DUS News

DUS News - April 29, 2019

Best wishes from the Associate Dean

As the spring semester comes to a close, I want to wish you all the best on your final exams. I hope that your summer is relaxing and that you take time to continue thinking about your educational journey. In particular, make time to reflect on how you plan to finish your academic studies at Penn State. With all your experiences this summer, challenge yourself to think about how you will apply your Penn State education to solve problems and strengthen communities—whether nearby or at a distance. Please know that academic advisers in the Division of Undergraduate Studies are available over the summer to help you discuss your educational goals and to consider what opportunities might best connect with your interests. Use this summer to recharge and to reconnect with family and friends.

David R. Smith
Associate Dean for Advising and
  Executive Director
The Division of Undergraduate Studies

DUS Student Survey

As mentioned in an email you received last week, you are invited to participate in a survey of the student experience in the Division of Undergraduate Studies. This brief five-minute online survey is confidential and voluntary and your feedback will help us understand how students interact with their advisers and how advisers help students. You may stop at any time and you are not required to answer any questions that you do not want to answer. The survey results will not be linked to individual students for analysis and will be reported in the aggregate only. We will use what we learn from this survey to improve our advising program.

Please follow this link to access the survey: Take the Survey (Note: if you have already completed the survey, no need to do it again.)

Important Dates: 
  • April 29 - May 3
    - Final Exams
  • May 3 - 8
    - Update Academics unavailable in LionPATH
  • May 6 - June 3
    - Maymester
  • May 13 (Mon)
    - First Day of Classes - Summer Session 1
  • May 27 (Mon)
    - Memorial Day - No Classes

More events at dus.psu.edu/calendar.

Resource Spotlight: 

The Undergraduate Bulletin is your source for information about programs including suggested academic plans, filtering tools to narrow options based on interest and location, and career information. Check it out! https://bulletins.psu.edu/undergraduate/

Events and Announcements: 
Free Wellness Services Available
University Park

Health Promotion and Wellness is now offering free Wellness Services for students. The services are designed to help students increase knowledge and learn new skills that contribute to healthy behaviors and academic success.  Services are available for:

  • Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health
  • Nutrition/Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Sleep
  • Stress (Relaxation and Time Management)

Each service includes three 1-hour sessions and are held in the Wellness Suite, Room 20 IM Building. Trained peer educators deliver the services. Schedule an appointment by calling 814.863.0461 or by using the myUHS page. For students who are unable to make it to University Park, call in appointments as well as Skype/Zoom appointments are available.