Meet the Dean

Marina Melendez

Associate Dean of the College and Dean of Juniors, Seniors and Transfers and POSSE Coordinator

As dean of juniors and seniors, Marina Melendez counsels and advises students on their educational goals while monitoring their progress toward graduation. She also serves as a liaison between students and resources on campus and partners with faculty and staff across the college to ensure academic success. She is the coordinator for POSSE and oversees transfers to the College.

More about Dean Melendez

Junior & Senior Years

General requirements

Juniors/ seniors who matriculated prior to Fall 2016: Follow the General Education Requirements

Juniors/ seniors who matriculated in Fall 2016 or later: Follow the Connections Program Requirements

Academic focus

Junior and senior years are time to delve deeply into the major, minor or certificate. All general requirements should be completed no later than first-semester junior year. Exploration of courses in the pathway/ academic center will have begun second-semester sophomore year and will continue as juniors and seniors build on their academic interests and passions.

During junior and senior years, students should reconnect with the Career Center to consider summer internship opportunities and post-graduation careers.  Students should be contemplating, designing and developing capstone experiences to be displayed, presented or performed the last semester of senior year.

Students should meet regularly with the faculty advisers (at least once a semester during pre-planning and pre-registration) and their class dean to ensure all requirements are being met for graduation.