Parent Email, Sent February 20, 2018
Dear Parents & Families,
Greetings from SUNY Delhi! We hope the 2018 year has started well for you. We would like to take an opportunity to share some important information regarding the upcoming break, mid-term grades and semester deadlines.
All residence halls close for Mid-Winter Break at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 24 and reopen Sunday, March 4 at 12 noon for all students. Classes resume Monday, March 5. If your student will be on campus Saturday morning, please have them sign up for a boxed breakfast which must be picked up on Friday, February 23. Students should read their Daily Student Email for the link to order their meal.
Traveling Home on the Trailways Bus
Students can buy their tickets at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in Farrell Center. Bookstore employees can assist students with purchasing options. Over the phone transactions are not permitted. Tickets can be purchased during normal Bookstore Hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find the most up-to-date departure times, students can call Trailways at 1-800-858-8555.
The college has a wide variety of scholarships available to students. We encourage all students to complete an essay as well as a FAFSA to be considered for scholarships that require documented financial need. There is an online application process and, in most cases, it is not necessary to apply for a specific scholarship. Visit the Scholarship webpage for additional information.
Financial Aid for 2018-19
The 2018-2019 FAFSA opened on October 1, 2017! If the FAFSA has not been filed yet, please complete it as soon as possible. Federal aid eligibility, determined by the FAFSA application, is based on a family’s income from two years prior to the academic year, so please file utilizing 2016 income information. Students must have the FAFSA finalized to be considered for grants, loans and work study. Additional information can be found at Student Financial Services.
Petition to Graduate – Deadline March 15
Is your student planning on graduating this May? If so, please remind your student that they must complete a Petition to Graduate and Degree Works Evaluation with their advisor. The petition is due no later than Thursday, March 15. Failure to complete this information may result in your student not being eligible to graduate. Please refer to the Registrar’s webpage and the Commencement webpage for additional information.
Students may pick up their mid-term grades from their academic advisors beginning Monday, March 19. Please encourage your student to meet with their academic advisor to discuss their grades, academic progress and course selection for next year. Grades can be viewed on Bronco Web starting Monday, March 19.
Tutoring is a FREE service available for ALL students! There is no fee and no limit to the number of courses or hours students can receive tutoring. Students can inquire about available courses and sign up at the Resnick Academic Achievement Center in Bush Hall. The Tutorial Services Webpage has additional information that will support your student's academic success. Be sure to have your student check out the Writing Center and the Math Center for additional help in those specific subjects.
Session B Classes
These classes begin Monday, March 19. Full-time students may enroll for additional credits, at no additional cost. Seats are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can search for available classes through the Registrar’s Webpage. If they have questions, the Registrar is located in Bush Hall, room 124.
Flu Update from Health & Counseling Services
The media is reporting widespread flu this year, however, the rate on campus and in the local community appears to be within normal ranges for this time of year. We want our campus community to be safe and to remember to practice healthy habits. If your student develops flu-like symptoms, we encourage them to come to the Health Center in Foreman Hall. NO insurance is needed! For more information, contact Health & Counseling Services, Foreman Hall, 607-746-4690, email@example.com.
Be sure to visit the SUNY Delhi Newsroom to read recent articles about the college. If you have any questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions webpage. You may also call the Parent Help Line at 607-746-4505 for any further needs.
Dr. Tomás A. Aguirre
Vice President for Student Life & Chief Diversity Officer