A grip on news in the Huntingdon College Community
August 9, 2021
What to do THIS WEEK
Welcome or Welcome Back, Hawks!
Most weeks won’t be this hectic, but there is a lot of business to handle during the first week of classes. Here are a few things besides classwork that need your attention before Friday:
- RESIDENT STUDENTS: If you want to change your meal plan from the default 15-meals a week to either the 10- or 19-meals-per-week plan, you may do so until Friday, August 13. See your email (dated 8/9/21) for instructions on how to make the change. If you’re happy with the 15-meal plan, don’t do anything. It will remain as is.
- ALL STUDENTS: Need an ID card, Commuter Meal Plan, or additional Flex Points? See your email (dated 8/9/21) for how to add these features to your account.
- ALL STUDENTS: Check your email for information about payment deadlines and tend to any business that needs to be done this week. If you don’t handle your own finances, forward that email to whomever handles that for you.
- ALL STUDENTS: This week is the add/drop period, which ends Friday, August 13. If you need/want to change your schedule, now is the time to do it. You will make the changes in Campus Café, and your academic adviser must have time to approve the changes before the Friday deadline, so don’t wait. FRESHMEN: remember that there are certain courses you cannot drop or change. ALL STUDENTS: remember that dropping below 12 credit hours will affect your financial aid, your ability to live in campus residences, your ability to be involved in student activities and NCAA-Division III athletics, etc. In other words, don’t drop below 12 credit hours if you’re supposed to be a full-time student. See an email from Meghan Bridges 8/6/21 regarding how to review your class schedule and make changes to it.
- STUDENTS WHO DRIVE: Register your vehicle for a parking permit with the Campus Security Office in Wilson Hall. The deadline to do so is Friday, August 13. Security will begin to ticket vehicles that don’t have permits or that are parked in unauthorized parking zones Monday, August 16.
- ALL STUDENTS: If you haven’t already picked up your books, be sure to do that at the Scarlet & Grey Shop ASAP. You will need to sign for them, so you can’t send someone else to pick them up for you.
- STUDENTS WHO WERE AWARDED WORK-STUDY AS PART OF YOUR FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE: See your email for a message from Sherry Leigh Farquhar in the Center for Career and Vocation (CCV) today regarding dates and times to pick up your work-study assignment and go through training. You need to work this into your schedule this week.
- ALL STUDENTS: If you don’t already have a REMIND account set up, do that this week so that you can communicate with faculty and staff who choose that method to reach you. See your email for a note today from Kathleen Ward that tells you how to set up this account.
- ALL STUDENTS: Make sure you navigate Campus Café and understand how to sign in and what features are there for you. You will use it A LOT during your four years. If you’re a returning student, note that you can accomplish several tasks through Campus Café that were not possible in the old Self-Service system, including filing a Cayzu ticket and accessing HawkMail.
- NEW STUDENTS: If you haven’t already learned about Canvas, now’s the time. You will find assignments, grades, attendance logs, and other critical information on this site. Make sure you know how to login and use your account.
- ALL STUDENTS: If you have trouble logging in to Campus Café, Remind, or Canvas, NOW is the time to figure that out. Do not wait to address any problems later. First, try logging out of any accessory Google accounts under which you may be logged in on your device.
- STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GO GREEK: Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for Greek recruitment for fall 2021 if you are interested in Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, or Phi Mu (for women); or Sigma Phi Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, or Sigma Nu (for men). See https://www.huntingdon.edu/campus-life/student-involvement/greek-life/.
- ALL STUDENTS: If you haven’t already done so, set up security recovery info for your student Google account. This is super important, especially if your phone or computer changes—or for any number of other reasons. To do so, go to https://myaccount.google.com, click security, then scroll down to enter recovery information.
- NEW STUDENTS: Make sure you have the Google Chrome browser on your computer; you are set up with Zoom on your computer; and you have downloaded the student edition of Microsoft Office 365—all of these programs are important and should be done right away. See an email from Kathleen Ward (subject: Important Technology Items for your First Class) sent out yesterday morning with directions and links.
- IF YOUR SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED: If you’ve already picked up your textbooks and your schedule has changed, return the books you no longer need to the Scarlet & Grey Shop. The books you need for any new classes will be supplied, so no worries—simply tell the bookstore staff what you need.
Need some “Down-time”?
Well, maybe it’s really up-time. But here are three big events to help you relax and meet some new friends this week:
- TONIGHT (8/9/21): BLOCK PARTY, in front of the Hut, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
- TOMORROW (8/10/21): TUESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP (TNW), FOLLOWED BY WORSHP & WAFFLES; TNW at 8pm on Top Stage (the Green), with Waffle House waffles to follow.
- WEDNESDAY, 8/11/21: POOL PARTY, Wynlakes Country Club, 7:00–9:00 p.m.; food and drinks provided
Food for Hawks
Here’s a recap of hours in the various dining spaces on campus:
- The DH—Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall
- Breakfast, M–Thurs: 7–9:30a
- Lunch, M–Thurs: 11a–2p
- Dinner, M–Thurs: 5–8:30p
- Friday: Lunch: 10:30a–1:30p; Dinner: 5–7:30p
- Sat/Sun: Brunch: 10:30–1:30p, Dinner: 5–6:30p
- Hawk Trailer
- Mon–Thurs: Lunch: 11a-2p; Dinner 5–10pm
- Friday: Lunch: 11a-2p, closed for dinner
- POD: 7:30a-5p, M–Thurs; Closed Friday
- Scarlet and Grey Coffee Shop/Bookstore
- M–F, 7a-2p, except on football home game weekends, when closed on Friday and open Saturdays during home football games.
- COVID-19: Masks are mandatory inside all buildings, because of the drastic rise in cases and hospitalizations in the past few weeks. This is a change from previous policies. Remember, vaccines are available at no cost to anyone age 12 and older at CVS, Sam’s Club, and Walmart pharmacies. You can also book your vaccine at alcovidvaccine.gov or call the ADPH vaccine hotline at 1-855-566-5333. You may also register online through Baptist Healthcare at baptistfirst.org under the patients and visitors section. Once you are fully vaccinated, you are invited to provide a copy of your vaccination card to Mrs. Nyree Conville in the Office of Institutional Health by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Office of Campus Security phone number has changed to (334) 324-6565. Please make a note of this new number and erase any previous phone numbers you have associated with Campus Security in your phone.
HAWK YOUR FIRST WEEK!