Please forward to any others you think should be aware.
Our census date has regularly been based on the 20th day (4th week) of the semester. This fall we have determined to make a temporary change and move census back a week, that is, based on the 25th day (5th week) of the semester. Thus, our official census 1 date has move from September 15 to September 22. The reason for this primarily is because of the change in high school calendars, resulting in less time to process dual credit students than past years. This gives us an extra week to register these students.
We have already changed this on the academic calendar and are in the process of changing this in Banner, which controls the census date that appears on every course section. We have also rescheduled the data freeze. For those of you who run reports and are familiar with the data freezes, we will have a fourth week DB and EDW freeze with a title referring to the fourth week based on September 14 and a fifth week (census) DB and EDW freeze with a title referring to census based on September 22. This gives us the flexibility of running reports in the future off of fourth or fifth week. But again the official census date has moved from September 15 to September 22.
I realize there may be other processes at the university based on census that I’m unaware of. If that is the case with you, please make appropriate adjustments. And please let me know if you have questions or need additional information.