Psychology Newsletter

December 2020


Important Deadlines

Regular Academic Session Courses (8/24 - 12/9):

  • December 9th: Last day of class - no registration changes can be made after the last day of class.
  • December 10th: Reading day, no classes.
  • December 11th: Final exams begin.
  • December 17th: Final exams end.

Seven Week Second Session Courses (10/15 - 12/9):

  • December 9th: Last day of class - no registration changes can be made after the last day of class.
  • December 10th: Reading day, no classes.
  • December 11th: Final exams begin.
  • December 17th: Final exams end.

Winter Session Courses (12/21/20 - 01/12/21):

  • December 20th: Last day for students to add to or drop from a waitlist.
  • December 21st: First day of Winter Classes. Last day to use UAccess for adding classes, changing classes, or changing sections. First day to file for the Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO).
  • December 22nd: Instructor approval required on a Change of Schedule form to ADD or CHANGE classes. Last day to drop without a grade of W. Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO). Last day for a refund.
  • December 23rd: W period begins.
  • December 24th & December 25th: Holiday closure; no classes.
  • December 26th: Last day to change from pass/fail to regular grading or vice versa with only instructor approval on a Change of Schedule form.
  • December 27th: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on a Change of Schedule form to change from pass/fail to regular grades or vice versa.

*Click here to view the complete list of deadlines*

Spring 2021 Registration

Refer to the Dates & Deadlines to find when the last day to register for Spring courses is. This will be based on the session in which the course takes place in.

Take a look at these helpful tutorials for searching and adding classes in UAccess.

Common Registration and Advising Questions

Check out this FAQ page on the Psychology website to answer some of your common questions.


Think Tank Academic Skills Workshops

Want to find a different way to take notes, prepare for exams, manage your time, or even organize your assignments? Think Tank offers FREE Academic Skills Workshops that are offered during fall and spring semesters.

View the Fall 2020 Workshop Schedule

The "Preparing for Final Exams" and "Stress Management & Test Anxiety" workshops might be of particular interest at this point in the semester!

Think Tank Academic Skills Resources

Click here to find some great information and helpful tools to utilize while you're gearing up for finals and to use for future courses. You'll find resources for Time Management, Reading Strategies, and Anxiety & Stress Management. The information for Exam Preparation and Test Taking might be great to look into right about now!

A note from Campus Pantry

"Hey everyone! It’s coming to the end of the semester. Let’s finish strong! As finals are approaching, we are cutting down our hours. These are the new hours we will be open until the end of the year. Take note that the last day we will be open this year is December 16th. Good luck on your last few weeks of the semester!"

Campus Pantry December Hours:

  • Tuesday: 2PM-4PM
  • Wednesday: 11AM-1PM
  • Friday: 11AM-1PM

The last day Campus Pantry will be open is December 16th.

Support Services

Many university resources and supports have online support options at this time. Take a look at this extensive list of some available supports and services.

Campus Reentry Resources

Check out the page below for updates and info!


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Pre-Health Ambassador Workshop Series

Join the Pre-Health Ambassadors as they host a series of workshops designed to help pre-health students prepare for a future career in healthcare.

December 2

Summer Engagement Opportunities Workshop
4-5pm Virtal / RSVP soon:

January 27
Get Ready for the MCAT Workshop
4-5pm Virtual / RSVP will be available here:

More information on spring workshops can be found here.

Participant Opportunity

Researchers at the UA Cognitive Neuroscience of Language lab are looking for volunteers in a functional MRI study that investigates how we learn scientific concepts. The study includes two short lessons delivered over Zoom, in which the instructor will explain to you the meaning of concepts from different areas of biology, two online surveys, and a functional MRI scan conducted at the Translational Bioimaging Resource of the University of Arizona. Participants that have completed the study will receive $50.

We are looking for healthy adult subjects that:

  • are not biology experts (i.e., are not majoring in biology)
  • are native English speakers
  • are 18-35 years old
  • have no history of language, neurological or psychiatric disorders, or claustrophobia
  • do not use psychoactive medications (antidepressants, ADHD medications, etc.)
  • are MRI-compatible (no metal in the body, no chronic back/neck pain, not pregnant or trying to conceive)

Potential volunteers are asked to get in touch with the postdoc conducting the study Ekaterina Delikishkina at

Psychology Advising

How to Make an Advising Appointment

Advising appointments are for majors only can be scheduled by going to Trellis. Students can search for any of the names listed below to meet with.

Psychology minors, please email your assigned advisor.


Randy Yazzie– Students with last names A-F (

Keri Bishop – Students with last names G-M (

Shelley Gill – Students with last names N-Z (

Melanie Lipton - Assistant Director of Academic Advising (