Information for Current Students

Students, this page is a place you can check during the school year for announcements about special programs and speakers and upcoming important deadlines for the Biology Department!  Don't miss checking this page once a week so you stay up-to-date on what's happening in the Biology Department.


First Year Students

Welcome First Year students! This is an exciting and challenging time for you as you begin your college career.  As you work you way through the semester, please don't hesitate to stop by the Biology Office in Lyet 143 if you have any questions that we can help you with.  We encourage you to come to the First Year Advising session on October 12th at 11 am in Gibble Auditorium. Take note of the calendar and events that are happening in our department below.

If you haven't already, we encourage you to join BIOME the Biology Student club and find other extracurricular activities that meet your personal interests.

Student Portfolios

Biology Students are encouraged to develop a Professional Portfolio throughout their four years that highlights the skills they have obtained for their chosen career. This portfolio helps them develop a professional identity that will assist them in putting together a resume and preparing for interviews for graduate/medical schools as well as for employment.

Find out more about how to begin your Student Portfolio


29 - First Day of Classes
30 - Convocation
31 - First Year Department Welcome 11 am (Gibble)

5 - Labor Day (no classes)
6 - Thursday schedule of classes
15 - Study Abroad Fair (BSC)

6-7 - Fall Break
12 - Department Advising Session (Gibble Auditorium)
15 - Homecoming Weekend
19 - Major/Minors Fair (KAV)
19 - Midterm
26 - Registration/Advising begins (see your advisor)

4 - Internship/Job/Grad School Expo (Thompson Gym)
23 - Friday Schedule of Classes
24-25 - Thanksgiving

9 - Last Day Classes
12-16 - Final Exams