Posts Tagged ‘graduation’

Graduation Brunch

Friday, December 6th, 2019

On December 14, between 10 a.m and 11.30 a.m., the university has organized a graduation brunch in Somers Lounge for graduates and their families. It is free for those graduating and their younger siblings (5 and under), but all others are expected to pay $14. It is certainly cool that they are organizing such a convenient meal right before the main event and that it is free for graduating students, but I wish it was free for our parents too. After contributing so significantly to our education, shouldn’t they have a free brunch too? 

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First Real Snow of the Year!

Monday, November 4th, 2019

I missed it. The snow is beautiful. It’s really the cold that I don’t like–the snow alone makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I’m surprised it hasn’t snowed like this until the fourth of November. Usually, we get some snow in October. But in all fairness, I should admit the temperature has been unusually high too, so one explains the other. Indeed, we have got a few torrential rains in October! I can’t say I’ll miss January and February cold after I graduate this December, but I know that I’m will miss the pervading whimsical views Duluth has to offer in the winter! 

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Advisement Week

Friday, October 11th, 2019

It has begun! Advisement week for next spring is here. Today I met with my advisor. Since I am graduating in December, there was nothing related to class registration to talk about, so instead, we triple checked I have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation and chatted about my future plans. We also took the opportunity to talk about the past and learn how the other ended up here. It took sitting down with a professor I’ve come to admire a few months before graduating to realize that I have, in fact, grown quite fond of this ruthlessly cold, isolated place!

Applying for Graduation

Friday, September 27th, 2019

The semester in which you graduate, roughly 90 days before the event, you have to apply to graduate. It is a strange idea, applying to graduation (at least for me, as an international student)–it feels like an odd step where you send them a reminder you intend to graduate, and they look at your transcript to make sure everything is in order. In truth, the process is rather short: click a hyperlink in your OneStop site (online), fill in your address and contact information, and (this one will be helpful for whoever reads my last name) clarify how your first and last names are pronounced. And that’s all. Hopefully everything is in order and I graduate in December without any setbacks!

Learning Outcomes Assessment

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

The last requirement for the Psychology major is a course called Learning Outcomes Assesments. It is a zero-credit course, but don’t worry: it’s not a real class. At some point by the end of the semester, you are asked to take an exam (that isn’t graded)—and that’s it. Its sole purpose is to see how much of the knowledge being taught in the Psychology curriculum is actually being retained in students’s memory at the time of graduation. It is used by professors to improve their teaching, and make sure that students actually learn the material that will prepare them for their future as Psychologists.