Environmental Design January Orientation Program

Orientation, Advising and Registration Program Information

During orientation you will learn about program resources key to your success, attend meetings about campus life, and meet other new students.

First-year student orientation is held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

Transfer student orientation is held on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Course Registration Information

You will complete your spring semester course registration online at orientation.  In order to do this successfully there are several steps for you to complete before you arrive at orientation.

Before Attending Orientation:

Make your orientation reservation

Identify your General Education class preferences that you still need

Review registration guidelines available on the Office of the Registrar: Registration Information

Acquaint yourself with the course search process available through the Guest Course Search.

Confer, as needed, with program advisors by phone or e-mail: Telephone: 303-492-8010, Email:  jennifer.richardson@colorado.edu

At orientation:

Registering for Spring classes
At your orientation session in January you will register for your spring courses, using the instructions for online course registration offered on the Registrar's Office web pages.

You will have personal access to web-based course registration only on your assigned registration day, but may thereafter confer with the program's academic advisors if you are unable to create a full-time schedule of classes.

Selecting your Spring classes
The recommended classes for entering Environmental Design students are noted below.

NOTE: Entering Environmental Design students are encouraged to plan for 15 credit hours their first semester. (For most purposes, full-time status is defined as enrollment for 12 or more credit hours.) As you begin to plan your classes, it's always a good idea to create a preliminary list with several extra courses, as alternative candidates, should you need them as backup choices. This is especially true of the courses outside the Program in Environmental Design.

Course Recommendations (15 hours total)

ENVD classes
Your list of recommended Environmental Design (ENVD) courses for the Spring term will be provided to you at orientation.

Other types of courses you can begin planning for include:

Non-ENVD course options (6-9 hours)
Choose from the following categories:
General Education: WRTG 1150 (or ARSC 1150)............. 3 hours
General Education: Humanities (see below) ................... 3 hours
General Education: Social Science (see below) .............. 3 hours
Non-ENVD elective.......................................................... 3 hours
NOTE: Students with significant credits from AP or transfer coursework may also wish to consider one of the General Education course options for mathematics or natural sciences listed below.

General Education Course Options
One course is required from each of the following areas:

Writing: WRTG 1150 (or ARSC 1150)

Humanities: Choose one class from these Arts & Sciences core areas: Human Diversity, Literature and the Arts, or Ideals and Values

Social Science: Choose one class from these Arts & Sciences core areas: Historical Context, United States Context, or Contemporary Societies

Mathematics: Choose one class from your intended emphasis area: Architecture: MATH 1150 or MATH 1300; Planning: MATH 2510 or SOCY 2061; Landscape Architecture: MATH 1150, MATH 1300, MATH 2510 or SOCY 2061.

Natural Sciences: Choose one class (or pair) from your intended emphasis area: Architecture: PHYS 2010; Planning/Landscape Architecture: EBIO 1030+1050, EBIO 1210+1230, CHEM 1113, PHYS 2010.

Elective Coursework
Regardless of their emphasis, all ENVD students will complete between 12 and 20 hours of elective courses as a part of their degree. As you request your spring courses, you may want to select elective course options that meet your personal and academic interests.

ENVD electives (taught within our program) are typically taken after the freshman year.

Non-ENVD electives—from arts and sciences, engineering, business, music, education, or journalism—may be completed any time from the first term onward.

If you run into any difficulties while preparing to register for courses, please do not hesitate to contact campus or program staff to assist you.

If you have difficulty with course selection or are unable to enroll in ENVD courses, please contact our academic advisors at 303-492-8010.