Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — For School of Education Students

Registration now open for January Jumpstart

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Undergraduate students: Start the new year off right! Prepare for the spring semester by participating in AU's free January Jumpstart virtual workshops, January 4–6. The sessions will focus on succeeding in and out of the classroom, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and preparing for a rewarding career. And when you complete three one-hour workshops, you will earn a $500 cash credit toward your spring 2022 tuition. Get ready for a successful semester and register for the workshops by Friday, December 17, at

A Message from the Dean

Dear Students:

Happy Finals Week, and congratulations to our December graduates. We look forward to celebrating all of your accomplishments this Saturday.

For all undergraduate students planning on returning this spring, I want to direct your attention to some special programming we are offering the first week of January. After sending out surveys, conducting focus groups, and listening to some of the challenges students have experienced transitioning back to campus after remote learning, we will be offering a variety of free workshops. These virtual January Jumpstart sessions will run January 4–6. There will be workshops on managing stress and anxiety, improving your time management skills, securing an internship, and much more. All sessions are free. As an extra incentive, if you attend three workshops, you will earn $500 off your spring tuition bill.

These workshops are a great way to start your spring 2022 semester strong. Registration is open now until December 17. Sign up as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions.

Have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!


Jennifer L. Buckley, EdD
Dean, School of Education

Key Dates

December 8–11, 2021 Final Examinations

December 11, 2021 Commencement

January 4–6, 2022 January Jumpstart workshops for undergraduate students (Register now through December 17)

January 10, 2022 Spring semester classes begin

What we're reading

Commencement ceremonies will be held this weekend
It's sure to be a happy holiday season for more than 600 graduation candidates who will be participating in commencement ceremonies this Saturday. The undergraduate ceremony (9 a.m.) and graduate ceremony (1 p.m.) will be livestreamed at Congratulations, graduates!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

The university continues to provide coronavirus (COVID-19) updates online. The webpage also includes links to FAQs, additional resources, and CARES Act Reporting information.

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