Student Guidelines

The following guidelines will help Zipperman's understand what they have to do to be considered active in the program.

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How long can I stay in the program?

A student can stay in the program for up to three (3) consecutive semesters.

I am new to the program this semester. Is there an event I am required to attend in order to stay active this semester?

As of Spring 2013 - all new Zipperman's MUST attend a "What the Heck is MIS" presentation. This event is offered at least twice a semester and it may be found on the calendar page by clicking here.

What do I have to do every semester to be considered active and qualify for my stipend and/or credit?

There are three (3) types of student categories for the Zipperman program. Each category is listed below and includes what Zipperman's have to do to remain active.

For-credit students MUST register for the class MIS295a in order to get credit. View the MIS295a syllabus here.

  2 Credits (MIS295a) 1 Credit (MIS295a) Non-Credit

Number of events/activities to attend per semester. View current list of offerings on the calendar page.

8 4 4
Reflection paper at end of semester 1,500 words 1,000 words None

How do I RSVP to the Zipperman events?

The Zipperman calendar page will list all of the events for the semester and how to RSVP to them. Some events require an online RSVP - some don't.

How many “no-shows” can I use before I lose my $100 stipend?

A “no-show” is when you RSVP for an event but don’t show-up or cancel it within 24 hours of the event.

You can have two (2) no shows. Three or more no-shows will negate your $100 stipend.

Need to cancel an event that you have already RSVP’d for? Simply fill out the RSVP form again and select ONLY the events you can attend. We get an email notification of every completed RSVP and will change our records according to the most recent RSVP form we receive from you.

I will be applying to Eller as a double major. Anything I should know about?

As a Zipperman Scholar, you can apply for a double major upon admission to the Professional Program (as long as one of the majors is MIS).  Zipperman's are the only students in Eller who have the opportunity to double major from the get-go!!  If you are applying this semester send Patti Ota an email (  so she can give your name to the Undergraduate office.

Interested in finding out more about this program? Contact Patti Ota, Zipperman Director, at  520.626.3599 or