Students, today you will begin participating in your courses in a remote learning environment. You can be ready for this transition by performing these three key things on Monday:
- Log in to Canvas, look at your courses and review our orientation course if you are not familiar with Canvas.
- Be familiar with the technology you may be using in your courses, like Zoom or Office 365. There are also tutorials for Zoom and Office 365.
- Check in with your adviser. If you don’t know who your adviser is, you can find their contact info on the top right of your LionPATH homepage under “My Advisors.” If you do not have an adviser listed, please respond to this email, and I will connect you to your adviser.
Academic Advising Center
Advisers will be available to connect via zoom, phone, and e-mail:
- Monday - Friday
- 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Watch you email for specific instructions from your faculty adviser on how to connect with them.
If you are having trouble locating who your faculty adviser is, please contact Sarah or Jena.
Q: Where can I find resources to help me create a sample schedule?
A: Use the Suggested Academic Plans in the Penn State bulletin:
- Use the What-If report and Academic Requirements in LionPATH for more details.
- Find tutorials on LionPATH procedures
- Watch for communication from your adviser via email—this will keep you updated about next steps.
Topic: How do I request an exception on my academic requirements document in LionPATH?
Your academic college/department is responsible for maintaining your Academic Requirement document in LionPATH. Verify the process with your academic advisor and verity the status of your exception requests by at the Academic Requirements link in LionPATH.
Q: Who do I contact if I’m considering dropping a course?
- First, contact your instructor ensure you have a clear understanding of where you stand in the course and what opportunities you might have to improve your grade.
- If you are receiving any kind of financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.), contact the Office of Student Aid for information about how this would affect you.
- Then, contact your assigned academic adviser about whether dropping is the correct choice for you.
Q: How do I withdraw from all my classes?
A: Withdrawals are processed in the Registrar’s Office. Before deciding to withdraw from the University, consult with your academic adviser, instructors and financial aid coordinator to understand the impact withdrawing will have on you.
Q: Who do I contact with questions about paying my tuition bill?
A: The Bursar’s office handles tuition payments. You can also contact the DuBois Bursar’s office.
Q: How do I order an official transcript?
A: Order official transcripts on the Registrar’s website
Q: Who do I contact for questions about my graduation ceremony?
A: Find this information on the Registrar’s website or contact the DuBois Registrar