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Xavier eBulletin No. 648 (August 10-16, 2018)


New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation will be held Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 11-19. Parents and family members will also be on campus that first weekend. Please help make all these newcomers feel welcome. See the complete schedule HERE. Graduate School orientation will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, while the College of Pharmacy will welcome its new P1 students Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 14-15.


Onsite Fall Registration
Onsite registration for the fall semester will be held Thursday-Friday (Aug. 16-17) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., respectively, and again Monday (Aug. 20) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Visit HERE  for more info.


Cap & Gown Measurements
Seniors will be measured for caps and gowns Thursday, Aug. 23, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the University Center (2nd floor outside Campus Bookstore). For more info call 520-7300.


International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness of overdose and reduce stigma of drug-related death, is Friday, Aug. 31. The XULA Chapter of the La. Society of Health System Pharmacists will be selling silver pins designed to commemorate those lost to drug overdose Monday-Friday, Aug. 27-31 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the both the UC and COP lobbies, the proceeds being donated to cause.

recovery month

National Recovery Month
The University will participate in National Recovery Month with a full slate of Recovery Week events Tuesday-Monday, Sept. 04-10, and a special event Tuesday, Sept. 25. Visit HERE  for more details.

emergency alerts

Emergency Communications Checkup
Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to take a few minutes NOW to update their contact information in XULA Banner Web to ensure the prompt delivery of all emergency communications and other time-sensitive notifications. To update your info log into your Banner Web account [HERE] using your Xavier Identification Number and Personal Identification Number. If you do not know your XULA ID or do not have a PIN please contact the ITC @ 520-7446 (employees) or 520-7583 (students). Detailed instructions on how to add or update your info is available HERE


XULAgo Mobile App
Put the campus in your pocket with the XULAgo app. With easy access to everything Xavier has to offer, it’s your gateway to academics, social media, news, events, dining, orgsync, emergency information, weather, and a whole lot more. Best of all it’s FREE! Download it HERE.


Title III Scholarship
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships being offered by the National Association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Title III Adminstrators. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 07. Visit HERE  for more eligibility criteria and how to apply.

biggest loser

Save the Date – Biggest Loser Contest
Make plans now to participate in this fall’s Biggest Loser Contest – a weight loss contest for students, staff, and faculty encouraging them to be healthy and well – which begins Monday, Sept. 10. Visit HERE  for more info or contact

climate conference

HBCU Climate Change Conference
The 6th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference, "Fighting for Our Lives", will be held in New Orleans Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 20-23, with the first two days' events being held on the Xavier campus. Registration is required. Visit HERE  for more info.




New Premeds Sign-In with Premed Office
All new premeds (freshman and transfer) are encouraged to stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108, Building 36 on the campus map) Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to sign-in. By completing the simple "3-Step" sign-in process, premeds will begin receiving weekly emails from the PM Office regarding premed meetings, recruitment visits to Xavier, summer programs, etc. Don't miss out on important information that can help you maximize your chances of gaining entry into medical, dental, etc. school. More details available HERE. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are listed HERE.

Freshman Premed Orientation Meeting
The first of twelve (12) Biomedical Honor Corps Freshman Premed Meetings for Fall 2018 will be held Friday, Aug. 17, at 3:00 p.m. in NCF 105. All new premeds (freshman and transfer) are encouraged to attend group and individual meetings conducted by the Premedical Office for new premeds during the 2018-19​ academic year. ​The Fall 2018 meeting schedule will be available for pick-up ​when you sign-in with the Premedical Office (NCF 108) Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office to make them up.

Update Info in Premed Office
Returning premed students who are NOT receiving advising emails from the Premedical Office should stop by now to update their information. Detailed emails regarding group premed meetings, individual premed meetings, recruitment visits, summer programs, etc. are forwarded to students almost DAILY from the PM Office. Don't miss out on important information that can help you maximize your chance of gaining entry into medical, dental, etc. school.

Sophomore Premeds Complete Missed Meetings
Sophomore premeds who missed any of the Biomedical Honor Corps Freshman Premed Meetings in 2017-18 are encouraged to complete the missed meetings by attending the Freshman Premed Meetings planned for 2018-19. Go HERE for the Fall 2018 tentative meeting schedule. Also, the Sophomore Premed Overview Meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 05, at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. To see what Sophomore Premeds should be doing in Fall 2018, go HERE.

Senior Premed Professional School Applications
Students applying to enter medical, dental, etc. school in 2019 should have already submitted primary professional school applications (target month was July 2018 for most applications) and be actively working on secondary applications, submitting letters of evaluation, and preparing for professional school interviews.  Please continue to carefully read and retain all application advising emails sent to you by the PM Office daily. AND, don't forget to ​email or mail one (1) wallet-size professional picture to the PM Office for your file. If you would like to schedule a time to have your professional school head and shoulders shot taken in the PM Office's ​"Portrait Studio” please follow ​the detailed instructions that were emailed to you previously. 

in the news

Xavier in the News
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redXULAnewsXU Gets Nod in in Princeton Review 2019 Best Colleges Guide
ttXULAnewsNationally renowned Plummer to lead XULA track, XC
redXULAnewsGCAC appoints Horn, Kendrick to leadership committees


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