Registration and Supporting Students

Message Sent on Behalf of Dean Jacqueline Mattis

Good morning/afternoon,

We are close to the midpoint of the Fall 2020 semester.  I hope that you have settled into the semester and that you are doing well.  As a reminder, if you have a student who is experiencing challenges, there are several resources available remotely, including tutoringhealth and counseling services, technology support through the Technology Launchpad, and academic advisement.  Please feel free to direct students to their academic advisor for assistance and support, especially in navigating the campus resources that are available.   

Thank you to those of you who submitted feedback about student performance during the ‘early alert’ Progress Report period (Sept. 21-28).  The SASN response rate was 55%.  If you did not have a chance to submit a progress report in September, there is still an opportunity to do so. The second (and final) Progress Report period, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 19-26, has been moved back to Nov. 2-9 to better align with the extended withdrawal period that was approved by the Faculty Senate for this semester.  Both the last day to withdraw from a course and to withdraw from the entire semester with “W” grades for Fall 2020 is Monday, Nov. 30.  Again, please direct students to reach out to their advisor for assistance in withdrawing, if needed.

In addition, you recently received email communication from Chancellor Cantor and the Registrar’s Office regarding the Spring 2021 semester.  I am reaching out to reiterate the important dates that were communicated regarding the Spring 2021 registration timeline:

  • Nov. 9: Spring 2021 Schedule of Classes goes live
  • Nov. 30: Spring 2021 Registration begins (see calendar for specific details of when students can begin registering)
  • Note: NJIT Spring 2021 Registration begins October 30th.  We are still working out the logistics for our students who need to register for NJIT courses.  More information to follow.

Lastly, as a reminder, I will be hosting the “State of SASN Town Hall Meeting” on Monday, October 19th @ 11:30am.  I hope to see many of you there.



Jacqueline Mattis, PhD

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences (SASN)

Rutgers University- Newark