Psychology Newsletter

November 2020


Important Deadlines

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

  • 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.
  • November 11th: Veteran's Day, no classes.
  • November 22nd: Last day for students to submit a Late Change Petition to their college.
  • November 26th: Thanksgiving recess begins, no classes until November 30th.

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

  • November 12th: Last day to make registration changes without the dean's signature.
  • November 13th: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on all Change of Schedule forms to ADD or CHANGE classes.
  • November 19th: Last day for students to withdraw from a class online through UAccess; Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO)
  • November 20th: 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.
  • November 26th: Thanksgiving recess begins, no classes until November 30th.
  • November 29th: Last day for students to submit a Late Change Petition to their college.

*Click here to view the complete list of deadlines*

Registration Dates

Registration dates have been delayed by one week

for Winter 2020 and Spring 2021.

The new dates are as follows:

Winter registration begins: November 9th

Remember that class standings are based on the number of completed units, not counting in-progress units. Your assigned registration date now appears in UAccess Student Center.

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

Click here for the Registration Calendar or see dates below for Spring 2021 registration.

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:


Get Your Flu Shot

Missed the Campus Health Flu Shot clinics? No problem! There are other places in Tucson where you can go in addition to Campus Health.

Most people can also be vaccinated at Pima County Health Department's East, Theresa Lee, and North Office clinics for no cost to you.

Not in Tucson? Use the Vaccine Finder tool to find the vaccine provider nearest you.

Free Stressbusters Wellness App

This app is loaded with tips and resources for health & wellness, and ways to reduce anxiety while building resilience. The app has breathing exercises, how-to videos, affirmations, and links to UArizona resources. To get the FREE app, look for the teal square and hand in the App stores.

Living in a pandemic is hard. Students tell us they are looking for ways to connect. The app provides an easy-to-access, personal strategy for students struggling with remote learning. Even better, the Stressbusters app lists current health & wellness events open to students on campus.

App Features and Content

  • Audio tracks in the Sonic Spa such as Quick Calm to help reduce stress and anxiety
  • Wellness events on campus
  • Exercises that work to restore focus and concentration
  • Tracks to learn and practice meditation and mindfulness
  • Campus resources that help with depression, test anxiety, body image, LGBTQ info, etc.
  • Reminders to set and achieve wellness goals
  • Emergency numbers
  • Campus groups
  • Resources

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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The A Center Pre-Health Professions Advising and the Pre-Health Ambassadors present:

8th Annual Pre-Health Information Blast on Saturday, November 21st

Students will learn about:

  • Letters of recommendation and how to get to know faculty
  • They will hear first-hand from current health profession students
  • Get a better understanding of the admissions process from admissions members
  • Learn about clinical and volunteer opportunities

If you have students interested, registration is now open! For more info or to RSVP, please go to:

Questions? Please email Rene Lozano at


The psychology clinic has established a community service agency that provides undergraduate life skills trainers (and mentors) to school-aged youth with emotional and/or behavioral problems. The vast majority of these children are from a minority group living in poverty in Tucson and are struggling with a variety of emotional and behavior problems. We are currently accepting applications for Spring semester. As a LifeSTEP (Life Skills Training and Enhancement Program) intern, you would be meeting with your assigned youth about once a week for about 4 hours each time. Activities might include getting an ice cream, playing miniature golf, going bowling or spending time at a park, etc. (you would be reimbursed for your expenses including gas). You would receive 3 units of internship credit, and you would have the opportunity to receive training in this area.

If you are interested (and are at least 18 years old), please complete the attached application & email it back to We are especially in need of male interns (due to the large number of older boys in desperate need of a positive role model), but we are also in need of many female interns as well!

In the news

Dr. Jamie Edgin receives award for Distinguished Contribution to Science.

Research and scholarship are the scientific foundations of psychology. It honors those who disseminate their scholarship through undergraduate and graduate teaching. Scholars mentor their students to value intellectual curiosity, scientific methodology, and critical reasoning. The Distinguished Contribution to Science award recognizes Arizona psychologists who conduct research that improves the lives of others. Full Article.

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 (