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SCAD Parent and Family Weekend 2013 will take place in Savannah, Georgia, April 26-28, coinciding with Sidewalk Arts Festival, our annual signature event featuring a chalk drawing competition for the SCAD community where art masterpieces are created on the sidewalks in Forsyth Park. Parent and Family Weekend will kick-off Friday with an open house in select academic buildings, a family style BBQ, and Films in Forsyth, followed by a fun-filled Saturday including an informative panel discussion by deans, an art demonstration, weekend discounts, exclusive SCAD gift, and other exciting activities. The cost for the weekend is $20 per person, so gather your family and invite your SCAD student to join you! Invitations will arrive in your mailbox soon, but you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. When securing accommodations, keep in mind that most historic district hotels, such as The Mansion on Forsyth Park, Andaz, Hampton Inn and Suites, The Marshall House and Staybridge Suites, may offer a special SCAD friends and family rate, so be sure to ask. We look forward to seeing you in April!
Please note, if your student will be attending Friday's BBQ with you they will need a ticket also. Student tickets are $5 and can be purchased with the parent/family member tickets.
We ask that guests register for Parent and Family Weekend by Friday, April 19.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, April 25
Films in Forsyth – “Wreck it Ralph”
Forsyth Park bandstand
Friday, April 26
3 – 7 PM REGISTRATION
Parent and Family Weekend packet pickup
Parent tent, south of Forsyth Park Café
3 – 5:30 PM BUILDING TOURS
Open House at select academic buildings.
Looping shuttle service will be provided. Schedule will be included in the Parent and Family Weekend packet.
5:30 – 8 PM
Parent and Family Weekend BBQ featuring live band "The Accomplices"
Parent tent, south of Forsyth Park Café
8 – 10 PM
Films in Forsyth – “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”
Forsyth Park bandstand
Saturday, April 27
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Parent and Family Weekend Breakfast Reception
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
9:30 – 11 AM
Deans Panel Discussion
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
11 AM – 5 PM
32nd annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
Enjoy festival activities and chalk masterpieces in Forsyth Park. Sidewalk competition winners will be announced at 4pm.
11 AM – 4 PM REGISTRATION
Parent and Family Weekend packet pickup
Parent and Family tent, south of Forsyth Park Cafe
11 AM – 4 PM
Lunch will be available from various restaurant stations at Sidewalk Arts Festival for a minimal fee. Seating will be available in the Parent and Family Weekend tent, located south of Forsyth Park Café. The Student meal plan is not valid with Sidewalk Arts Festival restaurants.
1 – 4 PM GESTURE JAM
Art, design and creative demonstrations
Parent and Family tent, south of Forsyth Park Café
1 – 3 PM
Ice Cream Float Bar
Parent and Family tent, south of Forsyth Park Café.
5:30 – 8 PM
Silver & Ink Photography Reception
Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.
Sunday, April 28
12 Noon – 5 PM
SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Discounted admission tour
A special rate of $5 will be granted to guests with a Parent and Family Weekend pin (Sunday only).
All Parent and Family Weekend events are free to your enrolled SCAD student with SCAD ID.
Parking (a nominal fee may apply)
Near Trustees Theater
State Street Parking Garage - Located at the intersection of Abercorn and State Streets (across from SCAD Jen Library)
Near Forsyth Park
If you plan to attend the Deans Panel Discussion, Saturday, April 27th, at Trustees Theater, looping shuttle service will be provided from Forsyth Park at Drayton and Gwinett Streets from 8:30am - 9:30am. Return transportation to Forsyth Park will be available immediately after the event.
SCAD Travel services may offer special rates for student, parent and alumni accommodations. Contact one of the following suggested hotels and inquire about the SCAD rate availability:
Courtyard by Marriot
The Mansion on Forsyth Park
Inn at Ellis Square
Country Inn and Suites
Four Points by Sheraton
Coca – Cola
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Welcome to a new year full of new and exciting things at SCAD. Though there is a bit of a chill in the air, our activities and planning are warming up. Winter quarter is brimming with special events including SCAD Gala 2013, deFINE ART and our newest signature event, aTVfest. The SCAD Museum of Art continues to attract art lovers from around the world, featuring renowned artists such as Damián Ortega, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Lynda Benglis, Jennifer Rubell, Odili Donald Odita, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Angel Otero, Ingrid Calame, Rosemarie Fiore, Jack Whitten and more.
