Tusculum is in the midst of Passport Palooza, a series of five events designed to help students prepare for the fall 2013 semester in a well-structured manner.
During January, students attended a clearinghouse to be pre-counseled about their financial aid, student account and any academic issues. Residential students also drew a number for the upcoming housing lottery. All students picked up a passport that will be used throughout all the events.
Students were assisted by the Financial Aid staff during the last week of January with preparing their FAFSA for the upcoming year. If your student has not prepared his or her FAFSA yet, please help them do so as soon as possible. Students and parents are encouraged to have their FAFSA submitted as early as possible to ensure qualifying for certain types of aid that may be distributed before late spring or summer. If you have not finished your 2012 taxes or received all your information, the previous year’s tax information may be used and you can update the information as it becomes available to you.
The next event in Passport Palooza is advising week Feb. 18-22. Students are to make an appointment to meet with their academic advisor during this week to put together a class schedule for the fall 2013 semester.
Registration will follow during the week of Feb. 26-28. Rising seniors will have priority registration on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Rising juniors will register on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and rising sophomores and continuing freshmen will register on Thursday, Feb. 28. At registration, students will have an opportunity to clear any holds with the Business Office and the Office of Financial Aid before registering.
The final event is the housing lottery, which is scheduled on March 4, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Pioneer Arena. The housing lottery is the method by which residential living arrangements are determined for the coming year. Seniors will select rooms first, then juniors and then rising sophomores and continuing freshmen. During the housing lottery, a final door prize will be given. Commuters are encouraged to stop by the housing lottery to turn in their passport and be eligible for the giveways to be presented during the event.