Psychology Newsletter

October 2020


Important Deadlines

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

November 1st: Last day for students to withdraw from a class online through UAccess and to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) from a regular 16 week classes

November 2nd: Instructor and dean's signatures required on a Late Change Petition in order to withdraw from class and students must have an extraordinary reason for approval

*To view the complete list of deadlines, use link above.

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

October 18th: Last day to use UAccess for adding classes, changing classes, or changing sections for Seven Week Second classes

October 19th: Instructor approval required on a Change of Schedule form to ADD or CHANGE seven week second classes

October 22nd: Last day to drop without a grade of W (withdraw) Classes dropped on or before this date will remain on your UAccess academic record with a status of dropped, but will not appear on your transcript; Last day for a refund

October 23rd: W period begins, A penalty grade of W will be awarded for each withdrawal and the class(es) will appear on your transcript

November 19th: Last day for students to withdraw from a class online through UAccess ; Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO)

*To view the complete list of deadlines, use link above.

Winter and Spring 2021 Course Registration

Winter and Spring schedules will be VIEWABLE on October 1st.

Winter registration begins: November 2nd

Spring priority registration dates are posted below. Class standings are based on the number of completed units, not counting in-progress units. Your assigned registration date will appear in UAccess.

Enrollment is for currently enrolled students and they are continuous through the first week of classes.

*To view the registration calendar for possible updates/changes:

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Check out 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:


Wildcats R.I.S.E.

Wildcats R.I.S.E. is a new, safe place that brings UArizona students together to sort it all out, whatever it is.

Our free group and individual sessions offer students a chance to connect and talk with peers who are dealing with similar stressors. Because talking helps, especially when you’re talking to someone who gets it.

View the schedule and sign up for an upcoming session at

Questions? Email

The Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Role of the Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the department designated by the University to ensure access to University classes, programs and activities for disabled individuals on main campus, Arizona South, Phoenix campus and Arizona Online. A goal of the DRC is that your student experience is the best it can be inside and outside the classroom! We are committed to a convenient process by which you can explore accommodations and access requests.

How Does DRC Facilitate Accessibility?

DRC facilitates access by determining reasonable accommodations or by redesigning aspects of a University experience to be inclusive of all participants. We work with individuals in response to specific requests and we also work proactively with campus partners to influence a more accessible and inclusive campus.

Connect With the DRC

The Disability Cultural Center (DCC)

The DCC team has compiled a list of general COVID-19 resources


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Campus Reentry Resources

Check out the page below for updates and info!


Volunteer position: Virtual STAR Lab Meeting Coordinator

Students Taking Advantage of Research (STAR) Lab is looking for undergraduate volunteers with college research, computer science and data science experience to support high school students in their research!

We welcome all students with research experience and good communication skills but we are in particular need of volunteers who have experience and skill in computer programming, Matlab, R / SPSS for statistical analysis as well as Excel and data management skills.

Volunteer position: Virtual STAR Lab Meeting Coordinator

When: October 2020 through January 2021

Where: On Zoom (of course!)

What: Weekly hour long lab meetings with a cohort of 4-6 high school students

Why: To support student research experience and establish a scientific community with future Wildcats!

How: If interested, contact

More Details of Volunteer Opportunity:

The STAR Lab is a SARSEF/UA MCB Outreach Lab that brings together research mentors and high school students in a program of sustained support for student research. This year we are 100% online with no in person interactions but that doesn't mean we are not doing great science! The student research topics include COVID-19, cancer and heart disease, bioinformatics, plant sciences, social justice, conservation biology, geology, climate change, computational linguistics and psychology, to name a few.

Lab Meeting Coordinators will facilitate one weekly meeting with the same group of high school student researchers each week. Each student has a research mentor (PI or graduate student) who is advising on their individual projects. The role of the Lab Meeting Coordinator is to provide support and a sense of community to a group of students, to provide an opportunity for students to share about their research progress, to help with interpreting research papers, troubleshoot problems, support and clarify data analysis, helping our students to see themselves as scientists. You are also helping them see themselves as college students, hopefully Wildcats!

Please join us in this wonderful adventure and help strengthen the science community in Tucson and southern Arizona.

Human Memory Lab - Spring 2021 Research Positions

The Human Memory Lab is looking for several undergraduates who are interested in gaining research experience through independent study or directed research.

In our lab, we use behavioral, cognitive, and naturalistic observation measures to address a variety of questions about memory, such as how older and younger adults differ in memory retrieval, whether autobiographical memory might aid in the pre-clinical detection of Alzheimer’s disease, and how social factors like loneliness might impact memory sharing and everyday conversations among older adults.

Commitment is at least 2 semesters (2 or 3 credits per semester), starting Spring 2021. Research assistants will need to attend approximately 15 to 20 hours of training (over Zoom) towards the end of this fall semester or during the winter session. This is great opportunity for undergraduates interested in graduate/medical school and would provide experience in data analyses, qualitative data entry and coding, participation in lab meetings and discussions, and being a valued member of a research team. If you are interested, please contact Katie McVeigh at to set up a meeting.

Human Memory Lab website:


October 21, 2020

1 PM - 4 PM

Online via Handshake

How to get the most out of UA Graduate School Fair

Graduating students and alumni can explore graduate school options. All students are welcome.

Before the event: Prepare

  • Review websites of schools with programs of interest to you
  • Based on this information, decide which schools to target at the event
  • Rank schools according to your preference
  • Crunched for time? Schedule sessions with your highest priority schools first to ensure you get an appointment time

Resources to Help you Prepare

Have a list of questions that will help inform your decision

  • Questions could address program requirements, faculty, course offerings, facilities, location, student life, costs, teaching/graduate/research assistantships, etc.
  • Be prepared to answer questions from the institution's representative regarding your goals for graduate school and your career interests
  • Get the representative's contact information
  • Follow-up with the representative after the event

Virtual Study Abroad Fair

What can you do during the Virtual Fair Week?

The 2020 Virtual Fair experience is your chance to learn about study abroad opportunities, meet with study abroad staff and attend live info sessions. With programs in nearly 60 countries and programs for all majors, we have something for everyone. We look forward to helping you discover your path to study abroad in the future!

Attend a Virtual Fair Info Session on Wednesday or Thursday for a chance to win a $500 study abroad scholarship! Interested in learning more? Visit and sign up for study abroad fair and event reminders!


· What - Study Abroad Virtual Fair

· When - October 12th- 16th

· Where - Online!

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In the news

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 (