DUS News

DUS News - October 26, 2020

DUS Students Are Recognized for Academic Engagement

DUS students who engage in their educations have multiple opportunities to be recognized. For example, DUS students in sophomore standing (at any campus) who have a cumulative grade point average above a 3.50 can apply for a DUS scholarship. (If that’s you, please apply!)

Students who have been thoughtful about their academic decisions are regularly nominated for a variety of leadership positions. At University Park, DUS students are involved in Leadership Council and Engaged Scholars. At other campus locations, check with your DUS Advising Office, Student Activities Office, or Financial Aid to find leadership and scholarship opportunities specific to your campus. And all DUS students, regardless of campus, could be featured in a DUS Student Story video.

Finally, in recognition of academic excellence, all students who complete 12 or more credits in a semester with a 3.5 or higher are named to the Dean's List.

Don’t Have an Appointment Before Your Enrollment Date?

It’s OK, you can still schedule your classes on your enrollment date. Use the guidelines and resources on our website to help you choose your courses.

Schedule an appointment with your assigned adviser, even if that appointment is after your enrollment date. During your appointment, you and your adviser will identify any needed alterations. You have until the end of the drop/add period next semester to fine-tune your schedule.

Pre-Registration Activity Guide Tutorial

Make sure you complete your Pre-Registration Activity Guide on LionPath before your course enrollment date! You are required to complete this each semester. Until you do so, there will be a Financial Responsibility hold on your account, and you will not be able to schedule your courses.

View the LionPath tutorial for help in using this guide.

Important Dates: 
Resource Spotlight: 
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Do you want to become your best self, overcome anxiety, focus on studying for finals, or explore personal issues with a group? Stop by your campus Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) office to learn about their FREE resources. There are many students who are seeking resources while in college. You can find out more on campus or online

Events and Announcements: 
Explore the College of Engineering
University Park

Interested in a major in the College of Engineering? There are several ways for you to learn about majors in the college. You can attend a virtual major night, in which you can view a presentation by faculty and current students and learn about the major, typical coursework, and potential career paths. Note that the linked website states that attendance is required. This is only a requirement if you are enrolled in EDSGN 100. These events are open to all students considering an engineering major, not just students enrolled in EDSGN 100. We chose to link to this site to show all available sessions. You can attend one or all sessions. The choice is yours!

Don't have time to visit the virtual major nights? Check out the series of 5-minute videos highlighting each major with current faculty, students, and alum who are working in their respective industries. These are a great resource for students when looking at the difference between majors. 

Health Professions Exposed: Panel Discussion
All Campuses

Interested in a career in human resources, consulting, and administration operations? Join the College of Health and Human Development for a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. This session includes an overview of careers in healthcare administration, consulting, and human resources. Students will have the opportunity to speak to the panelists one-on-one via breakout rooms, so bring your questions!

Suzanne Naselsky, Human Resources Generalist at Chestnut Hill Hospital System
Zachary Berger, Manager, Healthcare Management Consulting at ProspHire
Marni Guba, Senior Director, Administrative Operations at Jefferson Health

Please register for the session. For any questions please contact Brooke Owen at b.owen@psu.edu 

CSD Major Exploration Info Session
All Campuses

Interested in learning more about the Communication Sciences and Disorders major at University Park? Come to an information session on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:00–7:00 p.m., to learn more about the CSD major and the field of Speech-Language Pathology / Audiology. Hear from current students about their experiences as well as Dr. Williams, who will share her experiences as a practitioner in the field.

Find more information about this event and the CSD major on the CSD events page.

Zoom link for event: https://psu.zoom.us/j/96001503044

Quick Question Advising
University Park

Have a question that can be resolved in a short 5-10 minute conversation? Join us for Quick Question Advising via Zoom on the dates and times below. Some of these topics include: discussing adding/dropping courses within deadlines; getting a form signed; using LionPATH; reviewing entrance-to-major requirements; learning about general education information not related to schedule planning; transferring credits. Quick question advising is not intended for in-depth conversations.

For students enrolled in DUS:

  • Click here for quick question advising via Zoom - Please note that a DUS adviser is only available during the times listed below. All times are Eastern Time. 
    Monday 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 9:00–11:00 a.m.
    Wednesday 9:00–11:00 a.m.
    Thursday 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    Friday No Quick Question Advising

For students not enrolled in DUS:

Study Smarter Workshop
All Campuses

How can you better monitor your learning so that you don't waste time and effort on ineffective study strategies? This workshop presents research-based evidence that metacognition (awareness of how you learn and the predictable effects of the related choices you make) can help you successfully transition to the demands of college-level courses as well as the flexibility of setting your own schedule. All sessions will be held online via Zoom, and all times listed are Eastern Time (ET).

Upcoming Study Smarter Sessions: 

Explore Majors in EMS
All Campuses

Are you considering a major in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS)? Join their virtual college information night on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m., and learn from current students about majors, minors, global experiences, internships, research, and more!  

Join via Zoom:https://psu.zoom.us/s/94019455831

Be a Parents Program Family Ambassador
University Park

Are you a student looking for a way to stay engaged with the campus community while supporting the Penn State family connection? Applications for the 2021 Parents Program Family Ambassador team are open through November 11. Spread the word! The application and more information about the Family Ambassador team can be found on the Parents Program Family Ambassador Program website