Memo regarding changes occurring for the summer 2016 session

In preparation for summer 2016, several changes will be implemented to improve service to our growing summer student population.

Please note the following modifications that may affect you as a staff or faculty member:

Some courses will not meet on Monday, May 16, 2016 

  • The Office of the Registrar plans to contact all faculty, staff, and students related to these courses in notification of the change in the start date and will post on ISIS under “Registration Information”
  • The Office of the Registrar requests that departments do not remove or edit the specific date text information in this field
  • The additional day now accommodates improved transition in our residence halls for our students between spring and summer sessions
  • ISIS Registration and Waitlist functionality for the 4 Week, 6 Week I, and 12 Week summer 2016 subsessions will continue until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016
  • Any course that was scheduled to meet on Monday, May 16, 2016 may have the contact minutes adjusted by the Office of the Registrar.  It is possible that a classroom reassignment may occur due to this modification so please check ISIS for any changes.

The types of courses impacted by this change are listed below:

Courses to include:

  • 0000 – 0999: Remedial
  • 1000 – 2999: Lower-level undergraduate
  • 3000 – 4999: Upper-level undergraduate & graduate
  • 5000 – 5999: College of Engineering upper-level undergraduate & graduate

Courses to exclude:

  • 5000 – 7999: Graduate-level
  • 8000 – 9999: Professional-level
  • Professional Schools: Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy
  • Study Abroad
  • Sections at Lakeside Lab
  • Independent Study or Arranged off-campus locations (i.e. Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, etc)
  • Management Type of Distance Education (EX*, GIS, off-campus; includes Public Health Distance)
  • Workshops
  • Any 6 Week II, 8 Week, or Off-Cycle section that begins Tuesday, May 17, 2016 or later.

Separate summer and fall Early Registration Times

  • In the past, students were assigned the same day and time for summer and fall Early Registration.  Beginning in summer 2016 students will have a separate day and time for each session.
  • Faculty and Staff will still be able to authorize and grant special permission for both the fall and summer sessions at the same time.

The new timeline is detailed below:

Summer 2016 

  • February 8, 2016 – Ability to authorize and grant special permission
  • February 18, 2016 – Registration time assignments available online
  • March 7 – 11, 2016 – Summer 2016 Early Registration 

Fall 2016

  • February 8, 2016 – Ability to authorize and grant special permission
  • March 14, 2016 – Registration time assignments available online
  • April 11 – 22, 2016 – Fall 2016 Early Registration