Newsletter Winter 2008-09
Reminder: Add Day is Approaching
Just a friendly
reminder that the last day for adding courses and removing
incompletes is this Friday, January 23rd. Please remember
to bring your add cards to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm on
MLK Week Activities
OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND CIVIL RIGHTS"
Victor Griego Jr.,
president and CEO of Diverse Strategies for Organizing, will
present a talk called "Principles of Community Organizing and
Civil Rights" at a luncheon at noon on Thursday, January 22, in
Dabney Lounge. Reservations are required:
VIDEO PRESENTATION OF "I
HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH
Martin Luther King's "I
Have A Dream" speech from the 1963 March on Washington (nine
minutes) will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Friday, January 23, in the second-floor common area of the
Center for Student Services or at the Caltech Y. A display in
each location will feature the complete text. Details:
Seniors, Graduation Data Needed
Seniors can now
go online to supply their
hometown information for the commencement brochure
preferred name for their diplomas.
Click here to take the survey.
Important Information on
Applying for financial aid for 2009-2010
Again this year,
Caltech is participating in the College Board's Institutional
Documentation Service (IDOC) to collect your tax returns and all
required documents to apply for financial aid for the 2009-2010
academic year. The deadline to apply for financial aid is April
20, 2009. The College Board will send you an email sometime in
February with instructions on how to submit your documents.
For more information
on the IDOC process please visit
For more information
on how to apply for financial aid for the 2009-2010 academic
year please visit
Important Note: If
you are planning on applying for financial aid in 2009-2010 and
did not apply for aid in 2008-2009, please let us know no later
than February 13, 2009, by calling our office at 626-395-6280 or
emailing us at
If you have not
received an email from IDOC by March 1st, please let us know by
sending an email to
and write "No IDOC Notification" in the email subject.
Interesting Facts on Double Options & Minors
(Updated 1/22/09) At the start of
winter term, there are currently 60 undergraduates with double options. The most popular double
option is BEM, with 25 students, followed by English with 9 and Economics
with 8. Currently seven students are carrying minors, 2 in
English, 2 in History, 2 in Control & Dynamical Systems and 1 in
Lotteries for Spring Registration
Before you know it,
it will be February 26th and we will be registering for spring
term. Once gain we will hold lotteries for Ch 003x, PA
016, and the most popular humanities classes. All lotteries will
be held early this time so student can make schedule adjustments
before REGIS ends. All lotteries will close on March 5th and the
lucky winners will be notified.
- Declare Your Option
In early April the
Registrarís Office will be emailing you regarding the selection
of your option. Simply return the option selection form to the
Registrar's Office by the end of the second week of spring term.
Your new option adviser will be assigned prior to online
registration for fall term.
A reminder that grading at Caltech is
now online through REGIS. Instructors and
TAs simply need to log onto REGIS and submit midterm and final grades in addition to Freshmen
Students can access their midterm grades, freshmen progress
reports and final
grades through REGIS as well as print a Final Grade Report.
Email notifications of midterm deficiencies have replaced the
earning deficient midterm grades (C- or below) will receive an
email that is cc'd to their adviser notifying them of the grade.
Student-Faculty Conference - Monday, April 6,
2009 - Please hold the date