Dropping a semester-long class? Today is last day without W on transcript

Today (Monday, February 3) is the last day to drop a semester-length course without that course appearing on your transcript.

After today, the course will appear on your transcript with a mark of “W” rather than a grade.  This does not affect your GPA.

Courses must be dropped in MyUI by 11:59pm tonight, but if you do require permissions for the drop, you must initiative the drop as early as possible today so that the offices have time to give the permissions.  Advisors do not receive notification when you initiate a drop, so please email your advisor if you have initiated a drop and require their approval.

The full policy for adding and dropping is found here.

Courses shorter than a full semester have different drop/add deadlines.  You can search for the deadlines of your course here. 

IdeaStorm Competitions Open to all UI Students- Deadline to Apply February 7th

A two minute pitch

IdeaStorms are entry-level pitch competitions across the University of Iowa’s campus that encourage students to share their innovative ideas with others, all while familiarizing themselves with the pitching process. They encourage students to come and share their new, never heard before ideas without the requirements of a business plan or proposal and provide a collaborative environment where students can get feedback and resources on how to make their ideas into a reality. Does your idea uniquely solve a problem? At IdeaStorm, all UI students are invited to share their business idea in two minutes or less with a panel of judges and an audience. The top ideas at each competition will be awarded cash prizes to help take their idea to the next level.

  • Spring 2020 IdeaStorm Competitions will be held on February 10 – 13.
  • The deadline to apply is February 7.
  • All UI students are eligible to participate.

Link for more information- https://www.iowajpec.org/competitions/ideastorm

IdeaStorm Competitions
Open to all UI Students!
Deadline to apply: February 7, 2020
Event dates: February 10-13, 2020

IdeaStorms are ENTRY-LEVEL competitions that are open to ALL UI STUDENTS.  No previous pitching experience, presentation, or business plan needed! Students who participate in IdeaStorm have the opportunity to share their idea in 2 minutes or less for the chance to win cash prizes! There will be four competitions, each focused on a different area of innovation.

Health Initiatives IdeaStorm: Creating a better well-being through healthcare innovation.
Date: Monday, February 10
Time/Location: 5:30 pm, 3655 SC

Creative Concepts IdeaStorm: Innovation through art, design, history, music, literature, and more.
Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time/Location: 5:30pm, 40 SH

Common Good IdeaStorm: Inspiring change through social and sustainable ideas to benefit the common good.
Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time/Location: 5:30pm, 106 GILH

Consumer Solutions IdeaStorm: Exploring solutions to everyday problems through new products or services.
Date: Thursday, February 13
Time/Location: 5:30pm, W401 PBB

Learn more about IdeaStorm and sign up here!

Peer Mentor applications due Monday, February 10

Are you looking for a meaningful leadership opportunity? You should consider applying to be a peer mentor.

Peer mentors are responsible for helping co-teach the Direct Admit Seminar and helping the first year students adjust to college. If you want to learn more about the position, there will be one more information session on Wednesday, February 5 at 12:30 pm in S104 PBB.

Information and the application can be found here. Applications are DUE February 10.

Please contact melissa-baker@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

How to Add or Drop Classes tomorrow through next Monday

The following rules apply from Tuesday, January 28 – Monday, February 3.  This information is provided as a quick guide.  The Registrar’s Office publishes all policies related to adds and drops.    Please see the Registrar’s website for the full policies.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The last day to drop semester-length courses is Monday, April 6.

The processes below relate to semester-length, classroom-based courses:

Direct Admit Students and Transfer Students enrolled in first 2 semesters at UI and all Pre-Business students

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor and advisor.  Take form to UI Service Center at 2700 UCC for processing. Deadline is Monday, February 3 at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated in MyUI.  Authorization of advisor must be obtained.  Athletes and international students may require additional authorizations.  Drop can be completed in MyUI after authorization(s) obtained.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, February 3.  Authorizations must be requested by 4:00pm on Monday, February 3.

Standard Admit, Direct Admit, and Declared Majors enrolled in 3rd or later semester at UI

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor only.   Take form to UI Service Center at 2700 UCC for processing. Deadline is Monday, February at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated on MyUI.  Authorization of advisor is not required. Athletes and international students may require authorizations.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, February 3.  Authorizations (if needed) must be requested by 4:00pm on Monday, February 3.

 

Dean’s Welcome for Spring 2020

It definitely doesn’t feel like “Spring 2020” to me this morning! Even so, I welcome the technical label because it signals a fresh start and an opportunity for us to come together (again) and learn!

This past weekend we honored the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. The University held service events yesterday, and there are a number of other events going on this week, including a lecture by Anita Hill on ending sexual harassment.

