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Spring 2017 Student Newsletter

New! – Welcome Petia Whitmore, new Executive Director for Graduate and Professional Programs!
We are so thrilled to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director for Graduate and Professional Programs, Petia Whitmore! We look forward to the future of GPP and the new and exciting opportunities that lie ahead under Petia’s leadership and expert guidance.

If you’d like to meet Petia to welcome her to GPP, please join us for the Spring 2017 GPP Social on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017. See below for more details! 

New! – GPP Social on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Mark your calendars! Join us for a GPP Social on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 from 4:30pm – 6pm in the Jean Yawkey Center Glass Room (1st Floor). Students, faculty and GPP staff are invited to take a break from work, life and school with pizza and conversation! Come network with fellow GPP students in all programs, chat with your academic advisor or meet the new Executive Director of GPP. An email invitation is forthcoming.

To RSVP, please email or call 617-264-7704.

New! – Winter Weather and Class Cancellations
When there is inclement weather, the College will act in accordance with the City of Boston and recommendations by the Governor regarding closing public offices and schools. All Emmanuel staff, faculty and students are required to sign up for the RAVE Emergency Notification System. Emmanuel e-mail addresses are automatically used in the system, but students, staff and faculty should also enter their cell phone number to receive a text and voice-mail message. An alternate e-mail address, as well as additional phone numbers may be entered, allowing students to add other contact information. Students, staff and faculty can sign up by logging into the MySaints portal and going to “My Accounts” and “Emergency Notification System.”

The following announcement timelines will apply to college closures and class cancellations due to weather:

1:00 p.m. for evening classes (classes that run 4:15 p.m. or later).
7:00 a.m. for Saturday morning classes (classes that run from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
11:00 a.m. for Saturday afternoon classes (classes that run 1:00 p.m. or later)

In addition to a notification from the RAVE system, announcements will be posted on the College’s website, the MySaints portal, Facebook and Twitter accounts. The College contacts the following media channels: WHDH-TV/Channel 7, CW56/Channel 56, WCVB/Channel 5, FOX25 and WBZ-TV/RADIO/Channel 4 about closures.

Please note, the RAVE Emergency Notification System will only notify students in the case of Emmanuel College closures.  It will NOT notify students of individual class cancellations. Your instructors or GPP staff will contact you regarding individual class cancellations.

New! – For May 2017 Graduates
If you have not yet submitted your May 2017 application for degree, there is a new process. Students who complete the degree application will have their records audited for graduation eligibility and will receive an email regarding their graduation status in early March.

To complete the online degree application:

  • Log into Student Planning: Student Planning Home Page
  • Click the “Graduation Overview” tab
  • Under the Program of Study, Click the “Apply” button
  • Read the message in the blue box at the top of the screen regarding graduation eligibility and acknowledgement of requirements
  • Complete all fields in application. Complete “Petition to Attend” section only if you will not have all requirements complete at the end of the Spring 2017 semester
  • Click “Submit” on the bottom left of the screen.

If you indicate that you will attend the commencement ceremony, you can expect to receive information regarding commencement, including all commencement related events, academic dress, hotel information, parking, etc. beginning in March 2017.

Winter Hours for Spring 2017
Jean Yawkey Center Winter Hours of Operation

January 9-13 6am – 10pm
January 14 10am – 6pm
January 15 9am – 11pm
January 16 6am – 11pm
January 17 6am – 2am
January 18 Regular Hours Resume


Bon Appétit Hours of Operation

January 3 -15 All dining services closed
January 15 Main Dining Room: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Atrium Café: Closed

Muddy River Café: Closed

January 16 Main Dining Room: 9am – 11am, 11am – 2pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Atrium Café: Closed
Muddy River Café: Closed

January 17 Main Dining Room: 7:15am – 7:30pm
Atrium Café: Closed
Muddy River Café: Closed
January 18 Regular hours resume


Cardinal Cushing Library

January 9- 12 7:30am – 6pm
January 13 7:30am – 5pm
January 14-15 CLOSED
January 16 CLOSED Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17 7:30am – 6pm
January 18th Regular hours resume