President’s Update: Looking Forward to Spring

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor

A president’s update was sent to the FDU community early Tuesday afternoon regarding spring registration, new courses and the recent college rankings.

The email included a special announcement about the university’s recent rise in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings. Last year, the school reached the top 50 for the first time and climbed to 44 this year among regional universities in the north. In addition, the school is ranked number 21 among “Best Value Schools.” Other rankings include “Best for Vets,” “Best in Social Mobility” and programs such as business and nursing nationwide.

Upcoming changes are being made for the spring semester to offer a better in-person experience.

“We plan again on offering a full selection of in-person courses, a dynamic residence hall experience, and many on-campus programs and events,” said President Christopher Capuano via email.

Capuano reminded students about priority registration being opened Nov. 1 and encouraged them to “Go for 4.”

Students should “commit to taking 15 credits each semester to graduate in four years. Not only will you start your career sooner, but finishing in four years means reducing education expenses,” Capuano said about spring registration via email.

“We also encourage students to consider winter term classes, a fast and convenient way to move ahead or catch up on degree requirements,” Capuano added.

The winter session begins January 3 and ends January 19.

Lastly, Capuano discussed the pandemic and applauded the community for their vigilance in keeping transmission rates down.

He also encouraged everyone to get booster shots and to continually practice safety protocols as the winter months approach.

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President Capuano’s email included a special announcement about the school’s ranking and spring course offerings.