A Summer Registration Day provides you with an overview of Saint Michael's educational philosophy and allows you to meet with a faculty academic advisor to begin your academic planning process and to select appropriate courses for the fall semester. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to meet with some current students and staff members who will talk openly about out-of-the-classroom experiences.
We require graduates to demonstrate proficiency in a second language. If you have studied French or Spanish, you should take the online WebCape placement exam at least three days before you arrive for Summer Registration Day. If you have studied any other language, you will be tested for that language on campus. These language assessments will help us determine the most appropriate placement level for you at the time you enroll in language study. If you score at an intermediate level of proficiency or higher, you will be exempt from further required study of a second language. If you score at the beginning level, you will be required to take an intermediate level course; if the assessment shows you need full language study, you will take eight credits of a language.
If you know or think you will be majoring in a field that requires calculus, you should take the Online Placement Test at least one day before arriving for your Summer Registration Day.
We appreciate the fact that the 9:00 a.m. starting time may present a logistical difficulty for those of you living some distance from the campus. Regrettably, with the combination of residence hall renovation and summer school in progress, we are unable to offer you accommodations on campus. There are, however, numerous hotels and motels in the immediate area for those of you who would prefer to arrive the night before the Summer Registration Day.
While attendance at a Summer Registration Day is not required, we highly recommend your participation because of the advantages it provides, including the opportunity to speak with faculty advisors, academic administrators, student life administrators, current students and other new students. Attendance at a Summer Registration Day will make the New Student Orientation in August much less hectic. For those of you who find it impossible to attend a Summer Registration Day, your registration will occur by email to your Saint Michael's account or by mail.
Please look over the course material in the New Student Guide before coming to your Summer Registration Day. You must bring the New Student Guide with you for course registration.
Once we receive your registration form (Form I), we will send you an email to your Saint Michael's account or a postcard by mail confirming the date. There is no charge for Summer Registration Day.
Who attends Summer Registration Day?
We welcome our incoming first-year and transfer students and their parents. Students will receive a schedule of their day when they arrive on campus. Following the greeting and continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m., there will be a panel presentation for parents offered on each of the three Summer Registration Days from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in the Alliot Student Center dining hall. The panel may include Student Affairs, Academics and current students. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations will also host an information session for parents from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
What happens at Summer Registration Day?
- Students attend an overview meeting
- Academic advisors assist students through the class registration process
- Students attend a panel presentation where they may ask questions about the academic and residential experience
- Students will be presented with opportunities to learn about the Saint Michael's community and to meet other first-year students and community members
- Students take the written portion of the language placement test to ensure placement in an appropriate skill-level class
- Lunch is provided for students
Does my choice of the first, second, or third Summer Registration Day affect my course registration?
No. All students will have the same registration opportunities on July 12, 16 and 19. We reserve the same number of class seats in each course section for the three Summer Registration Days.
All Summer Registration Day and optional programs tend to fill up very quickly, so we recommend you return this registration form to us as soon as possible. The absolute deadline for returning this form is June 7, 2013. Programs fill on a first-come, first-served basis, based on space availability by gender. Even if you do not plan to attend a Summer Registration Day, you must complete and return Form I.
Summer Registration Days are free. Optional programs carry a fee. Please include a check for your first-choice Optional Program.
You will be notified of your Summer Registration date and optional program date via an email sent to your Saint Michael’s College account or a postcard mailed to your home address.
Optional Programs Waitlist
If programs are full and you are not able to be placed in an optional program, you will be placed on a waitlist. Checks will bereturned if you are not selected for an optional program.
Optional Program Openings
In the event that an optional program has openings and the waitlist for that program has been exhausted, staff will contact students on other optional program waitlists based on order of application received, gender, etc. to ascertain interest. For example, if you requested POW and POW is full, you would be put on a waitlist for POW. If WOW has openings and has exhausted its waitlist, you might be contacted to see if you would like to participate in a WOW program instead.
Cancellation Policy for Optional Programs
Cancellation policies vary for the POW, Community Service Weekend, SOAR, Knight Overnight, and WOW programs, and are at the discretion of each program’s director. Fee refunds are not guaranteed upon cancellation.