International Students: ENGL 106-I still has space

If you are international student and have not yet taken ENGL 10600, now’s the time.  There are still spaces available in ENGL 10600-I (for international students), but these spaces won’t be there for long.  To find international spaces, go to MyPurdue > Academic Tab > Look Up Classes.  Then select ENGL 10600.  Scroll down to near the bottom of the page and look in the right-most column.  If it is says “For international students only,” you’ve found the right sections!  Also, international sections will have an “I” in their section number (the column to the right of the course number).  For example “ENGL 10600 I87 . . . “. :)  

Remember that ENGL 10600-I courses have three parts that you’ll add: lecture, recitation, and a “pso” (practice, study, observation section).  Chose the lecture section you like best, then click on the little red flag icon.  From there, choose a combination you like and write down the three CRN numbers (the five-digit numbers in the left-most column).  Then go to Add or Drop Classes and type in these three numbers.  Select “Submit” and you’ve added ENGL 10600-I !

If you have questions, please contact your academic advisor!

Textbooks Listings Now Available on MyPurdue!

Finally!  In an initiative to connect textbook listings directly to classes, not to mention to aid in your cost planning, a new link “Course Materials” is now available under any CRN within the “Look Up Classes” area on MyPurdue.  Since this is a new initiative, MOST of the texts should be listed, but not ALL of them maybe yet.  Nevertheless, it’s slated to evolve into a great tool to help you all plan ahead into the Spring semester!

Waiting Lists open on Monday, Nov. 25!

Waitings Lists will open in MyPurdue at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25.  Hooray!  They will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014.

Keep in mind that waiting lists are only available for single-part courses (like MGMT 200) and select linked courses that have only one lab, recitation, or PSO section connected to it – a one-to-one correspondence between course parts.  As a quick reminder, when looking up a course in myPurdue, if you see a red flag next to the sections, it is a multi-part course.  If a linked course has multiple lab sections (like CHM 115), it is not available for wait listing.

For step-by-step waiting list instructions with screen shots, please refer to this page:  You’ll need to log on with your Purdue Career username and password. attached PDF document.  Further information and a FAQ are also available within myPurdue under the “Help/Navigation” tab.  

To add yourself to a waiting list:

  • Go to Look Up Classes and select a specific CRN.
  • Then go to Add/Drop Classes and add yourself to that CRN
  • When you get an error that the course is full, it will present you with a drop down box with an option to “Waitlist” the course.  The course will then appear on your schedule as “waitlisted.”
  • You can see where you are on the waiting list by going back to the Academic Tab and choosing the “Detailed Schedule” option. 

When space opens up in a course, the first person on the waiting list will be sent an e-mail.  That student will have 16 hours from the e-mail’s date stamp to go into myPurdue and register for the class. If the student does nothing, the chance expires and the next person on the waiting list is contacted to claim that space.

Some things to remember:  

    • Make sure that the section (CRN) of a course you choose to wait list works in your current schedule and has no pre- or co-requisites that you don’t already meet. 
    • You cannot wait list yourself for multiple sections of the same course. However, you can put yourself on a waiting list for multiple, different courses (one CRN per course)
    • Students who have a hold will not be able to register for or waitlist any courses.  If the hold is incurred while the student is on a waiting list, the course cannot be added until the hold is cleared.  

“Ghost Spaces” warning: 

    • If there is a number 1 or greater in the “WL Act” column, it means that a) the course is wait listed and b) people are already in line for the course.  
    • This means there is NO actual space in the class, EVEN IF IT SAYS SO IN THE “REM” COLUMN.   
    • If there is a space listed in the “Rem” column, it’s because it’s being held for the first person on the waiting list who then has 16 hours to add it to their schedule. 
    • PLEASE do NOT drop your space in a section in order to add another section until you are absolutely sure there is no one waiting for that section.  If you drop a section and it gets snatched up by someone else, it’s gone. 

If you have questions about waiting list, read the attached instructions and then contact your academic advisor.

Some Libraries to be open 24 hours Starting Dec. 1

Is your noisy roommate’s boombox getting to you?  If you are looking for a quiet location to study for your finals, check out the Purdue Libraries.  The following libraries will remain open for 24 hours a day during the dates and times listed below:

  • The Siegesmund Engineering Library (in Potter): Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:00 a.m. through Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Hicks Undergraduate Library: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1:00 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5:00 p.m.

The Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library (HSSE, located in STEW Center) will be open during these periods:

  • Sunday, Dec. 1: 1:00 p.m. to midnight
  • Monday, Dec. 2 – Friday, Dec. 6: 7:00 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, Dec. 7: 11:00 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday, Dec. 8: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday Dec. 9 – Thursday, Dec. 12: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break and Finals Week hours for all campus libraries can be found here:  The West Lafayette Library, a local public library right across the street from Panda Express in the Village, also has quiet study areas.  Their hours are located here: