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Put Manchester Students First with a gift to The Manchester Fund!
Put Manchester students
first with a gift to
The Manchester Fund!

ISSUE #53 December 2014/January 2015

Happy Holidays

President Dave McFadden and the Manchester community wish you and yours a joyous and abundant holiday season.

101 Days to Commencement

The annual 101 Days to Commencement celebration for graduating seniors will be Thursday, Feb. 5, starting at 5 p.m. in the Jo Young Switzer Center. Students of the Class of 2015 will enjoy mocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, special speakers and a formal dinner served by some of their favorite faculty and staff. Students will also have the opportunity to pose for a professional photo free of charge!

101 Days to Commencement is sponsored by Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) and the Office of Alumni Relations. Students must RSVP by Feb. 2 to the alumni office to attend this business professional event.

Taking steps into the future

For 125 years, Manchester has celebrated traditions of community, growth and excellence. Those traditions will remain constant as we continue to discover new ways to better serve our students and our community. Walk with us and help make the next 125 years just as special as the first.

Don’t Miss the FAFSA deadline!

It’s that time of year again. Time to be thinking about completing your student’s FAFSA. If you want to receive federal financial aid, submitting the FAFSA to the U.S. Department of Education before Manchester’s March 1 deadline is essential!

You will need to include information from your 2014 taxes, so getting an early start on them is important too. When filling out and submitting your FAFSA, designate Manchester University as the recipient with the institutional code 001820. You can file your 2015-2016 FAFSA online at You'll be assigned a PIN number so you can check the status of your application later.

If your student graduates from Manchester this spring, celebrate, because you’ve already filled out your final FAFSA!

Dates you should know
5 Official January class schedules available at the Registrar’s Office
6 January Session courses begin
Change of Course Day
26 January Session ends
28 Official spring class schedules available at the Registrar’s Office
29 Spring semester courses begin
29-2/1 Change of Course Days
30 January Session grades available on Gateway
5 101 Days to Commencement
25 Discussion Day (classes dismissed 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; resume 6:30 p.m.)
1 Manchester’s FAFSA submission deadline
16-22 Spring Break
23 Beginning of second half-semester classes

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