University of Evansville
UE Parent Newsletter - February 2016

Attention Parents of Seniors: Commencement Central Coming Up!

May 7 will be here before we know it, so make sure your senior is prepared for graduation. Commencement Central is scheduled for Monday, February 29, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 1, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Your senior can take care of all commencement needs in one place during these times. Representatives from the Office of the Registrar, University Bookstore, Alumni and Parent Relations, Center for Career Development, and Senior Gift will be there. Caps and gowns will be purchased and announcements ordered at the Bookstore table, so your senior will need some funds. Find out more about Commencement.

News from the Student Success Team (SST)

The Student Success Team is a group of UE faculty and administrators who strive to develop programming and improve processes in an effort to help UE students be more successful and satisfied.

Time Management and Study Skills Workshops and private sessions: Many students, especially freshmen, have expressed concern about managing the additional academic rigor and newfound independence of college. In response, UE kicked off both the fall and spring semesters with group workshops to assist students with time management, reading comprehension, study skills, and test-taking. One-on-one assistance continues to be offered for students who want help. To arrange a private session, students should e-mail Paula Heldt at

Spring Student Outreach: Advisors from the Offices of Academic Advising/Resource Center/ Student Retention have made outreach to students who struggled academically during the fall semester. Students were invited in for a private appointment to discuss an academic repair plan and available supports that would assist the student to be more successful in the spring. Please encourage your student to accept such offers of help. If your student has concerns about any issue related to academic success, major, financial aid renewal, etc., and is not sure whom to contact for help, please direct your student to e-mail Angie Dawson, director of student retention, at, and she will ensure that your student is connected with the proper campus resource. 

Spring Academic Advising and Registration/Changing Major: Academic advising for the summer and fall of 2016 gets under way on March 14. Students should be watching for specific instructions from their advisor and the Office of the Registrar as the date approaches. Students who wish to discuss a change in major before registering for fall courses should contact Debbie Kassenbrock in the Office of Academic Advising at

File the 2016-17 FAFSA by March 10

Submit the 2016-17 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at to apply for financial aid for next year. This includes need-based grants from federal, state, and UE sources; federal student loans; and federal work-study. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or

Academic Support Services

At the University of Evansville we are dedicated to active learning and scholarship. Our highest priorities are the educational needs and interests of our students. Through free academic support services, we offer students resources to realize their highest potential.
The Center for Academic Advising is the central headquarters for all academic concerns. The center offers assistance with major and advisor changes, graduation checklists, undeclared majors, and other academic matters. Click here for more information.

Returning Students to Select Housing for 2016-17

The housing selection process for students returning to UE for Fall 2016 will take place from February 15 - March 18. Students interested in living in the Villages (townhouses, North Hall, apartments, or houses) can apply from February 15 - 19. The residence hall process will take place after students return from spring break.

For more information, see the residence life web page and select Applying for Housing for Returning Student on the left side menu.

Calendar of Events - For more information visit here.

March 5 - 13
Spring Break

March 25 - 27
Easter Break

April 28 - May 4
Final Exams

May 7
Baccalaureate and Commencement

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Evansville IN 47722