Anonymous asked: i was hoping you could explain chass first learning communities/chass connect/gateway lectures??? i know that's kind of broad but i am just so confused and any input would help! :/ my counselor enrolled me into a five unit gateway lecture on war movies unexpectedly and i don't know if i should drop it or not. im taking three classes (12 units) without it. is it a good idea? thanks so much!
Sure! You can read more about CHASS F1RST here. Learning communities are freshmen-only lectures. CHASS F1RST classes satisfy a breadth requirement, so it’s helping you meet your degree requirements. Also, your war movies class is taught by Professor Kinney, who is absolutely fantastic. You don’t have to take the class, but it’s a good idea because it’ll help you get used to discussion-based lectures in a supportive environment with other incoming students.
Are AST, CPLT, and SEAS all the same? Do they all give the same units/credits?
AST (Asian Studies), CPLT (Comparative Literature), and SEAS (Southeast Asian Studies) are all different academic departments. They’re only “the same” if a class is cross-listed within those departments. This quarter, SEAS 063 is cross-listed with AST 063 and CPLT 063. This means that the class is offered in three different departments. The units are the same no matter which one you enroll in because all three listings refer to the same class. Confused? Short answer: Only SEAS 063 is the same as AST 063 and CPLT 063.
will we be able to get food for our parents during move in day?
No. THEY CAN’T EAT OUR FOOD.
Ahem. Pardon me. Yes, your parents will be able to eat. If Housing doesn’t provide food, there are places to eat on and around campus.
what exactly is “Q-Camp: An Orientation to Campus Life for LGBT Students & Allies” about? would you recommend a closeted bisexual to attend?
It’s an orientation on September 30th hosted by the LGBT Resource Center on campus. Read more about it here. You’ll be able to learn about all the awesome resources, events, and peer connections UCR offers specifically for its LGBT community. I recommend attending only if you’re comfortable meeting people in a supportive and open-minded community. And you should only attend if you enjoy free food. FREE FOOD.
hi, do you know where we dump our trash when our trashcans are full in the dorms?
All of the residence halls have trash chutes for your junk.