New Student Resources
We’re so excited to have you join us at Stritch.
First Day of Classes: Monday, August 29
New Student Move-In: Wednesday, August 24
See details below!
Who is my Academic Advisor?
Great question! By now, your Academic Advisor has likely connected with you via phone, email, or virtual appointment. The best spot to look for your Advisor’s contact information is on your Advising Worksheet/Course Needs document.
Academics & Advising
All new students should take the Academic Advising course through Canvas this summer.
You may visit this course as many times as you wish as a resource for preparing for the semester. Canvas login is required to access the course. The course includes:
- Videos from our partnering offices,
- Information about academics/curriculum at Stritch,
- How to Access Your Advising Worksheet video which will be a critical resource to you to plan the path to graduation,
- How to Register for Classes video, and more.
Academic Advising is excited to welcome you to Stritch and begin your academic journey.
Our team of advisors is here to help you with a variety of topics not only as you start the semester, but as you progress towards mid-terms, final exams, registering for next semester, and ultimately towards the goal of graduation. Please share your desires, plans, and goals with us, so we can discuss all possible options.
By the end of your first year at Stritch every student will have a graduation plan created. This plan will be used to assist with registering for classes each term, launch conversations with faculty advisors, and keep students actively engaged in the academic planning of their journey at Stritch.
Appointments with your Academic Advisor
Every new student (freshmen and transfer) to Stritch is required to meet (virtually) with their Academic Advisor within the first few months of the semester. Your Advisor will reach out to you to help schedule this appointment. This is a great time to connect with each other, get new questions answered, and plan for upcoming deadlines/registrations. You have access to schedule appointments with your Advisor through StritchPASS (login required).
More Academic Information:
Registering for Classes
Your Academic Advisor has likely connected with you via phone, email, or virtual appointment to start this process. Should you want to make changes, you may need to reach out to your Academic Advisor to be sure you have the correct authorizations to add/drop classes. Students can add/drop classes until Friday, August 27, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Review your class schedule
Be sure to log into MyStritch to access your class schedule a few weeks before, and even the day before, classes begin to review the most accurate information regarding class dates/times and classroom locations.
Students* are encouraged to complete at least one academic internship experience during their junior or senior year as part of the new Professional Core.
A 3-credit academic internship is a directed, practical learning experience that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the academic setting with meaningful work, real-world application, and skill development in a professional setting. Students are encouraged to take the 1-credit Pre-Internship course during their Sophomore year.
*Note: Nursing and Education majors are not required to complete the Professional Core.
10 Great reasons to study abroad:
- Expand your worldview
- Enhance your career opportunities and grow your network
- Learn another language and improve your multilingual skills
- Experience another culture first-hand
- Make new friends from around the world
- Discover new things about your own culture
- Learn more about yourself and gain self awareness
- Strengthen communication, teambuilding, and adaptability skills
- Boost your confidence and independence
- Become a savvy traveler
Get inspired to Study abroad by visiting the Stritch Study Abroad website
For even more inspiration, visit the Stritch study abroad office during the academic year to find the program that meets your personal, career, and academic goals.
Welcome home to Cardinal Stritch University!
Living on campus provides you with new experiences and opportunities to meet new people. Our community is so excited to have you here!
Residents are expected to read and familiarize themselves with the Residence Life Handbook.
Housing contracts and assignments information on how to submit Housing Preference Forms was sent to all student Wolfmail accounts.
Residence Life employs many students who support our communities in Clare and Assisi Hall. They are a great resource and are here to help you succeed!
Resident Assistants - Check in to make sure your transition is smooth, provide conflict management, programming, complete rounds each day, and help develop a sense of community on each wing.
Front Desk Assistants - Provide 24 hour security at the front desks in both halls, rent out items, and check in guests.
Community Development Assistants- Work to create all hall programming such as off campus excursions, Stritch or Treat, and also oversee Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Operations Assistants- Oversee “The Den” late night food source in Clare Hall 2nd floor and the front desk.
New Student Move-In DayWednesday, August 24
Stritch is requiring additional precautions during move-in this fall:
- New students will be assigned a specific move-in time in their Wolfmail.
- Students need to complete all necessary housing & health forms before arriving on August 24. (This includes the Health History Forms, COVID-19 online modules, and other Residence Life forms. Full information will be sent with your housing assignment.)
Not sure what to bring with you?
Our Residence Hall Packing List provides a great starting point. Please note the list of prohibited items on page 12 of the Residence Life Handbook. If you have additional questions about what you can or cannot bring into the Residence Halls email Residence Life.