Add/Drop/CR-NC Deadline is Monday 2/1

Posted: January 27, 2016

Monday, February 1, is the last day to Add or Drop a course for the Spring semester or to declare a course Credit/No Credit.

Classes may be added only by using Add cards at this time. Signed Add cards must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday.
Courses may be dropped online via WebAdvisor through 5 p.m. on Monday. After Monday, students will still have the option of a student-initiated withdrawal (“X”) for one course this semester. Courses dropped before the Monday deadline will not appear on the student’s transcript. A withdrawal taken after that date does not affect the GPA, but it does appear on the transcript with a grade of “X.”

Signed Credit/No Credit cards must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday.

New Art & Environment Group Study Available

Posted: January 26, 2016

The Art and the Environment program is offering a two-credit Group Study that will meet for the second 14 weeks of the Spring semester (“Module B”):

ARTEN 591 Deconstructing Myths of Rape through Performance Art Actions

This group study will explore the fields of new genre public art and social practice, and the potential for performance art actions to disrupt entrenched cultural beliefs about gender and sexual assault. Students will recreate a historic performance art work by Leslie Labowitz, which was originally enacted in 1977 as part of Suzanne Lacy’s project Three Weeks in May. We will document our work in an effort to deconstruct, reframe and take steps towards transforming campus culture as it relates to violence against women.

Meeting once a week, we will explore these and other historically significant performance art actions, discuss relevant readings and plan for the staging of this participatory performance art action on the Allegheny campus. Our primary goal will be preparing for the performance event. This group study will include a series of skype meetings with artists Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz, as well as additional contemporary artists who have worked closely with Lacy and Labowitz, and whose works are complimentary to our goals.

ARTEN 591 will meet during Module B (March 8 – May 4). At present we are planning to meet on Wednesdays at either 4:30 – 6:30pm or 7:00 – 9:00pm. Interested students can register for the group study until March 8th. Interested participants can email Prof Geffen ( or Title IX Coordinator Gilly Ford ( for details.


WebAdvisor Closed for Adds – Use Add Cards

Posted: January 18, 2016

At this time, the addition of ANY class requires the instructor’s permission. Add cards are available in the Registrar’s Office and must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 1. Late cards will not be accepted.

You may Drop courses on-line via WebAdvisor until the Drop deadline, which is 5 p.m. on Monday, February 1.

Spring Course Update 1/18

Posted: January 18, 2016

CANCELLATION. Section W5 (“Composing a Digital Life”) of FS 102 has been cancelled. Space remains available in numerous alternative sections.

Spring Course Update 1/14

Posted: January 14, 2016

New Section! An additional section, Section 04, of DMS 110 Yoga I has been added MW 1:30-2:45. Instructor: Professor Reedy.

CANCELLATION. DMS 201 Upper Level Technique: Modern has been cancelled.

CANCELLATION. DMS 301 Modern Dance III has been cancelled.

Registrar’s Office Closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 3

Posted: December 23, 2015

The Registrar’s Office will be closed for Winter Break beginning on Thursday, December 24. We will reopen for business at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 4.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Transcript Freeze Starting 12/15

Posted: December 9, 2015

Effective December 15, 2015, transcript requests for current students will not be processed until fall semester grades are posted. If you have a deadline date before or near January 12, 2016, we recommend that you request your transcript prior to December 15 so that it can be processed before the transcript freeze begins. If you submit a request before Dec. 15 but wish to have your fall semester grades included on the transcript, select “after grades posted” when ordering through the WebAdvisor Transcript on Demand service. We anticipate that these transcripts will be processed and forwarded on January 12, 2016. January graduates should select “after degree is conferred” when ordering to ensure that the Bachelor’s Degree earned appears on the transcript. These transcripts will not be processed until after the degree is conferred by the faculty on January 28.

Please note that no official transcripts are available for first-semester freshmen until January 12. Please feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office at 814-332-2357 if you have questions.

Spring Course Update 12/2

Posted: December 2, 2015

CANCELLATION. Professor Tamashiro’s Political Science junior seminar (POLSC 585 Seminar: International Politics) has been cancelled. Seats are still available in the junior seminars offered by Professor Harward (POLSC 581 Seminar: Public Law) and Professor Gehring (POLSC 586 Seminar: Comparative Politics).

Spring Course Update 11/30

Posted: November 30, 2015

New Course! Brian Miller will offer HIST 159 History of Modern Germany, TTh 11-12:15.

Course description: An introduction to the historical, political, social and intellectual background of modern Germany. Typical discussion topics include the Congress of Vienna, the 1848 revolution, the first unification of 1871, the Weimar Republic, National Socialism, and the division of Germany after World War II. Special attention is paid to the unification process since 1989 and Germany’s role in international politics.

Instructor Change. Section 3 of ECON 100 Introduction to Microeconomics will be taught by Professor Park (previously Professor Onyeiwu).

Spring Registration: WebAdvisor Open/Closed Dates

Posted: November 23, 2015

On Wednesday, November 25, WebAdvisor will close for registration (however, you will still be able to view your courses, transcripts, etc.)On Monday, November 30, WebAdvisor will reopen for first-year students ONLY (registration class “FR”). FR students will be able to register during the week of November 30 according to the posted Registration Schedule. During this time, other students will be able to add Signature courses (i.e., courses that require instructor permission), but must wait until after the first-year students register to make any other changes to their schedules.

On Monday, December 7, Add cards will be available in the Registrar’s Office, and the credit limit for preregistration will be raised to 20 credits. With the instructor’s approval, Add cards may be used to add any restricted class (classes that are full, classes restricted to particular groups of students, and Signature courses). Please note that WebAdvisor will be closed for registration on 12/7.

On Tuesday, December 8, WebAdvisor will reopen for all students, and the credit limit for preregistration will be raised to 20 credits. Please note that faculty with waiting lists may have added signature restrictions to courses; Add cards must be used for those classes. WebAdvisor will remain open until 4 p.m. on Friday, January 15.

Forms to apply to take overloads of 21 or more credits will be available in January.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at if you have questions about registering for Spring classes.