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Montana Western Fall 2009 Semester Underway

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Students will need to check their class addendums for classroom locations and are encouraged to contact the Registrar's Office at (406) 683-7371. Students may contact the Admissions Office for more information about requirements at (877) 683-7331 and direct financial aid questions to the Financial Aid Office at (406) 683-7511. As summer winds down, students and staff at the University of Montana Western are gearing up for another busy fall semester. Monday, August 24 marked the first day of Block 1 classes for Montana Western’s Fall 2009 semester. Tuesday, Aug. 25 was the last day students could register or add classes for Block 1. Friday, Sept. 4 marks the deadline for dropping classes, changing to or from audit status and withdrawing from Block 1 with no record of enrollment. Friday, Sept. 11 is the last day to drop classes with no record of enrollment for Blocks 2, 3, 4 and full semester classes. If a student applies, is admitted, advised and registers for classes by the first day of the semester, there is no late registration fee charged.Students utilizing financial aid should be aware that federal regulations stipulate a student must be in the classroom for 15 consecutive weeks and 12 or more credit hours or there will be a slight reduction in aid. The first and second $40 late registration fees will be implemented Aug. 25 and Sept. 9. Sept. 1 will be the final day students can apply for Fall 2009 graduation. Two ongoing construction projects will be affecting offices and classrooms this semester. The Industrial Technology Woods building is currently undergoing a remodeling, which is slated to be completed this October. All business faculty offices are still located in the IT Woods building, but students should check with department heads to learn specifics as the construction nears completion. Several offices and classrooms in Montana Western’s iconic Main Hall will be relocated during the restoration of the oldest building on campus. The 2007 Montana Legislature authorized $4.5 million for a Phase I design of the restoration project as well as partial construction costs. Construction for Phase I is currently underway and scheduled to be completed by Jan. 1, 2010. Phase II will be completed with $6 million from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) federal stimulus package. The offices of TRIO Student Support Services will be moved from Main Hall to a mobile office in the lawn on the north side of Carson Library beginning this week. Montana Western’s Elderhostel offices are currently relocated in the Montana Room on the second floor of the Carson Library. It is possible other offices will need to be moved throughout the restoration. Contact the Provost office at (406) 683-7115 for up-to-date details. Students will need to check their class addendums for classroom locations and are encouraged to contact the Registrar's Office at (406) 683-7371. Students may contact the Admissions Office for more information about requirements at (877) 683-7331 and direct financial aid questions to the Financial Aid Office at (406) 683-7511.