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Xavier eBulletin No. 649 (August 17-23, 2018)


Onsite Fall Registration
Onsite registration for the fall semester continues Friday, Aug. 17, from 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.


Welcome Back Week
The SGA and XAB will welcome students back to campus next week with "Viva Las Xavier", a week-long series of fun and exciting activities every day Sunday-Saturday, Aug. 19-25. Visit HERE  for all the details. Students are encouraged to subscribe to the events calendar on Org Sync to stay connected this fall.


Speak About It
The Counseling & Wellness Center will host The Speak about It Tour, an educational performance about consent, sexual assault, and bystander interview, Monday, Aug. 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in UC 205. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more HERE.


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.


XULAgo, Guide, & Safety Mobile Apps
Students are encouraged to download a trio pair of new apps designed to enhance your college eXperience. The XULAGO APP  puts the campus in your pocket, providing 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. The GUIDE MOBILE APP is a fully-integrated platform that allows for consolidated calendars, to-do lists, class schedules, appointment schedulers, while the SAFETY APP  will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources. Best of all, they're all FREE! Download them today.


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.

health center

Fall XU Health and Wellness Center Activities
The XU Health and Wellness Center will be offering a vast array of healthy cooking classes this fall, starting with "Eye'm Rooting for You" Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 1:00 p.m. at the Center's 5110 Jefferson Highway location (next to the Walmart). All are free and open to the public. See the schedule HERE. Director Dr. William Kirchain (pharmacy) will also be taking his show on the road to visit various health fairs across the city. See the dates and locations HERE.

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

flu shots

Immunization Event
Walmart Pharmacy in conjunction with the XU chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association will be administering various types of vaccinations including flu shots Thursday-Friday, Sept. 06-07, in the University Center (first floor). Visit HERE  for more info.


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

holy spirit

Mass of the Holy Spirit
The annual Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. All are invited to attend. The presider and homilist will be the Very Rev. David Caron, O.P., Vicar of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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 freshman premeds and new transfer premeds are encouraged to stop by the
Premedical Office (NCF 108) Aug. 20-24th, between 9am-5pm, 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 included on the HERE.

Freshman Premed Meeting #2
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #2 will be held Monday, Aug. 20, at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. Please bring a pen with you to the meeting. All new freshman and transfer premeds are encouraged to attend the group and individual meetings planned for them during the 2018-19 academic year. The meeting schedule for the fall is available HERE. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) 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 the PM Office (NCF 108) to update their information NOW! 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 tentative fall 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.

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