eArt Advising

eArt Advising January 12, 2017

Add/drop*student orgs*graduating seniors*jobs*more

Welcome back! We hope you had a great break and are looking forward to the spring semester. Here are a few things to help you with the first week of classes.


Jan. 17-23: First week you will drop and add online through your MyUI

Jan. 24: Use online change of registration (COR) forms through MyUI to drop classes or paper COR forms.

Jan. 30: Last day for undergraduates to add or drop courses without a W. Last day for undergrad to add or change P-N or audit status or late register.

Dropping/adding Courses first week:

The first week of classes you add and drop courses online through MyUI.  If a course is filled and there is a waitlist, the waitlist will continue to cycle for the first week.

Dropping a class second week: Beginning the second week, you can use the COR paper copy found online under the A-Z search or you can drop classes online using the COR form found in your MyUI. If you drop a course electronically through MyUI, you must notify everyone in your chain of dropping, to look for the form. We do not get automatic notices that you have submitted a form. If you are an international student, you will need to have ISSS approval prior to an advisor signing for a drop. Athletes need to have their athletic advisor’s approval prior to an advisor signing for drop.

Adding a class: Beginning the second week, you will use the COR paper form to add a course. You will need to have the instructor’s signature before an advisor can sign. There is not an online add.


Portfolio Review is primarily for college transfer students or students who took college level studio art courses at Study Abroad who wish to see if their coursework will be given equivalency for one or more of the required courses for the Studio Art major. Only college level studio art courses can be reviewed.  The portfolio review will begin at 9am on Friday, Jan. 13 in ABW. Please contact molly-rechkemmer@uiowa.edu for more information and for signing up for a time. Here is a link to information about Portfolio Review: https://art.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/transfer-students


1. If you went through clearance and have not turned in your paperwork to Lynne or Molly please do that as soon as possible. Your degree audit cannot be changed without the paperwork being returned.

2. If you are a BFA and graduating in spring 2017 and have not signed up for a BFA gallery, please do that as soon as possible. Contact Elizabeth-cecil@uiowa.edu or see her in 150 ABW.


Spring infosessions are up on the SAAH Website, along with a checklist for spring graduating seniors.

SAAH website-resources-students-infosessions.


There are still some openings in a newly added Basic Drawing section and in some of the Art History courses.


If you are a new transfer student or new major, on probation, are graduating this semester, please make an appointment with Lynne or Molly the first or second week of the semester to check on your schedule.  We both see all students, so please feel free to contact either of us to make advising appointments. We can help you with course planning, honors, study abroad questions, career planning information, tutoring and counseling resources and other university related questions you have. You can schedule appointments online through MyUI or you can email us to set up appointments.

GRADUATING SENIORS: If you are graduating this spring you should file your application for graduation at the beginning of the semester to make sure everything is in order. There is a graduation checklist on the infosessions page or in the pockets on the bulletin board outside of ABW 122.


SAAH Scholarship applications are due on Feb. 1. A link to information about the scholarships is listed here:

Studio Art: https://art.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/studio-art/scholarships

Art History: https://art.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/art-history/scholarships

HONORS:  If you are in your final semester, have a UI GPA of 3.33 and a 3.5 GPA in your Art or Art History major, you are eligible to graduate with Honors in the Major. This involves a project, paperwork, course requirements and registration.

There is also a new Honors Contract form for students with UI GPAS of 3.33 and higher, who are not in the University Honors program. For more information contact advisors Lynne or Molly.


Undergraduate Art History Society (UAHS)- Studio Art and Art History students are invited to join us for the first UAHS event on Jan. 19 in the ABW Atrium for a hot chocolate, tea and coffee welcome back. See bulletin board outside ABW 122 for time. Contact zachary-cervenka@uiowa.edu for more information.

UI Students in Design will be engaging in activities to help students further their Graphic Design and Design skills. Please contact jaelynn-burkamper@uiowa.edu for information on membership, meetings and events. You can also watch the bulletin board outside ABW 122 for information.

UI Ceramic Society: contact sam-kirk@uiowa.edu

ADOBE CREATIVE JAM: Roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work! The Adobe Creative Cloud teams has selected the UI arts campus to host a Creative Jam! You must have a Behance (https://www.behance.net) account in order to participate in the tournament portion of this event. Register for the following events:
- lunch & presentations by local creatives
- portfolio reviews of your work by professionals
- participate in a 3-hour creative tournament (you will partner with another student!)

Come for free lunch, cool swag & Adobe prizes, get your works reviewed by professionals, meet other creatives and a chance to make some cool stuff!

Friday, March 3 at UI Art Building West. Time: TBD
Sign up/more details: https://nvite.com/CreativeJam/uiowa. Questions: serina-sulentic@uiowa.edu

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS: Postings for these can be found on the Opportunity page of the SAAH webpage.

SAAH-resources-students-opportunities. They are also posted on the bulletin board outside 122 ABW.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Your academic advisors,

Lynne Lanning   lynne-lanning@uiowa.edu

Molly Rechkemmer  molly-rechkemmer@uiowa.edu


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