs.edu/advising              719-255-3460 | uccs.edu/finaid               uccs.edu/recwellness
                                                                                              Campus Recreation | 719-255-7515
Bookstore                                     First Year Experience                           Health & Mental Health Services | 719-255-4444
719-255-3247 | uccsbookstore.com              719-255-3570 | uccs.edu/fye
                                                                                           Residence Life and Housing
Career Center                                 Gateway Program Seminar                      uccs.edu/residence
719-255-3340 | uccs.edu/career                719-255-4099 | uccs.edu/gps                     Alpine Village | 719-255-4042
                                                                                              Summit Village | 719-255-6288
Copy Center                                   International Affairs: Education Abroad
719-255-3213 | uccs.edu/copycenter            719-255-5018 | uccs.edu/educationabroad      Scholarships
                                                                                           719-255-3390 | uccs.edu/scholarships
Dean of Students Office                       Institutional Equity Office
Student Response Team                         719-255-4324 | uccs.edu/equity               Student Employment
719-255-3091 | uccs.edu/dos                                                                719-255-3454 | uccs.edu/stuemp
                                              Kraemer Family Library
Dining Services                               719-255-3295 | uccs.edu/library              Student Financial Services (Bursar)
719-255-3965 | uccs.edu/diningservices                                                     719-255-3391 | uccs.edu/bursar
                                              LGBT+ Resource Center
Disability Services                           719-255-3447 | uccs.edu/lgbtresourcecenter   Student Life
719-255-3354 | uccs.edu/disability                                                         719-255-3470 | uccs.edu/studentlife
                                              MOSAIC (Multicultural Office)
Excel Communication Center                    719-255-3319 | uccs.edu/mosaic               Sustainability
719-255-4770 | uccs.edu/communicationcenter                                                719-255-3089 | uccs.edu/sustain
                                              Office of Information Technology
Excel Languages Center                        719-255-3536 | uccs.edu/oit                  Testing Center
719-255-3690 | uccs.edu/languagescenter
                                                                                           719-255-3354 | uccs.edu/testingcenter
Excel Mathematics Center                      719-255-3098 | uccs.edu/orientation
719-255-3687 | uccs.edu/mathcenter                                                         UCCS Department Phone Directory
Excel Science Center                          Records, Registration, Transcripts
719-255-3689 | uccs.edu/sciencecenter         719-255-3361 | uccs.edu/registrar            UCCS Police
                                                                                           719-255-3111 | uccs.edu/police
Excel Writing Center                          Parent and Family Programs
719-255-4336 | uccs.edu/writingcenter         719-255-7551 | uccs.edu/parents              University Center Information Desk
                                                                                           719-255-3450 | uccs.edu/uc
Family Development Center                     Parking and Transportation Services
719-255-3483 | uccs.edu/fdc                   719-255-3528 | uccs.edu/pts                  Veteran and Military Student Affairs
                                                                                           719-255-3253 | uccs.edu/military

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