SCAD continues to thrive both in and out of the classroom. Lectures and films are planned for specific department audiences as well as broad collaborative groups. A host of companies will come to SCAD during winter quarter, followed by the SCAD Career Fair 2013 Friday, April 5, 2013, in Savannah. This is a must-attend event for all students and alumni. And, our student-athletes are buzzing with accolades and accomplishments.
The success of SCAD is enhanced through the generous giving from you, our parents. You help by attending a signature event, contributing to the annual fund, becoming a member of the SCAD Museum of Art, giving to the endowment, establishing a scholarship, identifying a naming opportunity, sponsoring an event, or informing us of your special interest. Your contribution supports the investment we all make in your student's academic experience and career success.
Remember, your participation fuels the future.
Alison Hopton Davis Associate Vice President for Alumni and Parent Giving email@example.com
Future residence hall closings Students living in campus housing for the winter quarter who plan to return for the spring quarter are permitted to stay in the residence halls during spring break (March 15-21) at no additional charge. Students not returning to their winter housing assignments should check out by 5 p.m. Friday, March 15. Mail will continue to be delivered, and there will be limited dining facilities open during this time. Students who are staying on campus during the break are permitted to park their cars on campus. End of the quarter notes will be distributed to students in mid-February with more information. The halls will open for new spring quarter students on March 22.
The residence halls close for the academic year to all nongraduating students on Friday, May 31, at 5 p.m. Students must have all of their belongings removed and be completely checked out with a resident assistant by this deadline. Students graduating at the end of spring quarter may remain in their rooms until noon on Sunday, June 2. End-of-the- year notes will be distributed to students, and floor meetings will be conducted in early May with more information.
Students should begin to make preparations now to store belongings in a local self-storage facility over the summer as they typically fill up fast. Otherwise, they may ship things home. If students need assistance locating a local self-storage facility, a list is available online on our MySCAD site under Openings and Closings.
Returning student sign-up Students who live on campus during the spring quarter have priority for room sign-up before new incoming students for the 2013-14 academic year. After the end of the early housing sign-up process in April, any returning students who did not sign up or pay the reservation fee late will lose their priority and be assigned over the summer.
We will have 10 information sessions during the winter and early spring quarters to explain the process in detail to the students. We strongly encourage every student wishing to live on campus for the 2013-14 academic year to attend a session. In addition, we will conduct a few moderated chat sessions through SCAD Connect to allow students the opportunity to ask additional questions before housing sign-up. We will explain the process, all the deadline dates, and how to avoid losing your assignment. The $500 nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee for current students who wish to live on campus next year and participate in the early sign-up process is due by 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 8.
In April, students will sign up for housing online through MySCAD from any computer. They will be able to see the available rooms and halls, and they can even request a specific roommate if they have a friend with whom they wish to live. It is very easy and takes only a few minutes. The continuing student housing guide will be posted at scad.edu/housing.
2013-14 Returning student room sign-up information sessions: • Friday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art theater • Monday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m., online through SCAD Connect • Tuesday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Oglethorpe House ballroom • Friday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m., online through SCAD Connect • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m., Oglethorpe House ballroom • Friday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art theater • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Student Center • Friday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m., online through SCAD Connect • Monday, March 25, 8 p.m., online through SCAD Connect • Tuesday, March 26, 8 p.m., Oglethorpe House ballroom
Student Success & Advising
Registration for spring and summer classes is approaching. This year, we are changing the registration schedule and allowing students who wish to take summer classes register for them during the same period in which they register for spring courses. The schedule follows:
eLearning: Monday, Feb. 11 Seniors: Thursday, Feb. 14 Juniors: Monday, Feb.18 Sophomores: Wednesday, Feb. 20 First-year students: Friday, Feb. 22
As always, students may continue to make changes to their schedules through the drop/add period of the quarter in which the classes occur.
The payment due date for spring quarter is Monday, March 11, 2013. The payment due date for summer quarter is Saturday, June 1, 2013. Students will receive monthly billing statements that will reflect their enrollment at the time the bill is generated. If a student changes his or her enrollment, the charges for the quarter will also change.
