Parent/Supporter Newsletter: DESTINATION GRADUATION

News for you-the supporters/parents of your student.

Each quarter, we bring you information on timely events, resources, and campus happenings to help your student stay connected. And more importantly, to help you stay connected too.


Current Issue

Chancellor’s Message

August 12, 2014

Being your student’s parental partner By THOMAS KEON I have listened to many student graduation speeches over the years and have spoken with countless graduates filled with pride about what they celebrate on graduation day. I have heard stories about favorite professors, life changing learning experiences and an eagerness to put degrees to work to make a ...

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August 12, 2014

Spotlight on…Financial Aid We know there are questions upon questions upon questions about the financial aid process. The good news, at this point, is that the FAFSA process has been completed, and your student knows the status of his/her financial aid award. Whether in the form of grants, loans, or even the opportunity to participate in ...

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Focus on…

August 12, 2014

Commencement: Getting Your Student There Graduation. Commencement. Receiving a Degree! It may seem a far way off to many of our students, but in reality—and as something we all know—time flies! The process of getting your student walking at the Commencement ceremony may seem arduous to think about (especially as he/she is just beginning or completing his/her first ...

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Student Corner

August 12, 2014

Shaky hands By: JESSICA VAN KLEY; English Writing major in the class of 2016 Heart pounding and hands shaking I entered; my eyes darted around for an empty seat at this new student orientation I was told to attend.  I finally found a seat at a table of strangers, who to me seemed calm, cool and collected, ...

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Timely Reminders

August 12, 2014

So What’s Next on the Agenda? By now, your student is registered for his/her classes. In fact, most students left New Student Orientation with their schedule in hand. Maybe your student is not sure of what will happen next? Maybe you are not sure of the process either? Take a breath. And make sure your student is ...

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August 12, 2014

Technology Sources…at your fingertips There are numerous ways to find answers and information you seek. To help you access what you may need, the following are a few suggestions, shortcuts and explanations relating to various Purdue University Calumet departments/units. Academic Advising: The Academic Advisement website is designed to provide you with the resources you need to help ...

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August 12, 2014

Important Dates to Remember: August 2014 8/13/14 Fall 2014 Registration Re–Opens 8/25/14 Fall 2014 CLASSES BEGIN 8/25/14 Begin Late Registration 8/29/14 Payment Deadline for Fall 2014 September 2014 9/1/14 Labor Day (NO CLASSES) 9/8/14 60% Refund Ends 4:30pm October 2014 10/13 – 10/14/14 October Break (NO CLASSES) 10/20/14 Spring 2015 Priority Registration Begins November 2014 11/14/14 Last Day to Drop Fall 2014 Classes 11/26/14 Fall Recess (NO CLASSES) 11/27/14 Thanksgiving ...

read more ... At-A-Glance