Office of the Registrar - California Institute of TechnologyCalifornia Institute of Technology

 Newsletter  Spring 2007-08


Reminder: Add Day is Approaching

Just a friendly reminder that the last day for adding courses and removing incompletes is this Friday, April 18th.  Please remember to bring your add cards to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm on Friday.  

Getting the word out: Broadcast Emails

REGIS offers instructors, TAs and advisers quick and easy ways to send emails to their students and advisees.  From the Class Roll Sheets, instructors and TAs can simply click on the "Broadcast Email Message" links to send a message to students enrolled in a specific section, students enrolled in a particular class, or all students enrolled with you this term.  A web form enables you to simply type a message and send it out.  Advisers, while viewing the list of their advisees under the Schedule Approval link, can mark the checkbox for one or several advisees and hit the Email button to similarly send out an email.  The Email All button enables you broadcast an email to all your advisees.

Scheduling for Maximum Benefit

The Curriculum Committee has recommended that 3 hour classes that normally meet Monday/Wednesday/Friday should start on the hour. Tuesday/Thursday classes in 90 minute sessions should start at 9, 10:30, 1 or 2:30.  Instructors should try to avoid classes starting Tuesday or Thursday at 10 or 2.

Oral and Written Communication Requirement

The Institute Requirements for Undergraduates include a scientific writing course while options requirements include an oral communication course.  The Institute requirement can be satisfied by taking an appropriate course offered by any division, or by taking En 84.  For many options, students can choose the oral communication course listed within their department or any of the equivalent courses listed under the Oral column below.


  Oral Written
ACM, APh, CS, EE, EAS, ME E 10 E 11
Ay Ay 30 Ay 31
Bi Bi 24 Bi 24
BEM, Ec, PS BEM/Ec/SS 20 BEM/Ec/SS 20
ChE ChE 126 Ch/ChE 91
Ch Ch 90 Ch/ChE 91
En, H, HPS, Pl En 84 En 84
GPS Ge 109 Ge 13
Ma Ma 10 Ma 11
Ph Ph 70 Ph 70

Keep Connected with your Cell Phone

Be sure to add/update your mobile phone number under My Personal Information in access.caltech.  In the event of fire, earthquake, or other emergency, Caltech's notification system will send a voice message and SMS (Short Message Service) text message to your mobile phone.  SMS is often more reliable when call volume is high.  Check with your mobile provider to verify if your plan and phone have text message capability.  

Commencement 2008

This year's commencement ceremony will be held Friday, June 13th on the Beckman Mall.  All undergraduates participating in the ceremony should be at the steps of Parsons-Gate by 8:45am that day for a group photo.  Graduate students should arrive by 9:15a.m.  For further information, please see  


Important Dates

  April 18 Last day for adding courses and removing incompletes
  May 1 - 7 Midterm examination period
  May 12 Midterm Deficiency Notices due to the Registrarís Office & Last day for seniors to remove conditions and incompletes
  May 21 Last day to drop classes or to exercise your P/F option
  May 22  First day of registration for summer and fall term
  May 26 Memorial Day (Institute Holiday)
  May 27 UASH Drop Day Meeting
  May 30 Last day of classes - seniors and graduate students
  June 4-6 Final examinations for seniors and graduate students
  June 6 Last day of classes for undergraduates; Last day to register for summer and fall terms
  June 9 Final grades for seniors and graduate students due
  June 11-13 Final examinations for undergraduates
  June 13 Commencement
  June 18 Final grades for undergraduates due
  June 25 UASH Meeting
  September 30 Classes begin for fall term

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last updated: 10/15/2008