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August 22, 2022

Dear Students, 

Welcome back! I hope your summer was everything you wanted it to be, and you are refreshed and excited for your first week of classes. Whether you are returning or starting your first semester with us, we are delighted to welcome you to Grounds. 

I write with a few, very important reminders about the start of term and the Student Information System (SIS). 

Last day to add or drop classes from your schedule
Tuesday, Sept. 6, is the LAST day you can ADD a class to your schedule. That means that after 11:59 p.m. EDT that day, you will not be able to add another class. In most undergraduate classes, the following day, Wednesday, Sept. 7, is the last day you can DROP a class from your schedule. The last day to drop a class in the School of Engineering and Applied Science is Tuesday, October 11.

For additional fall enrollment information visit the UREG Fall 2022 Enrollment Instruction website.

Check (and recheck!) your class enrollment information in SIS. 
Carefully check your class enrollment information in SIS before those deadlines. Recheck it two or three times, even if you're sure it's all correct. In particular, make sure your grading option for each class is correct. Most of your classes should be taken for a traditional grade (A-F), which is the Graded grading option in SIS. 

Be careful about choosing CR/NC as a grading option. 
Classes taken for CR/NC meet very few degree requirements. Check with your dean's office or your school website for more information about your school's rules regarding CR/NC. 

Verify enrollment in SIS, not UVACollab.
Do not rely on UVACollab to verify your enrollment details. If a class doesn't appear in your Class Schedule in SIS, you are not enrolled! If a class appears in your schedule in SIS, you are enrolled. Being added to or removed from a UVACollab site does not affect your enrollment status in SIS. SIS is what counts!

We know these first days and weeks of the semester can be stressful, as well as joyous. Please pause to take a deep breath from time to time, enjoy the moment, and remember that we are all here to learn and grow together. Let us know if you need us. You can reach our team at [email protected] or 434-924-4122.

Kind regards, 
Laura F. Hawthorne
Associate Vice Provost and University Registrar