A Warm Welcome to New Students!

Orientation Day for SPRING 2014 for new GSLIS-West students will be held on Thursday, January 16th, from 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center on the Mount Holyoke Campus.

Lunch will be provided.

Directions to the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center can be found at the Mount Holyoke website.

All new students are expected to attend Orientation Day.

If you are unable to attend, please email Terry Plum and Johanna Radding at gsliswest@simmons.edu.

Online Course Registration

Students will register remotely and online for their SPRING 2014 courses beginning Wednesday, November 6th, starting at 1:00 p.m. EST. To log in, you will need your Simmons user name and password sent to you in the deposit confirmation letter from the GSLIS Admissions Office.

If you encounter any problems during online registration, please send an email to gslisreg@simmons.edu. This email box is monitored continuously throughout all registration periods, so someone should respond to you quickly.

Preparing for Registration & Orientation Day

Course offerings for the Spring 2014 semester will be posted to the College's online registration system, AARC (Academic & Administrative Resource Center) at on Tuesday, October 15th.

(http://connection.simmons.edu/ will take you to the Simmons Connection homepage. Log in by using your Simmons username and password. At the upper left-hand corner, click on "AARC"; then click on "Student.")

When searching for courses in AARC you will find the GSLIS West courses by choosing Mount Holyoke Campus-GSLIS as a location. All GSLIS West courses have the section number -20 following the course number.

Sometime during the 3rd week of October 2013, new GSLIS West students will receive an email outlining the CORE curriculum and will include information on the "sequencing" of course registration, since much of our curriculum is now prescribed in the order in which classes should be taken. This is especially true for students in the Archives concentration program and the School Library Teacher Program.

More information on this will be presented to students at Orientation Day.

In addition to your selected courses for the SPRING 2014 semester, ALL STUDENTS will need to register for LIS 400: Technology Orientation Requirement. (See below for details.)

The two GSLIS West advisors listed below are available now to assist you with course selection and to answer questions you might have about online registration.

Terry Plum, Assistant Dean

Johanna Radding, GSLIS West Program Manager

On Orientation Day, you will learn which of these staff has been assigned to be your advisor.

LIS 400 — Technology Orientation Requirement (TOR)  

ALL students are required to register for LIS 400: Technology Orientation Requirement during their first semester.  For more information on the TOR, go to Technology and the TOR.