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    A newsletter from the Registrar’s Office at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

    Spring 2020 Issue

    bossy Beats - Jan 2020 - Graduation

    Graduation: Looking Back and Moving Forward

    The fall 2019 Commencement was a smashing success, due to the tremendous effort of all the staff who help make the ceremony great! It was a perfect send off for our graduates, so perfect we almost sent them on their way before we let them come into the ceremony! We had 340 graduates participate in the ceremony, while around 515 students were eligible for graduation. It was a great day for celebrating our students’ success.

    Looking forward to spring 2020, we will be implementing some new exciting things! The first maybe not so exciting thing, is a commencement participation fee. This will be a non-refundable $30 fee charged to graduating students who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate students. The fee will be used to pay expenses related to commencement such as programs, staging, emergency services, interpreter services, etc. The Registrar’s Office along with Business Services and IT are working on a process to collect the information and the fee.

    bossy Beats - Jan 2020 - Doctoral Hooding

    The second actual exciting news is our first doctoral hooding! The first Educational Leadership cohort will be graduating this spring, and will be hooded on stage during the ceremony. We have been collaborating with Graduate Studies and the Bookstore to make sure our first hooding is a success!


    bossy Beats - Jan 2020 - UMACRAO 2019

    It’s Conference Time!

    UMACRAO 2019

    Sarah attended the annual Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UMACRAO) conference in November in Sioux Falls, SD. The theme was “It Starts with Us: The Bridge from Good Intentions to Impact and Innovation.” Some of the sessions attended focused on student mental health, commencement, leadership lessons, FERPA, data analytics, technology and course scheduling just to name a few. We are looking forward to next year’s conference right here at home in Moorhead.

    MN DARS/Transfer Conference

    The conference was held at Madden’s Resort in October. Gail, Sarah, Heather, Ivy, Jolene, and Jim were in attendance, along with Sam and Arin from Admissions. The main theme of the conference was the Next Gen student records system, Grad Planner, and other DARS and Transfer topics. Sam and Arin commented that “if you think the transfer team is crazy, you should check out the registrar’s crew!” I’m sure they meant crazy fun, am I right? We were also quite entertained by the speaker from the system office who used Star Wars references to explain Next Gen. And you all thought DARS and technology were boring!


    bossy Beats - Jan 2020 - Summer Reg Grease

    Summer Schedule, published online
    Summer Schedule, hope students don’t whine
    It’s out early, register fast
    Class in summer, oh what a blast Winter days drifting away, to oh summer registration
    Tell me more, Tell me more
    February third is the date
    Tell me more, Tell me more
    I don’t wanna be late
    Register early, that’s what I plan
    Study outside while getting a tan
    Keep on track, graduate soon
    Online course on my pontoon
    Class in summer, it can be fun,
    I just love early registration
    Tell me more, Tell me more
    Did you get a good class?
    Tell me more, Tell me more
    Do you think you will pass?
    Better stop saying “ok boomer”
    Don’t tick off my professors, try to graduate sooner
    That Registrar staff sure are real neat
    Making sure all my requirements are complete
    Better run, summer sessions begun,
    oh I love early registration
    Tell me more, Tell me more
    Grades are in and I passed
    Tell me more, Tell me more
    Passed all of my LASC
    Commencement day, that’s where it ends
    I told everyone we’d still be friends
    Then we made our true vow
    Wonder what the alums are doing now
    College days drifting away, but oh, no more registration!

    *disclaimer – no one was hurt during the making of this parody or by the majestic lyrics coming out of Owens 210


    Curriculum Corner

    Courses effective for FALL 2020 must be approved by March 6, 2020. This is the date the schedule is published online and before advising begins on March 16. This means it must go through all stages of the curriculum approval process AND be approved at Meet and Confer by Feb. 20, 2020.

    Programs effective for FALL 2020 must be approved by the last Meet and Confer date of May 14, 2020.



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     bossy Beats - Jan 2020 - Meme