January 2017


We hope you had a happy New Year and welcome you to the Spring 2017 semester! The Registrar’s Office is here to help you help our students. Our website is a great resource where you can find instructions, calendars, forms, and policies. Whether you need to reserve a classroom, grant a registration permission, or have questions about an advisee, we can help.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, Jan 17: First day of classes
Jan 17–23: Unrestricted add/drop. All students may add and drop courses freely online.
Jan 24–30: Restricted add/drop. Students may drop courses freely online, but must have instructor permission to add a course.
Monday, Feb 6: Spring Graduation Applications due

Spring Academic Calendar

Registration Permissions

If a student doesn’t meet the requirements for a course, or if the course is full, they may ask for permission to register for that course.

Who can grant registration permissions?

Review the Granting Registration Permissions chart to determine which permissions you can grant. Bear in mind that students may need permission from more than one person, if there are multiple restrictions for a course.

What are the steps?

  • A student will request your permission to join a course.
  • Use the chart to confirm that you can grant the permission they’ve requested.
  • If you grant the permission, notify your appropriate Department Assistant via email (see Contacts tab).
  • The Department Assistant will apply the permission to the student’s account and notify the student, directing them to register online or in the Registrar’s Office if it is the second week of add/drop.
  • Classes are not automatically added to schedules. Once the student receives this email, it is their responsibility to register for the course.

Review Your Class Roster

Use eCommon to review your roster. Canvas rosters are not updated in real-time and are not official.

Please tell us if there is a student on your list who isn’t coming to class, or a student coming to class missing from the list. Remember, this is the roster of students you will have to grade at the end of the term. Help us to help your students by correcting all discrepancies now.


It bears repeating that we all have a legal responsibility to keep our students’ academic records private.

Review the FERPA policy and take the tutorial.

Other Links:

Accessing Class Lists and Posting Office Hours
Using DegreeWorks