Resources for Parents of StudentsHomepage / Resources for Parents of Students Resources for Parents of Students Bishop’s University Glossary Frequently Asked Questions Be Knowledgeable. Be Purple. BU.Welcome to the Bishop’s University resource page for parents.Thank you for supporting your student in their decision to attend one of Canada’s leading undergraduate universities. We created these webpages to help you navigate all things Gaiters related and to help you better understand what your child is experiencing. The transition to university can be difficult for both the student and parents but we are here to help provide the necessary information.Resources for Parents of StudentsBelow you’ll find links to information about Bishop’s and the services, activities, facilities and groups available on campus. Take a few minutes to explore and learn more about what we have to offer.Back to BU – Safe Return to Campus for Students and ParentsAnswers to Common Questions:How can I find out how my son/daughter is doing academically in their courses?This is a great question. Keeping open lines of communication with your child is vital in learning about their transition, successes and failures, and we encourage you to communicate directly with your son or daughter about their Bishop’s experience. Once a student has turned 18 years of age, we legally cannot share any information with anyone regarding a student’s academic performance or any personal information, so we will be unable to answer this question for you.When does the Academic year start/finish?The Academic Calendar provides the timetable of dates for the current year. Typically the Fall semester runs from late August or early September to mid-December and the Winter semester runs from early January to the end of April. There is also a Spring semester that runs from the beginning of May until the end of June. There are no classes or programming in July and most of August.How safe is the Bishop’s campus?Bishop’s has a very welcoming community and offers one of the safest environments you will find. We take extreme pride in doing what we can in providing an ideal environment for students to study, live, work and play including providing Campus Security services 24/7 who are also trained first responders. The Bishop’s community totals approximately 2,500 students, 500 faculty and staff and shares our campus with Champlain Regional College which has a community of approximately 1,500 staff and students. Additionally, the Borough of Lennoxville has another 5,800 residents. In total our community is made up of nearly 10,000 individuals so students should use common sense and take regular precautions.Who do I contact if I have questions?There is no one person or office to contact if you have questions. The list to the right is organized by our campus offices and their roles and responsibilities. We encourage you to reach out to the unit or individual who looks after the area of your concern. If you are unsure please direct calls to our switchboard and they will assist you (1-819-822-9600).Read more frequently asked questions…Helpful linksAcademics Deans and Department chairs Admission process, deadlines and requirements Academic Calendar Timetable Exam schedule Faculty of Arts and Science School of Education Williams School of Business Library Learning Commons Learning Commons Transformation Information Technology Services Experiential learning Campus tours, open houses and on-campus events Convocation/Graduation Alumni association All campus eventsFinancial Services and Registrar’s Office Method of payments for tuition for Canadian students Method of payments for tuition for International and Exchange students Promissory Note Transcripts request Declaration of a concentration, major or minor Registration instructions Government Aid (Canadian students) US Student Aid Scholarships, awards, bursariesResidence and Dinning Campus dining Campus eating options Dewhurst menu Residence application Residence halls Residence committees Welcome Information & DocumentsHealth and safety Security department Health services Sexual assault information Mental health resources Recreation services Recreation and pool hours Sports health and wellness services SRC health and dental insurance Harassment policy Ombudsperson Medical services after hoursStudent services Dean of student affairs Student representative council (SRC) Athletics Academic Facilitator Career and Transition Services Student accessibility & accommodation services The Writing Centre / English Writing Proficiency Student exchange and study abroad programs B.E.S.T project fund LEAP Program Off-Campus Housing Student Clubs Foreman Art Gallery Donald Lecture Series Old Lennox Golf & Ski St. Mark’s Chapel Astronomical Observatory University policiesUseful contactsQuick email contact information: Campus Security, ITS Helpdesk, Residence Services, Dean of StudentsStudent Recruitment and Retention Office Campus tours and events, general questions for incoming students: 819-822-9600 ext. 2681 / email@example.comAdmissions Office Transfer credits, birth certificate and passport submissions, program entry requirements: 819-822-9600 ext. 2680 / firstname.lastname@example.orgRegistrar’s Office Transcripts, course registration, program change, convocation: 819-822-9600 ext. 2682 / email@example.comFinancial Services Financial aid, student accounts, tuition and fee payments: 819-822-9600 ext. 2655 / firstname.lastname@example.orgStudent Affairs Office Non-academic student services, student conduct: 819-822-9600 ext. 2766 / email@example.comNew Student Orientation (Fall and Winter orientation week) firstname.lastname@example.orgOn-Campus Residence Services Residence fees, meal plans, room options and selection, residence life programming: 819-822-9600 ext. 2685 / email@example.comDining services Dietary restrictions and nutrition, sample menus: 819-822-9600 ext. 2340On-Campus security Safety, security, parking pass: 819-822-9711 / firstname.lastname@example.orgInternational Students and Student Exchange Office RSA health insurance, RAMQ Provincial Health insurance, CAQ and Canadian study permit, Temporary Resident VISA: 819-822-9600 ext. 2616Health services Doctor, nurse: 819-822-9600 ext. 2696 / email@example.comAcademic Advising Course selection, program questions: Please contact the Department Chair for the program you are interested in.For all other departments and individuals, please see the BU Directory.Bishop’s University GlossarySee more information on our rankings.