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2012 Summer Session Catalogue 
    
2012 Summer Session Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information: Summer Session


Administration. The Director of the Summer Session is Col. Thomas Baur. The Deputy Director for the first term is Maj. Jack Johnson and for the second term CAPT. John Riester. The Summer Session office is located in 306 Shell Hall and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: (540) 464-7319.

Academic Center. The Miller Academic Center/Learning Programs in 202 Carroll Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Barbershop. The barbershop will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday only.

Bookstore. The VMI Bookstore will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cadet Counseling. The counseling center will be open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC) offers individual assessment of needs and short-term counseling. Cadets may seek counseling for personal growth and development, as well as mental health or substance use concerns. The Counselors on staff work collaboratively with other professionals on Post, primarily the VMI Infirmary Staff. Psychiatric evaluations and consultation may be coordinated through the CCC.

Disability Accommodations. Students with documented disabilities seeking accommodations for summer courses at VMI must contact the Office of Disabilities Services (ODS) by May 7th for the first summer session and by June 11th for the second summer session to provide adequate time to process requests. VMI cadets who are already registered with ODS need only notify the office of their request. VMI cadets not registered with ODS must provide documentation that meets the criteria outlined at www.vmi.edu/ds. Students not enrolled at VMI during the academic year must provide an official letter from a licensed professional who is qualified to assess disabilities or from the appropriate office of the student’s college or high school. The letter must identify the diagnosed disability and the nature of the accommodations needed. Accommodations Letters and related requests will be processed when required information is received from students. Students must inform ODS immediately if there are schedule changes due to course cancellations or other factors that require changes in accommodations. For more information, please call 540-464-7765 or visit 203 Carroll Hall.

Drug and Alcohol Policies. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited on VMI-owned or VMI-controlled property or as part of any school activity, regardless of location.

Alcohol. VMI does not tolerate the abuse of alcohol by any VMI student. All students attending the VMI Summer Session will observe all state and local laws governing the possession, purchase, or use of alcoholic beverages. Students who make themselves conspicuous as a consequence of drinking alcoholic beverages may be dismissed from the summer session or otherwise punished. VMI Regulation, Part III, Chapter 23, specifically addresses the issue of drug and alcohol use.

Illicit Drugs. VMI does not tolerate drug abuse by any VMI student at any time or place, whether in a duty, leave, or furlough status at VMI or elsewhere. The Institute intends to exercise the utmost diligence in preventing the illegal introduction of marijuana, cocaine, narcotics, or other controlled substances on Post. VMI will impose disciplinary sanctions on students who unlawfully possess, use, or distribute illicit drugs (consistent with local, state, and federal laws) up to and including expulsion from the Institute and referral for prosecution. Students should be aware that most drug offenses are classified as felonies and that conviction of such an offense can have serious consequences, including destruction of any hope of pursuing a military or professional career.

Final Examinations. Final examinations for both terms of the Summer Session will be administered according to the following schedule. Changes may be made only under extenuating circumstances or emergencies and must be approved by the Director of the Summer Session.

First Day of Final Exams (1st term, June 20; 2nd term, July 25)

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Reading time
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. — All classes that began at 7:30 a.m.

Second Day of Final Exams (1st term, June 213; 2nd term, July 26)

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. — All classes that began at 9:45 a.m.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. — All classes that began at 12:30 p.m.

Library. Preston Library will be open during the following times:

  Mon. – Thurs.: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  Saturdays: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
  Sundays: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  Exceptions: CLOSED for Memorial Day weekend (28 May) and July 4th.

Mathematics Education and Resource Center (MERC). The MERC will be open for both summer sessions, per the schedule below. There will be tutors on-hand for help in the following mathematics courses: MA 105/MA 106 (S2) , MA 123 (S2) /MA 124* (S2) , MA 126 , MA 215 (S2) , MA 220 (S1) , and MA 311. There is no cost to VMI students for this service and no appointments are necessary. Tutoring is held on the second floor of Carroll Hall, in the Open Math Lab (OML).