Stanford MLK Institute Landing Page

Most of us in the US grew up listening to Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream<" speech. Even so, it feels new and powerful every time I hear it. More recently, in my teaching, I've been referencing his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." You can read the typed original here (and listen to the audio with the prior link), both from archives at Stanford University.

We are living in times with a lot of disagreement and fear, as well as excitement and joy. These emotions are not unique in our country’s history by any means, but it can be scary. A key theme of King’s is worth remembering as you settle into this semester’s classes amid the roar of political drama — impeachment, caucuses, and US-Iran tensions.

King preached love. In fact, he was quoted as saying, “Love is the only way.” So as you settle in and get to work, when you hit a moment of frustration, I urge you to slow down and connect to those around you. Find ways to help others, and let them help you. There is a great deal of love in this community and I hope you will find ways to be part of it. If you want any guidance on how and where to connect, let me or your advisor know. We love being part of this community, and helping others.

And my final words of advice as we kick off the semester — stay warm, stay hydrated, and get to class! Go Hawks!

 

Add/Drop–Important Deadlines to Enter in your Planner

Here is a summary of the most common course deadlines.  There are even more deadlines listed on the Office of the Registrar’s website

Adding and Dropping the First Week of Classes

You may add and drop courses the first five days of the semester via MyUI. This option ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 27.

Adding and Dropping the Second Week and On

  • Adding courses (Paper Form Needed)
    Starting Tuesday, January 28, you will have to use a paper Change of Registration Form to add courses or change sections.
    • You will an instructor’s signature to add or change sections.
    • You’ll also need an advisor’s signature if you are a prebusiness student or if you are a student admitted to the Tippie College in your first year of enrollment at the University.
    • You do not need an advisor’s signature to change sections of the same class.

The last day to add semester-length courses is Monday, February 3.

  • Dropping Courses (MyUI or Paper Form)
    • Starting the second week of the semester, you may continue to drop courses using MyUI. You will be prompted about the permissions you’ll need to drop.  Student-Athletes and International students require additional permissions.
    • Instructor’s permissions are NOT required for dropping courses.
    • If you are a prebusiness student or if you are a student admitted to the Tippie College in your first year of enrollment at the University, you will be required to meet with your advisor to receive permission to drop a course.
    • Tippie students in their second year and above do not need an advisor’s permission to drop.

The last day to drop semester length courses without a W is Monday, February 3 Starting February 4 you will have a “W” on  your transcript when you drop a semester length course.

The last day to drop semester-length courses is Monday, April 6.

Additional Deadlines
To look up deadlines for your courses especially those that are off-cycle (not the full semester) : https://registrar.uiowa.edu/course-deadlines

Welcome back! Reminder of UPO hours and drop-in hours

Welcome to Tippie for the spring semester!

The Undergraduate Program Office is located at C140 Pappajohn Business Building.  Our office houses all Tippie academic advising and is your one-stop-shop for all things related to the undergraduate experience at Tippie, such as student org administration, leadership initiatives, Tippie global experiences, and the Tippie RISE experiential learning requirement.

Information Desk hours:
8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday

Drop-in Advising:
A full-length advising meeting is the best way to work on your academic planning, but if you have a quick question (10 minutes or less) or if you are advised in another office, we offer drop-in hours every day.

10:30 – 11:30 Monday – Friday
2:00 – 3:00 Monday

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Graduating Seniors! Update Contact Information w/ Tippie College of Business

GRADUATING SENIORS – Remember to update your contact information with the Tippie College of Business. You can do this by filling out our contact information form online- https://tippie.uiowa.edu/about-tippie/alumni/updates. By providing your most up to date email address you’ll ensure that you receive:

  • Email invitations to alumni events that are hosted regularly across the country like the Chicago Boat Cruise, NYC/Minneapolis/Texas area alumni events, our annual Homecoming BBQ, and so much more!
  • Receive our e-newsletter, Tippie News.
  • Be invited to participate in Tippie webinars.
  • Get information about ways to volunteer and stay connected with Tippie.

Congrats on your upcoming graduation and welcome to the Tippie alumni family!

Tippie Toast to Graduation, December 12

Graduating seniors are invited to a Tippie Toast to Graduation on Thursday, December 12, from 1:30-2:30 in the Howe Galleria. Cake and sparkling juice will be served as we toast to all you have accomplished during your time as a Tippie student. Associate Dean Ken Brown and graduating senior, Dani Pacheco, will give a toast at 2:00 p.m., so be sure to be there!

