Your student’s first year is nearing an end: By April 14,
she will have registered for her first semester as a sophomore.
Freshmen with last names starting with A to
K may register on April 13. Those with last names starting with
L to Z may register on April 14. Honors and academic excellence
students may register earlier. All registration is done online at
my.sbu.edu, said Julie Rodriguez, associate registrar.
The first thing your student needs to do is
schedule a time to meet with her adviser. Some advisers have sign-up
sheets on their doors. If your student doesn’t see one there,
she should send her adviser an e-mail to set up an appointment.
Every student needs to meet with her adviser
to be able to register. This is also your student’s chance
to ask questions about classes for next year and her academic program.
It is each student’s responsibility to track her progress
toward her degree.
Your student needs to do two things before
meeting with his adviser. First, he should check the undergraduate
catalog and his degree audit. Both are found online at my.sbu.edu:
click “student” and then “degree audit”
under the “Records Office Services” tab. The degree
audit, coupled with course descriptions from the catalog, should
help give your student some direction as to which courses to choose
for the fall. He should also create a proposed schedule.
When your student meets with his adviser,
the adviser will look at the proposed schedule to see if it meets
Because upper class students register first,
some classes may already be filled, so it is a good idea to have
some backup classes in mind.
Usually, classes that are designated for the
major have the appropriate number of seats available, but Clare
College courses tend to get filled fast since they are required
for all students.
Students with registrar or bursar holds on
their registration should seek help from the appropriate office
to clear those up before attempting to register.
As long as your student prepares a tentative
schedule with a few backup classes in mind and meets with his or
her adviser, he or she should be all set to register on the appropriate
Class of 2013
your freshman, choosing where to live next year can seem like a
scary thing — but it really isn’t. Students have housing
options ranging from the suites in Shay Hall to Devereux’s
traditional room arrangement to the Garden apartments.
The process of picking new housing
starts on April 6 when a student receives his lottery number. The
lottery number is derived from the student’s class rank and
GPA, but can be modified by involvement in extracurricular activities.
“I highly recommend filling
out the extracurricular slip,” said Dominica Luzzi, a junior
journalism/mass communication major. “It’s definitely
helped lower my lottery number.”
Sophomore education major Maria
Redman liked the variety of choices.
“I lived in Shay this year
and really liked the suite set up that it offered,” said Redman.
Students may choose from single
or double-style rooms. The Townhouses on the University’s
east end are reserved for students at junior and senior level. Soon-to-be-sophomores
can choose between Shay, Devereaux, Doyle, and Francis Halls. More
information on these options can be found on the housing
The housing process is completed
when the students meet in an evening session in the Reilly Center
arena for room selection. The sessions are scheduled for April 12
and 14. Students unable to attend that session must designate a
housing proxy and e-mail the name of that proxy to Chris Brown,
coordinator for residential education and housing, at email@example.com.
Class of 2012
Sophomore class officers
Cody Clifford, Abby Harrington, Mike Robinson
and Angeline Pham will remain the officers for the Class of 2014.
The quartet currently leads the class as freshmen. Clifford, an
international studies major; Harrington, an early childhood education
major; Robinson and Pham, both biology majors, look forward to leading
their class during their sophomore year.
The officers say they developed an appreciation
for leadership in high school and enjoy his or her positions. This
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editorial-statement sensitivity this semester.
Clifford and Harrington are childhood friends and encouraged each
other to become involved with the Student Government Association
(SGA) at St. Bonaventure University. Robinson and Pham both see
SGA as a way to contribute to the Bonaventure community.
“I wanted to be more involved in the
community and I thought SGA was the main organization to make change
happen,” Pham said.
Robinson agreed, noting, “I wanted to
make a difference in a positive way.”
Robbie Chulick, a sophomore journalism/mass
communication major and the secretary of the Class of 2013, offered
the officers advice for next year: “I would encourage them
to try to get involved with the entire student body as much as possible.
Try to organize fun but safe events for students to do on campus
that have a positive meaning to them.”
The officers said their class has already
started following Chulick’s suggestions.
“To end out this year, we will host a kickball tournament
to kick off Spring Weekend,” Clifford said. “It’s
open to everyone.”
Clifford said the officers are still planning
the tournament. Entry fee for teams, which can include six to eight
people, will be $20, but it will be free for the first three teams
to sign up. The tournament will take place in the Richter Center
during the evening of April 27.
Last semester, the officers organized a gift
drive to provide holiday gifts to guests at the Warming House, the
university’s student-run soup kitchen.
“About 40-50 people got at least two
gifts,” said Clifford. “This was made possible through
Clifford said he enjoyed this project and
hopes the class can continue this service to the Warming House next
year. Next year’s plans also include working with the First-Year
Experience program to help improve retention rates.
Chulick and the Class of 2014 officers all
emphasized how much the Student Government Association impacts the
“This year we were able to bring several
new clubs to campus and fund them,” Chulick said. “SGA
is responsible for overseeing the 50-plus clubs on campus, funding
them and ensuring that each club makes student involvement their
No. 1 priority.”
The officers encouraged their class to pay
attention to the St. Bonaventure Class of 2014 Facebook group as
it is often used to communicate events the class sponsors and organizes.
Class of 2013