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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student Announcements

This page contains announcements and reminders for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology undergraduate students

Announcements from Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, August 22, 2023

Welcome new and returning BMB Majors! I hope your semester is already off to a great start. Throughout the year, you will receive email messages from Judy Means, Academic Program Management Associate. Please pay close attention to these messages, as they will provide important information.

Course and Registration Changes

Courses can be added or dropped electronically using MyUI. See Change in Registration for directions. 

August 21-27: Students may add, drop, or change existing registration on MyUI without permissions needed. 

August 28:  Registration changes require permissions in MyUI. Students must use MyUI to make changes to their registration with required permissions.  All permissions must be requested by the student.  Instructions for each type of change in registration can be found here. For assistance with registration changes for online courses, see Distance and Online Education, Registration Changes page and/or contact Distance and Online Education, Registration/Student Services at doe-reg@uiowa.edu, or 319-335-2575.  

September 1: Last day to add/drop a course without collegiate approval. Last day to change existing registration in MyUI. 

Please note: If MyUI will not allow a change in registration, please use the e-mail option.

November 13: Last day to drop individual semester-long courses or to withdraw entire registration without Collegiate Dean’s approval.

December 8: Close of classes and last day to file for second grade-only option. 

Fall 2023 Graduation

September 29:  Last day to apply for December graduation. A Degree Application must be completed before this date through the MyUI student portal.  Degree applications submitted after this date will be assessed a late fee.

If you plan to graduate with Honors in the Major and do not see the prompt to select Request Honors in the Major in the Degree application, please contact Dr. Lori Wallrath (lori-wallrath@uiowa.edu).

December 14-17: Graduation ceremonies

Events and Opportunities

August 30: Pizza with Professors @ 4:00 PM in the MERF Atrium (first floor). Please RSVP to Judy Means (biochem@uiowa.edu) by August 25th. Meet other BMB majors and professors, learn about research opportunities, and obtain career advice over pizza. 

This event is organized by the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Club (BMBC), a student-run organization that brings together majors for events. For more information, see the BMBC website and/or contact the BMBC co-presidents, Ethan Hahlbeck (ethan-hahlbeck@uiowa.edu) and Christian Brandt (christian-brandt@uiowa.edu).

Opportunities in BMB: For information on career fairs, research fellowships, and events, visit the Opportunities website.