2013-2014 Calendar


8/31-9/3               Week One Information Sessions for new students & parents

Thursday, 9/5      “Welcome Back” Dinner:  Semester II and Year-Long Off‑Campus Programs.  Program Advisers/Directors
for Semester II and Year-long programs are invited.  Sun Ballroom  in Buntrock Commons – 5:00pm.

Tuesday, 9/10      Environmental Science in Australia Returned student meeting
                          7:00-8:30 p.m.  BC144

Sept/Oct               Re-entry Meetings–Semester II and Year-long Int’l Programs with Program Advisers/Directors and                                           Coordinator of Advising. Specific dates and times TBA

*TBA                    Passport Applications Taken on Campus by Rice County Recorder’s Office.
9:00 a.m.-noon & 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, 9/28     Orientation Retreat for Semester II International Programs.
8:30-3:00 p.m.  Various campus locations.  All Semester II Int’l Program Advisors attend.
Opening session in Viking Theater – Buntrock Commons.



Tuesday, 10/1      Final deadline for Interim Applications.

Tuesday, 10/1      Faculty Program Adviser/Program Director Meeting
3:30- 5:00 p.m. Black Ballroom

Thursday,10/3     “Go-No Go” Decisions on Off-Campus Interim courses

Wed., 10/9            International & Domestic Off-Campus Study Open House for semester & year-long programs.
4:30-6:30 p.m., Buntrock Commons Black & Gold Ballroom .
All Program Advisers/Directors and 2014-15 Field Supervisors present

10/12-15               FALL BREAK

Wed, 10/16           First year “Off-Campus Study Question/Answer session”  3:45-5:00  Viking Theater

Thursday, 10/17 Sophomore/Junior “Off-campus Study Question/Answer session 3:45-5:00  Viking Theater

10/21-10/25         Interest Meetings for Selected Abroad Programs – field supervised program sessions will be conducted by the  returning Field Supervisors, others by Program Advisers.

Tuesday, 10/22    Term in Asia
4:30-5:30 p.m., Buntrock Commons 142

Wed.,    10/23       Global Semester
4:30-5:30 p.m., Viking Theater

Wed.,      10/23 -   England, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia Programs
7:00-8:30 p.m., Viking Theater

Thurs,  10/24        Term in the Middle East
                                                             4:30-5:30  Buntrock 142

Thursday, 10/24  2014 Interim Instructors Meeting #2  3:45-5:00 p.m., BC 14 4



Friday, 11/1          Student Declaration of Intent Due for 2014-15 Off-Campus Semester and Year-Long Programs

Friday, 11/8          2015 Interim Course Proposals Due with tentative budget from faculty intending to propose a newinterim (both domestic & Int’l) course – Submit to Registrar’s Office.

Friday, 11/8          Faculty Letters of Intent to offer previously approved interim courses in January of 2015 due to IOS Director

Tuesday., 11/12   2014 Off-Campus Interim Orientation Meeting for students on International and Domestic programs.
Instructors attend; International in Chapel 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Domestic in Viking Theater 7:00-8:00.
                                Interim Instructors schedule program specific orientations after group meeting.



Thurs,   12/5         2014 Interim Instructors Meeting #3         3:30-5:00 p.m., BC144

Dec-Feb                 Student Applications Accepted for 2014-2015 Int’l & Off-Campus Programs
(deadline  Monday, March 3, 2014)




Monday, 2/10      “Welcome Back” dinner for International & Domestic Off-Campus Semester I  and Semester I/Interim   students.  Program Advisers/Directors and Field Supervisors invited.  5:00 p.m.  Gold & Sun Ballrooms

Tuesday, 2/11      Welcome Back Get-Together 2014 Interim Students
3:30-4:30 Black & Gold Ballroom A/B/C

Thursday, 2/13    2014 Interim Instructor’s Re-entry Meeting 3:45-5:00 BC 144

Wed., 2/13           Global Semester Retuned student meeting
7:00-8:30 p.m., Buntrock Commons 144

Feb/Mar               Re‑entry Meetings for Students Abroad Semester I
Conducted by Coordinator of Advising & Student Activities with Program Advisers/Directors, and Field                           Supervisors participating. Locations & times TBA
Thursday, 2/13    Interim instructors financial report due to Director, International & Off-Campus Studies.  Narrative reports due for those courses first offered in January, 2014 and being proposed again for January, 2015.

Thursday, 2/13    2013-2014 Field Supervisors/Assistants Orientation Meetings
3:45-5:00 p.m., Buntrock Commons 144



Monday,    3/3     Off-Campus Study Application Deadline - Semester I, II, and Year‑long Programs for 2014-2015

Monday,    3/3     Interim Instructor’s 2014 narrative report due to Director, International & Off-Campus Studies.

Thursday, 3/6       Faculty Recommendations Due for off-campus study applicants

3/7-3/16             Review of Semester & Year-long Off-Campus Study Applicants - Selection procedures vary with program.  Program Advisers/Directors, Field Supervisors, and selected returned students.

Monday, 3/10      31st Annual Gimse Photo Contest  – Entries due

Monday, 3/17      15th  Annual Literary Contest - Entries due

Monday, 3/17      List of Accepted Semester & Year-long Students Due in IOS Office - submitted by Program                            Advisers/Directors, Field Supervisors, or Selection Committee Chairs

Tuesday, 3/18     2015 Interim Instructor’s Meeting #1 – 3:30-5:00 p.m., Black Ballroom

Friday,   3/21        Semester & Year-long Off-Campus Study Applicants Notified of Acceptance/Rejection

3/23-3/30             SPRING BREAK



Monday, 3/31      Student Commitments and $400 deposit  from Semester & Year-long Students Due - Orientation Handbooks with checklists distributed

Wed,        4/9       International & Domestic Off-Campus 2015 Interim Open House
4:30-6:30 p.m., Black & Gold Ballroom A/B/C

TBA                     Passport Applications Taken on campus by Rice County Recorder’s Office.
9:00 – 12:00 Room TBA

Tuesday, 4/22      Spring Orientation Retreat Planning Meeting
3:45-5:00 p.m., Buntrock Commons 142
Planning session for Global Semester and Term in the Middle East

4/25-4/26            Spring Orientation Retreat: Semester I and Year‑long International Programs. All Program Advisers/Directors and Field Supervisors in attendance. Global, Term in Asia, Term in the Middle East and Biology in South India  beginning on Friday, April 25 at 6:00-10:30 p.m.  Remaining programs- Saturday, April 26, 8:30-3:00 p.m. in Tomson 280.

Monday, 4/28      Off-Campus Interim 2015 Spring Application Deadline

Apr/May             Follow-up On‑campus Orientation Meetings for Semester I and Year‑long International Programs –                            arranged by Field Supervisors and Program Advisers.


Thursday, 5/1       Domestic Orientation Evening (Semester I & II) RNS300   6:45-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, 5/15    Interim 2014 applicants notified of acceptance/rejection.



World Issues Dialogue will take place in Trollhaugen on the following dates:

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
February 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13
April 3, 10, 17, 24

World Issues Dialogue meets at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Participants bring trays from the cafeteria.  This is a student led discussion on topics chosen by students.  Faculty are invited to attend.  Please let Helene MacCallum know if you would like to be notified weekly of the topic.  For further information call x3871.

 weekly of the topic. For further information call x3871.