Mar. 22, 2020

A message from Dean Patton

Dear Sophomores,

I hope you, your family and friends are all safe and healthy.

I am sorry that your on-campus experience had to be interrupted so
abruptly this semester.  I will greatly miss your presence on campus.
During spring break, departments and offices have been working to
figure out the best way to ensure the continuation of your education
and your overall support. I therefore wanted to stress that we
continue to be committed to support you wherever you are.   Your major
and minor departments, centers, and pathways are all ready to work
with you and to help you move your educational goals forward.
Similarly, the ARC, Writing Center, Office of Accessibility, the
Walter Commons, and the Hale Center for Career Development have all
gone remote and are ready to provide virtual support in every way

Along with the semester resuming with online classes on Wednesday, I
wanted to draw your attention to some very important dates:

Sophomore Declaration
Sophomores need to declare their major by March 27th. The Registrar’s
Office sent a Google form to all undeclared sophomores on March 16th.
Please refer to that form for instructions on how to declare and send
an email to if you have any questions.

Pre-registration for sophomores is on April 2 at 7:30 EST. Due to the
timing, students who are in the process of declaring are invited to
discuss pre-registration course selection and obtain the registration
PIN from their current pre-major adviser. They should also let their
intended major adviser know what courses they plan to register during
pre-registration. The online registration system will remain open
through the end of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to
reach out to their adviser and obtain the PIN prior to
pre-registration. Only the adviser can provide the PIN.

I will be available for virtual meetings with you.  You can sign up
for appointments with me using this link.  Once you sign-up, I will
update your appointment to a Google Hangout session. At the time of
your appointment, please go online and join the call. Please note that
all appointments are Eastern Standard Time. If the time slots
available don't work for you due to time zone issues, please send me
an email and we will find another time to talk.

Technology Support
If you are having trouble accessing Camelweb because of the
Multi-Factor Authentication you should email Please
include your contact information and a phone number. The IT Service
Desk will then be in touch with you to resolve your problem.

It is possible that other issues may come up as we transition to a
different kind of learning community. Our Covid-19 Q&A page has a
wealth of information on aspects of our students' experience in light
of this emergency.

As I said in the beginning, we are all here for you. Please do not
hesitate to reach out. We are all in this together.

Looking forward to staying in touch with all of you,
Dean Patton