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Psych Scoop, 3/24/20

March 24, 2020

March 24th, 2020

The Psych Scoop is sent to all Psychology Undergraduate students and alumni every Tuesday throughout the academic school year. 

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. S/N Grading Option - Spring 2020

Students received an email last week about the temporary change in the grading basis policy. Additional information is still coming out via a follow-up email on: (1) how to make the change from A-F to S/N and (2) FAQs that students may have about the impact of S/N grades for future plans (e.g., Graduate and Professional school applications). Please watch your email carefully for that email follow-up. Students have until April 15th to make your final decision. S/N grades in Spring 2020 will be able to count for the PSY Major and Minor.

2. Fall Registration Opens April 9th - Schedule an Appointment Soon

Registration for the Fall semester is coming up quickly (you should be able to see your registration time on MyU now too!). Right now, our calendars are open and we are ready to help you pick your fall courses. Our schedules have been known to fill quickly so if you have any questions or concerns about Fall registration, sign up for an appointment soon! You are also welcome to see us on drop-ins (done through Zoom!) and email us at We look forward to meeting with you!

3. Resources Moving Online

We have received alerts that many offices on campus are moving to online services so you can still get assistance, even off-campus! We will try to keep a running list of some of those services:

SMART Tutoring Services
CLA Career Services
OneStop (by email - )
Student Writing Services
Student Academic Success Services (you can also Check out EffectiveU)
Pre-Law Advising (email if link is not working)

Psychology Student Group Announcements

All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psychology student organizations. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend! To learn more, visit our website.

4. Psych Club Updates

Due to recent events related to COVID-19 communicated in full here, Psych Club will be undergoing permanent changes to our upcoming schedule and we are quickly adjusting to online, interactive communication via Zoom, Google Hangouts, and more. The following newsletter will be psych clubs form of weekly communication with all students/members and will be sent out weekly, on Wednesdays. Many people are already subscribed to this newsletter, however, if you are not yet subscribed but interested in keeping up with information related specifically to psychology club, as well as resources for all students struggling in any capacity with COVID-19 as we are aware everyone on campus is impacted either directly or indirectly. Please reach out to the Vice President, Ellis Raduenz via email with any questions, comments, or concerns and be well!

5. Psi Chi Payment HOLD

As the current situation continues to develop, Psi Chi payments are on hold. Please keep watching the Scoop for further updates and announcements regarding payments to Psi Chi. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at


6. Applying to Law School Webinar

today, Tuesday, March 24, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Online through Zoom

This webinar is open to all UMN students and alumni, but it’s especially for those who know they're going to law school and would like guidance about the application process. We'll discuss application materials and deadlines, as well as how to prepare your materials so that you are the best law school applicant you can be. If you’re currently in the application process for fall 2020 or thinking ahead to fall 2021 admission, this is the place for you.

7. March Nutritious U Food Pantry - Minneapolis

Tuesday, March 24 - Friday, March 27, 2019, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union 210

Do you worry your food might run out before you can buy more? Do you lack reliable transportation to an affordable grocery store? If you struggle to get enough, quality food to eat - visit the Nutritious U Food Pantry on March 24th-27th from 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm! Any registered undergraduate, graduate, or professional student is welcome! No verification of income required. We care about sustainability - if possible please bring your own reusable bag! Find out more information.

8. HIRE BIG 10 - Virtual Career Fair

Tuesday, April 14, 2019, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Hire Big 10 Plus Consortium is a collaborative group of career services representatives from the fourteen schools in the Big Ten Conference, the University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame and DePaul University. As a Consortium, we share best practices and work with students and employers from across the country to provide exemplary programming and support. It's an easy and efficient way to find Full-time Jobs, Internships, and Co-ops. This recruiting event is free for Students & Alumni across All Majors & Degrees. Register online.


9. Learn to Live

Do you suffer from anxiety, stress, social anxiety, depression, insomnia, or substance use? If so, Learn to Live is here to help. Learn to Live offers five highly effective online programs based on the proven principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Our programs are confidential, accessible anywhere, and based on years of research showing online CBT programs to be as effective as face-to-face therapy. Choose the right program for you: our Social Anxiety Program, our Depression Program, our Insomnia Program, our Substance Use Program, or our Stress, Anxiety and Worry Program. Use code UMN to access their services.

Grad School

10. Psychology Grad School Virtual Fair

Tuesday, April 7, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

Register now for the online Psychology Grad School Fair. You can join the fair from anywhere and talk to schools in real-time. If you have any questions, reach out to