Every senior in attendance will:

Receive a commemorative graduation gift
Be entered to win several prizes, including a Tippie diploma frame (valued at $165) and sets of Tippie pint glasses. You must be present to win.
Have the opportunity to preview and order NEW Tippie merchandise

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to spend a last few moments as a Tippie student with your classmates, advisor, and beloved Tippie faculty and staff. We look forward to seeing you on December 12 to toast your upcoming graduation and celebrate your next chapter as a Tippie alum!

Register online by noon on Wednesday, December 11.
Registration is appreciated, but not required to join the celebration.

Tippie Toast to Graduation, December 12

Graduating seniors are invited to a Tippie Toast to Graduation on Thursday, December 12, from 1:30-2:30 in the Howe Galleria. Cake and sparkling juice will be served as we toast to all you have accomplished during your time as a Tippie student. Associate Dean Ken Brown and graduating senior, Dani Pacheco, will give a toast at 2:00 p.m., so be sure to be there!

Every senior in attendance will:

Receive a commemorative graduation gift
Be entered to win several prizes, including a Tippie diploma frame (valued at $165) and sets of Tippie pint glasses. You must be present to win.
Have the opportunity to preview and order NEW Tippie merchandise

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to spend a last few moments as a Tippie student with your classmates, advisor, and beloved Tippie faculty and staff. We look forward to seeing you on December 12 to toast your upcoming graduation and celebrate your next chapter as a Tippie alum!

Drop-In schedule change this week only – Wednesday and Thursday

Due to scheduling conflicts this week only, we are changing drop-in hours on Wednesday and Thursday.  

Drop-in schedule for Nov. 19 – 22:

Tuesday, November 19 10:30 – 11:30 (regular time)
Wednesday, November 20 11:00 – noon
Thursday, November 21 11:00 – noon
Friday, November 22 10:30 – 11:30 (regular time)

Drop-in hours will not be held during Thanksgiving week but will resume at their normal time the week after Thanksgiving.

If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Program Office at business-undergrad@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1037.

National First-Generation College Celebration week, November 3- 8th 2019

This week, Colleges across campus are hosting first-generation events.

What Does “First-Generation” Mean at The University of Iowa?

At the University of Iowa, first-generation students are those students who do not have a parent(s) or guardian(s) who completed a four-year degree. Compared to their continuing generation peers, first-generation students may face a unique set challenges in their college transition and completion efforts, and often benefit from additional support of faculty and staff who are dedicated to their success. In addition, first-generation students share many common personal assets that also contribute to their success. The University of Iowa aims to celebrate these assets and help students learn to utilize them in order to reach their full potential and realize their academic goals.

Invite the Fam! Family Weekend Reception November 15th

The Tippie College of Business will be hosting it’s annual Family Weekend Reception on Friday, November 15 th from 4:30-5:30pm in the South (Howe) Galleria PBB.

We encourage your family to attend with your student and wear your black and gold to show that Hawkeye spirit!
There will be a brief welcome at 5pm followed by tours of the building and information sessions on study abroad, internships and research.  Snacks and beverages will be served.

We ask that all who plan on attending RSVP using the link below by Friday, November 8th.

tippie.uiowa.edu/familyweekend

For accommodation requests, please contact Kate Mersch at Katherine-Mersch@uiowa.edu

Last Day to Drop Semester-Length Classes is Mon., November 4

It’s past the halfway point of the semester, so take a moment to evaluate where you stand in fall courses. If you are not sure how you are doing, have a conversation with your professor or TA.

The deadline to drop is Monday, November 4.  If you are thinking about dropping a course, talk to an advisor now instead of waiting for the day of the deadline. You need time to make a good decision.

As you know, early registration appointments are happening now. If you are advised by the Undergrad Program Office, drop ins (10:30-11:30 M-F, and 2-3 on M) may be you best option to discuss a drop, unless you already have a scheduled appointment. During drop ins you see the advisor on duty, not necessarily you advisor.

Drops after the deadline are not possible unless there is an extenuating circumstance that can be documented that prevented you from dropping on time or has affected your performance throughout the semester.

 

NEW Iowa Innovation Competition awarding $75,000 in prizes this fall to UI IDEAS!

The Iowa Innovation Competition is a university-wide competition that’s open to all UI students (graduate & undergraduates), faculty, staff, and incubator startups awarding up to $75,000 in prizes this fall to UI ideas. All levels of businesses/ideas are welcome to apply for the first phase of the competition. Pitch workshops will be held prior to both competitions to help students/teams prepare their pitch (October 25 & 28- web page has more information). Click this link to learn more about the Iowa Innovation Competition- www.iowajpec.org/innovationchallenge.

Submit your application before the deadline- November 6, 2019.