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Cal U Parent & Family E-News: May 2014

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUR STUDENT RETURNS HOME

Both students and parents are eager to see the school year end, and most look forward to a return home. But, there are a host of other feelings that go along with it.  Here are some tips for helping to make your student’s transition back into the family easier and the summer months more pleasant.

TEXTBOOK RENTAL AND BUYBACK

The campus bookstore will buy back textbooks and process returns on rented books beginning April 28th through May 14th. For Rental Check In’s, students must know the name of the person the textbooks were rented under as well as the telephone number that was used to set up the account. Cal U Bookstore

Buy Back Hours 

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

FINAL GRADES

Final grades will be available for students to view in VIP (Vulcan Information Portal) beginning Wednesday, May 14. If a grade is not posted within a week, your student should contact the class instructor for further details. Student VIP Login

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2014

The 178th Commencement celebration will take place in the Convocation Center May 9 and 10.  Graduate Commencement is Friday May 9 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open to guests at 5:30 p.m. and guests should be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. Undergraduate Commencement will take place Saturday May 10 at 10:00 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. and guests should be seated no later than 9:15 a.m. Note: Tickets are not issued. For optimum Commencement seating, arriving early is recommended, especially if many family members are attending. Undergraduate Commencement Details

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Final Exam Week (Beginning Monday at 4:00 P.M.)........................................................................................May 5-9

Graduate Commencement (7:00 P.M.).................................................................................................................May 9

Spring Semester Ends..........................................................................................................................................May 10

Undergraduate Commencement (10:00 A.M.)...................................................................................................May 10

Summer College Begins (courses run at various times throughout May, June, July and August.).. ......May 12

Summer College Ends.....................................................................................................................................August 16

New Student Move In-Day.............................................................................................................................. August 22

Current Student Move In-Day......................................................................................................................... August 24

New Student Convocation...............................................................................................................................August 24

Fall Classes Begin.............................................................................................................................................August 25

Family Day 2014............................................................................................................................................September 27

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Cynthia Young, Director | Office of Parent and Family  Engagement  | California University of Pennsylvania
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