Summer Session I:

  Week 1 (May 21): Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 2 (May 28): Tuesday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 3 (June 4): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 4 (June 11): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 5 (June 18): Monday and Tuesday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.

Summer Session II:

  Week 1 (June 25): Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 2 (July 2): Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 3 (July 9): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 4 (July 16): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 5 (July 23): Monday and Tuesday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.

Mail. The mail room window will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Medical Services: The VMI Post Hospital will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for routine medical services. There will be a nurse on duty and a physician on call. Illnesses or injuries requiring an overnight stay will be referred to the local hospital and students will be responsible for the cost of their care in that facility. Students should make every effort to have their medical needs cared for during the clinic hours. When the Post Hospital is closed students needing medical attention will have to go to the local emergency room for evaluation. All accidents, including automobile accidents, causing serious bodily harm or property damage are to be reported immediately to a Summer Session official.

Microcomputer Laboratories. Computer labs will be open as listed:

  117 Scott Shipp 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
  414 Mallory 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
  Barracks Study Room Open 24 hours, seven days a week

Parking. The following regulations apply to Summer Session Parking:

All motor vehicles must be registered. Failure to register a vehicle and to properly place the parking sticker on the vehicle may result in either the revocation of the privilege of parking the vehicle on Post or in a recommendation to the Superintendent that the offender be dismissed from the VMI Summer Session. The parking decal must be displayed as directed by VMI Police. Vehicles not displaying a parking decal are subject to being towed.

Permitted Parking. Monday through Friday parking is permitted only in the lots designated for Cadet Vehicles. Designated Parking for Cadets are: (1) perimeter parking spaces in the Marshall Hall Lot, (2) Main Street Parking Lot, (3) Patchin Parking Lot, (4) Anderson Drive Parking Lot, and the (5) Clarkson-McKenna Parking Lot. The Cadet parking areas are available for parking on a first come first served basis. Please refer to the map which will be issued with your parking sticker for authorized parking areas.

On weekends (5:00 p.m. Friday until midnight, Sunday) parking is permitted in the spaces surrounding Scott Shipp Hall, Cocke Hall, and the academic buildings along Letcher Ave.

Prohibited Parking. Student parking is prohibited in the following areas:

  • Anywhere the curb is painted yellow.
  • Around all areas of Barracks, in front of Carroll Hall, Maury Brooke Hall, and the Old Hospital.
  • From Mondays through Fridays, all parking lots surrounding Scott Shipp Hall, Cocke Hall, and the academic buildings along Letcher Ave, including the new North Institute Hill Parking Lot.
  • Parking spaces in front of Moody Hall, Smith Hall, the George C. Marshall Museum, and faculty residences surrounding the parade ground.

Violation of parking regulations will result in fines and/or towing. The student in whose name the vehicle is registered will be responsible for all fines and towing and storage charges. The location of towed vehicles and the charges for towing and storage can be ascertained by contacting the VMI Police.

Post Exchange/Food Court. The PX will be open during the following times:

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday

Recreational Facilities. The following VMI recreational facilities will be open during the hours indicated:

  Racquetball Courts 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
  Swimming Pool 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  Weight Room 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday –Thursday;
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday

Washington & Lee Campus off Limits. In recent summers problems have arisen with participants of summer programs at VMI inappropriately interacting with participants of summer programs at Washington and Lee University. Consequently, the entire W&L campus is off limits to all VMI Summer Session students. The only exceptions are: a) students may walk through the campus on the concrete walkway immediately in front of Lee Chapel, and b) students who need to obtain or return a library book from the W&L library may do so before 6 p.m. by walking directly to or from the library. Students who violate this directive are subject to disciplinary action at VMI and arrest for trespassing at W&L.

Writing Center. The Writing Center will be open during the hours indicated:

Summer Session I:

  Week 1 (May 21): Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 2 (May 28): Tuesday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 3 (June 4): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 4 (June 11): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 5 (June 18): Monday and Tuesday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.

Summer Session II:

  Week 1 (June 25): Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 2 (July 2): Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m. (Closed July 4th)
  Week 3 (July 9): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 4 (July 16): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 5 (July 23): Monday and Tuesday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.