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Fall 2012 Course Registration

March 13, 2012 in Academics, Communication, Events, Sports

Welcome Back!

First, I want to welcome Michigan Tech students back to campus! We’re now in the home stretch for the spring semester.

I hope all of you had a fantastic time with your student over spring break! The majority of Michigan Tech students spent their spring breaks getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. But, some students spent their break traveling with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, or on an Alternative Spring Break trip—set up through Tech’s own Outdoor Adventure Program.

Recent News at Tech:

Georgerobinsonite, a newly discovered mineral named for A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Curator George Robinson

A new mineral discovered in the Mammoth-St. Anthony mine in Arizona has been named georgerobinsonite. The mineral is named after George W. Robinson, professor of mineralogy and curator of Michigan Tech’s A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum. It is a lead chromate—a salt of chromic acid—that occurs as minute, transparent, orange-red crystals on cerussite, another lead carbonate and secondary lead mineral.

Michigan Tech Sweeps Colorado College to Advance to Final Five: Michigan Tech will now make its first appearance at the WCHA Final Five since 2007, when it won a first-round series at Colorado College two games to one. The Huskies will have to wait to see who they play. The Final Five is re-seeded after all the first-round series are completed.

Fall 2012 Course Registration

Academic Advising

Although it may seem as though your student is just getting settled into their spring semester courses, fall course registration is quickly approaching. According to the Fall 2012 Registration Priority Schedule, registration opens Thursday, March 15 at 10 p.m. and closes on Sunday, April 1 at 12 a.m. Graduate students are scheduled to be the first to register, starting on Thursday, March 15.

Starting on Sunday, March 18 undergraduate students are permitted to register based on the number of credits they have completed. Students with more completed credits get to register earlier than students with a smaller number of completed credits. Regardless of your student’s number of completed credits, it is important that they are prepared to register for spring courses and that they register on the assigned date.

Students should plan the courses that they want to take in the fall of 2012 and make sure that the times of the courses do not overlap. Planning for fall registration is also a great time for students to set up a meeting with their academic adviser to go over career plans and potential course choices.

I would strongly encourage that each student schedule an appointment with his or her academic adviser to fill out his or her degree program flow chart. That way, your student has a good idea of what semester they will be graduating, what degree requirements they still need to fulfill, and whether or not they need any waivers to register for fall semester. Academic advisers are a great resource with a lot of knowledge and experience regarding courses and career pathways. It is definitely to your student’s advantage to get to know them!

Please feel free to email me at with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have.

Samantha Allen