Cyder Resources

The user guide for Cyder has been updated.  Of particular interest is the new ‘Common Operations’ section.  I recommend, if you haven’t used the Cyder development site recently, to review the Introduction section of this guide/reference.

This message also serves as a friendly reminder that Maintain will be replaced by Cyder on February 28th.

If you have any questions/concerns about the guide, the replacement project, or Cyder itself please let me know.


Cyder dev site:

General project information:

Winter Finals and Spring Break Schedule Request

Student colleagues,

We survived the cold and now it is time to think about finals and Spring break!

I would like to request your Winter term finals week and Spring break information so we can plan the schedule out ahead of time.  Reply all to this email, but make sure that I get a copy. If you have questions email me at I will be sending out a request for Spring term schedule after this is completed. Please start thinking about that!

On a side note: You do not have to wait until the last minute to respond! No, Seriously you don’t!

Deadline: Friday, February 20th at 9 A.M. 

For those of you who are new to this process, please don¹t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

*If you do not reply to this request on time, we will cut your time. You can work over break or next term.*

If your professors have not stated the finals week schedule on the syllabus, you can find the official OSU finals week schedule here: 

****** If you don¹t know a date and time for all of your finals, please share that information with me by the deadline.  Remember, communication is the key!  

Preferences colors ­

  • Red = finals or other obligations (group meetings, house obligations, etc.)
  • Pink ­ prefer not to work (study, don¹t like mornings, evenings, etc.)
  • Green ­ prefer
  • White ­ don¹t care.

An image is attached to help remind which settings are preferred and the easier methods to provide the info.

The process:

Finals week (March 16th – 20th)

  1. Set your preferences ONLY for finals week (March 15th – 21st)
  2. Respond to this email with the following information:
    1. Dates and times of your finals to ensure accuracy of preferences.
    2. Number of hours you wish to work finals week, December 8th ­- 12th   (for example, 10-20).

Spring Break (March 23rd – March 27th

  1. Set your when2work preferences for Spring break (Week of March 22nd – March 28th)
    1. Using Set date specific preferences is easiest.
  2. In the same email send me:
    1. Number of hours you wish to work this weeks. (up to 40 depending on the number of people that want to work and hours available)
    2. Set the days you would like off as red. This will make it easier for me to make the schedule as I look at everyone¹s availability that way.

For those of you who are new to this process, please don¹t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.  

Communication by the deadline is the key!  If you cannot provide the information requested then be sure to provide us with an email stating why.

Deadline: Friday, February 20th at 9 A.M.