What's Happening At Woo U!


Every week, the What's Happening at Woo U Newsletter shares upcoming events, programs, and opportunities with students, staff, and faculty.

To post your very own announcement on our What's Happening At Woo U newsletter, click here! Submissions due each week by noon on Tuesday. To add a picture, a form, or a video to your announcement, please email it to studentinvolvement@worcester.edu.

In This Issue

  • Registration for Fall 2020 is NEXT WEEK!
  • IT Zoom Session
  • The Academic Success Center has extended the Advising and Registration Workshops
  • Career Services Virtual Coffee Talk
  • Campus Ambassadors Virtual Events
  • Recreation and Wellness Programming
  • Spring Back with Student Affairs
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Registration for Fall 2020 is NEXT WEEK!

Recognizing the difficulties facing academic advisees and advisers in planning for fall 2020 course selection, the university has approved changes to the advising week/pre-registration period this semester.

The dates and sequence of academic pre-registration are changed to the following:

Pre-Registration for Fall 2020

  • Pre-registration for undergraduate students will be moved back eight days, as follows:

    • Seniors, April 21: 6 a.m. (W), 8:15 a.m. (R): 110+credits; 9 a.m. (W), 11 a.m. (R): 100-109 credits; 12 p.m. (W), 2 p.m. (R): 90-99 credits
    • Juniors, April 22: 6 a.m. (W), 8:15 a.m. (R): 80-89 credits; 9 a.m. (W), 11 a.m. (R): 70-79 credits; 12 p.m. (W), 2 p.m. (R): 60-69 credits
    • Sophomores, April 23: 6.a.m (W), 8:15 a.m. (R): 50-59 credits; 9 a.m. (W), 11am (R): 40-49 credits; 12 p.m. (W), 2p.m. (R): 30-39 credits
    • First-Years, April 24: 6 a.m. (W), 8:15 a.m. (R): 20-29 credits; 9 a.m. (W), 11 a.m., (R): 10-19 credits; 12 p.m. (W), 2 p.m. (R): 0-9 credits

Students are urged to make contact with their Advisors as soon as possible, through whatever method their Advisor recommends. We hope that the extra time granted this semester will produce a good outcome for academic advising and timely student progress in degree programs.

IT Zoom Session

Thursday 4/16 from 1:00-2:00PM.

Join our IT team for a session on the following items:

Student blackboard tips
Assistance with Zoom/Collaborate
Open for questions as time permits

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Find your local number: https://worcester.zoom.us/u/abs5RAvNIs

The Academic Success Center has extended the Advising and Registration Workshops

The ASC has extended our Advising and Registration Workshops through next week. Please join us!



Join Zoom Meeting:

Career Services Virtual Coffee Talk

Name: Jillian Anderson
Email: janderson2@worcester.edu

Join the Director of Career Services, Jillian Anderson on Friday at 9:30am for a virtual coffee and chat about Career Services. She will be here to answer your questions. Register in LancerLink for all the information.
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Campus Ambassador Virtual Events

Name: Elizabeth Cernoia
Email: ecernoia@worcester.edu

Campus Ambassadors Christian Community wants you to stay connected. Pop in and say hello!

Tuesday Hangout!
Come hang out and catch up with WSU/FSU friends. Maybe we'll talk about corona, maybe we'll talk about the fact that a group of penguins on land is called a waddle ?? Who knows?! Join us.

Wednesday Prayer!
Join us as we come together to pray. (Or just DM your prayer needs to us on Instagram and we have you covered. #WooStateCA)

Thursday Hangout!
One hangout just wasn't enough. Same idea as Tuesday hangouts, just another one at a different time. Join us.

Saturday Movie Nights:
We're hosting Netflix Watch Parties.

Sunday Mornings:
We want you to stay connected to local churches. We have a list of churches that are hosting devotionals and online streaming

YouVersion Bible plans:
We're going through Bible plans together. Check out the options with the link below.

Here is the link that will get you to all the info in one place:

Recreation and Welness Programming

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu

Hey all you cool cats and kittens have you checked out some of the great things we have lined up for you over at the Recreation and Wellness pages? @wsu_recandwellness on Instagram and Twitter and https://www.wsulancers.com/Wellness/Virtual_Recreation_-_Wellness for a comprehensive list of all great opportunities and resources.

Trick shot contests are being launched later this week, WSU Recreation Trivia coming in hot next week, yoga videos can be found on the site, log your miles that you've been getting in here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiG2mJ1JCrFIHbcalQUVNlFOkCtb1gCSUYCE_Z1yvzGPrdQA/viewform), join the country on Wednesdays at 8pm for the Quarantine Quiz show via Twitch.

Anything you don't see, but want to see? Reach out to Brittany (brende@worcester.edu) or Dean (dbowen2@worcester.edu) and we'll chat with you more!

Spring Back with Student Affairs

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Dear Students,

Please mark your calendars for the following "Spring" back with Student Affairs: Virtual Vitality series. We hope you will join us to hear about how to access our services remotely, answer any questions you may have, or just to have some "face time" with your fellow WSU Lancers. It is so important that you stay connected during this difficult time and we want to make this as easy as possible for you.

We also ask that you send in any questions you may have ahead of time so that we may answer them during the zoom call. Don't worry, we won't announce your name, we'll just answer the question(s) you submit so everyone can benefit.

Please send your questions for collection to Bridget Joiner at Bjoiner@worcester.edu.

Wednesday, April 15, 2-3pm:
Counseling Services: How to stay mentally healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/216132704
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 216 132 704 (Press # twice)

Tuesday, April 21, 11am-12pm:
Student Accessibility Services: Tips for Transitioning to Remote Learning and a brief guide to assistive technology.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/766555935
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 766 555 935 (Press # twice)

Monday, April 27, 12-1pm:
Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development: How to stay socially engaged in your clubs and with your fellow lancers from 6+ feet away.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/635992000
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 635 992 000 (Press # twice)

Friday, May 8, 1-2pm:
Health and Wellness: How to stay active while staying in place.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/510827558
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 510 827 558 (Press # twice)

*Please note if you choose to attend any of the events in the Virtual Vitality series by conference call, your phone number may display to all members attending.

All the Best,
The Student Affairs Team

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Name: Sarah Valois
Email: svalois@worcester.edu

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Follow the WSU SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) Instagram account @wsusave for facts, self care tips, reporting options and other resources throughout the month of April. Join us in raising awareness and supporting survivors. #SAAM #WSUSAVE #StartByBelieving #ThatsNotLove #ItsOnUs
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The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development provides a comprehensive co-curricular student experience through leadership development, involvement opportunities, and a diverse array of social, cultural, and educational programs for the entire Worcester State community. All of our programs challenge and encourage students to become empowered, inclusive, and knowledgeable future community and global leaders.