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ESP Advising Bulletin: September 27, 2022

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Get social - opportunities to connect

Carleton student holding up cheer sign

Check out opportunities to join Carleton communities:

  • Look for invitations to connect from your ESP mentors:
    • ESP Movie Night:
      • Tory 210 on this Friday, September 30th @ 5:30-8:30 pm  – all are welcome: come on your own or bring your friends.
      • You can vote on which movie to see: Turning Red or Toy Story 3.
    • ESP Game Night Friday, October 7, 2022 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm
      • Talk to your mentor for details or join us on Discord for all the ESP event updates!
    • Join ESP on Discord.
      • Watch for game nights, study groups, movie nights and more.
  • Clubs and Societies: run by CUSA (CU Students Association).
  • The Student Experience Office offers:
    • An Events page for student social events. So much great stuff: workshops, drag shows, paint nights and more!
    • Volunteer opportunities for students.
  • The Panda Game is this Saturday – get tickets for the classic football match up between Carleton and UOttawa.
    • The Bookstore is giving out free cheer signs – drop by to pick one up (1st floor Unicentre).

Join the ESP Discord →

Changes to your Carleton Email coming in October

Microsoft is rolling out email security enhancements for all customers, including students using cMail. That means you might need to switch email apps before October to keep accessing your inbox.

Microsoft has introduced Modern Authentication. On Saturday, October 1, 2022, apps that don’t support it will lose access to cMail. If your email app doesn’t support Modern Authentication you will need to download the Microsoft Outlook app for all mobile, desktop and laptop devices, or switch to Outlook on the Web using a browser.

For next steps, visit the ITS information page or contact the ITS Service Desk.

Learn more about the changes →

Opt-in to the Health plan deadline: October 3rd

If you are not covered by another health or dental plan, you may want to opt-in to the student health plan that provides some dental and/or prescription coverage (and more). \

  • As students who are not charged full-time fees, you were not automatically enrolled in the plan.
  • Visit this site to opt-in (self-enroll) and for plan costs ($227.92 single coverage) & info.
  • You can opt-in as an individual, or if you have a spouse and/or kids, you can opt-in to the family plan.
  • The October 3rd deadline isn’t flexible.

Opt-in now →

Fees and deregistration info

Are you receiving scary messages about fee payment?

If the Student Accounts office hasn’t received your fall term fees by September 30th, you may be deregistered from classes. Here’s how to avoid that:

  1. If your OSAP or student loan funding is delayed, reach out to the Awards office to see what you can do. You can talk to Awards in person at 315 Robertson Hall, email or call 613-520-3600.
  2. If you have money coming in, but are experiencing a delay, talk to the Student Accounts office about it. If you can provide documentation, they may be able to grant you an extension: 301 Robertson Hall or 613-520-3626.

Need a hand navigating any of this? Please don’t hesitate to ask us, drop by 1516 Dunton Tower to see us, or book an appointment.

How to pay fees →

Financial support

Look into these financial supports if you’re low on funds:

  • Apply for a bursary. Bursaries are awards made based on financial need rather than grades or other criteria. Unlike loans, you don’t have to pay them back. If you can demonstrate financial need, you may be eligible for an award (often between $500-$1500).
  • Order a food hamper through the student food centre run by CUSA:

How to apply for a bursary →

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: September 30

Carleton is hosting events on campus in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th).

Visit the Indigenous Events page →

Register with PMC

If you have an physical, learning, attention, or mental health related disability, register with the Paul Menton Centre to receive accommodations and support. Need a note taker? Coping with anxiety? Have a test coming up and you’d do a better job with more time? Or a quiet space? PMC can help. To make sure you’re set up, submit requests for accommodation to PMC three weeks before the first in-class scheduled test, midterm, or exam.

Read More →

How to make a Coaching appointment

One of the benefits of being an ESP student is free Academic Coaching, offering one-on-one academic help for a one-hour appointment. Coaches can help you:

  • Get a handle on your deadlines
  • Create a study plan for the term
  • Get a head start on upcoming assignments
  • Work on study habits and time management
  • Apply for a bursary

Appointments are bookable now.

Book a Coaching Appointment →

Book an Advising Appointment

Meet with an ESP Advisor to:

  • plan your degree program
  • look at course and admissions requirements for different programs
  • make sure you know what average you need to qualify for your program
  • apply to your degree program (winter term)
  • and ask questions about any aspect of being a university student

Make sure to meet with an advisor at least once per term.

Book an Advising Appointment →

Refer a friend to ESP: October & November Info Nights 

Do you know someone who might benefit from ESP? We admit new students to our Arts and Social Sciences Stream in the winter term. Refer a friend to one of our Information Nights to learn more:

  • 7:00 pm on October 19
  • 7:00 pm on November 2
  • 7:00 pm on November 23

Read More →

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