Savannah and Atlanta students can register for online classes as well simply by selecting "elearning" as their desired location in the registration screens. However, both the art history and graphic design departments restrict online registration to students who are elearning-only for the first 30 days of the registration period. Thus, if a student wishes to take only online classes in the summer, they may see a student success adviser to complete a temporary location change; this would not only give the student advance registration for the quarter in which they would be an 'elearner,' but it would also allow the student access to art history and graphic design classes.
Some federal aid can be used in summer quarter as well. Students will continue to be offered their Stafford loans provided they take at least two eligible classes (but they will have to reaccept the loans through the My Info tab of MySCAD once they register for summer classes). If a student has an approved Parent PLUS loan for the year, that may be extended, but it does not happen automatically. In order to extend the PLUS for summer, the parent borrower must email SCAD from the email address used on their PLUS application stating that they wish to extend the PLUS. They also must include whether they want the maximum available loan or a specific (smaller) amount.
Spring and summer class offerings are already viewable through MySCAD, so please encourage students to see their student success adviser for any academic or financial questions.
Career and Alumni Success
The career and alumni success office welcomed students back after the holiday break with many opportunities to meet with its staff for one-on-one career advising, career preparation workshops, and employer events. CAS hosted employers such as Mattel, Lucasfilm, Fruit of the Loom, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Saatchi & Saatchi X, Lily Pulitzer, R/GA, Reel FX, Wieden + Kennedy, and Hallmark for presentations, portfolio reviews and interviews. Upcoming industry visits include Apple, Macy's, DreamWorks, Zappos, The Refinery, JCPenney, J.Crew and Callison. And, we're asking students to start preparing for the Career Fair on Friday, April 5, by attending workshops ranging from résumé and portfolio reviews to interviewing skills and social media footprint.
To learn more about upcoming events:
Visit our website. Follow us on the CAS Tumblr blog. Subscribe to the Career Newsletter.
Student Financial Information FAFSA form for 2013-14 available now The Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2013-14 is available for submission. If your student completed the 2012-13 FAFSA, he or she should have received a renewal notification via email from the Department of Education. Your student should file the FAFSA as soon as updated 2012 tax information is available. Accurate income tax information should be used and is accessible on the FAFSA website through the Internal Revenue Service's Data Retrieval tool. The IRS Data Retrieval tool allows FAFSA on the Web applicants to request and retrieve their income and tax data from the IRS. Keep in mind funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
1098-T IRS Forms 1098-T IRS forms are available. This form provides information regarding qualified tuition and related expenses, scholarships and grants for 2012. Your student can view and print 1098-T information by logging in to MySCAD and selecting "Tax Notification" under the My Student Accounts channel on the My Info tab. Please direct questions concerning income tax matters to a tax professional or the IRS.
SCAD holds commencement ceremonies in both Savannah and Atlanta each spring. SCAD eLearning graduates may participate in the ceremony at either location. Every year, a distinguished guest shares his or her insights and wisdom with new alumni; speakers in recent years have included James Cromwell, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Vogue Contributing Editor and SCAD Trustee André Leon Talley, Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Philippe de Montebello, playwright Edward Albee and movie critic Joel Siegel.
A webcast will be available during the commencement ceremonies. To view the webcast, visit scad.edu/commencement, which will direct you to the correct location on the day of the event.
The 2012-13 commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013. If your student completes all of degree requirements between Fall 2012 and Summer 2013 and submits an application to graduate, he or she will be eligible to participate in the ceremony.
Schedule and location information Savannah Savannah Civic Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. • 8 a.m.: Doors open for presidential conferment of degrees ceremony • 9-10:30 a.m.: Presidential conferment of degrees • noon: Doors open for presentation of degrees ceremony one • 1-3 p.m.: School of Communication Arts, School of Design, School of Fashion, School of Fine Arts • 3:30 p.m.: Doors open for presentation of degrees ceremony two • 4-6 p.m.: School of Building Arts, School of Digital Media, School of Entertainment Arts, School of Liberal Arts
Due to limited seating in the Savannah Civic Center arena, we are able to offer only four tickets to each graduate for the presidential conferment of degrees ceremony and six tickets for the presentation of degrees ceremony. Tickets are required.
Atlanta Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. • 5 p.m.: Doors open • 6 p.m.: Presidential conferment of degrees