8/30-9/2 Week One Information Sessions for new students & parents
Thursday, 9/4 “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, 9/19 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, 9/27 Orientation Retreat for Semester II International Programs.
8:30-2:00 p.m. Various campus locations. All Semester II Int’l Program Advisors attend.
Opening session in Regents 310.
Wednesday, 10/1 Final deadline for Interim Applications.
Friday, 10/3 “Go-No Go” Decisions on Off-Campus Interim courses
Tuesday,10/7 Faculty Program Adviser/Program Director Meeting
3:30- 5:00 p.m. Black Ballroom
10/11-14 FALL BREAK
Thursday, 10/16 2015 Interim Instructors Meeting #2 3:45-5:00 p.m., BC 14 4
Monday, 10/20 2016 Interim Course Proposals Due with tentative budget from faculty intending to propose a new interim (both domestic & International) course – Submit to Registrar’s Office
Monday, 10/20 Faculty Letters of Intent to offer previously approved interim courses in January of 2016 due to IOS Director
Tuesday, 10/21 First year “Off-Campus Study Question/Answer session” 3:45-5:00 Viking Theater
Thursday, 10/23 Sophomore/Junior “Off-campus Study Question/Answer session 3:45-5:00 Viking Theater
10/27-10/31 QUIET WEEK
Wed., 11/5 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 2015-16 Field Supervisors present
Thursday, 11/6 Domestic Orientation for Interim 2015 (tentative)
11:20-12:35 (During Community Time) – Viking Theatre
11/11-11/13 Interest Meetings for Selected Abroad Programs – field supervised program sessions will be conducted by the returning Field Supervisors, others by Program Advisers.
Tuesday, 11/11 Environmental Science in Australia
4:30-5:30 p.m., Buntrock Commons 142
Wed., 11/12 Mediterranean Semester
4:30-5:30 p.m., Viking Theater
Wed., 11/13 - Global Semester
4:30-5:30 Buntrock 142
Thurs, 11/13 England, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia Programs
7:00-8:30 p.m., Viking Theater
Tuesday., 11/11 2015 Off-Campus Interim Orientation Meeting for students on International and Domestic programs.
Instructors attend; International (Non-west) in TOH280 7:00-8:30 p.m.; International (West) 7:00-8:30 pm in Viking Theater
Interim Instructors schedule program specific orientations after group meeting.
Thurs, 12/9 2015 Interim Instructors Meeting #3 3:30-5:00 p.m., BC144
Dec-Feb Student Applications Accepted for 2015-2016 Int’l & Off-Campus Programs
(deadline Monday, February 23, 2015)
Monday, 2/9 “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, 2/10 Mediterranean Semester Returned Student Meeting
5:30-7:00 pm Buntrock 144
Global Semester Retuned student meeting
7:30-9:00 p.m., Buntrock Commons 144
Thursday, 2/12 2015 Interim Instructor’s Re-entry Meeting #4 3:45-5:00 BC 144
Tuesday, 2/18 RETURNING INTERIM 2015 MEETINGS IN BREAKOUT ROOMS - 4:00-5:00 and 6:30-7:30
Wednesday, 2/19 RETURNING INTERIM 2015 MEETINGS IN BREAKOUT ROOMS - 4:00-5:00 and 6:30-7:30
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, 2/12 Interim instructors financial report due to Director, International & Off-Campus Studies. Narrative reports due for those courses first offered in January, 2015 and being proposed again for January, 2016.
Monday 2/23 Off-Campus Study Application Deadline – Semester I, II, and Year-long Programs for 2015-2016
Friday, 2/27 Faculty Recommendations Due for off-campus study applicants
Monday, 3/2 Interim Instructor’s 2015 narrative report due to Director, International & Off-Campus Studies.
3/2-3/15 Review of Semester & Year-long Off-Campus Study Applicants – Selection procedures vary with program. Program Advisers/Directors, Field Supervisors, and selected returned students.
Monday, 3/9 32nd Annual Gimse Photo Contest – Entries due
Monday, 3/16 16th Travel Writing Contest – Entries due
Monday, 3/16 List of Accepted Semester & Year-long Students Due in IOS Office – submitted by Program Advisers/Directors, Field Supervisors, or Selection Committee Chairs
Monday, 3/23 Semester & Year-long Off-Campus Study Applicants Notified of Acceptance/Rejection
Tuesday, 3/24 2016 Interim Instructor’s Meeting #1 - 3:30-5:00 p.m., Black Ballroom
3/28-4/6 SPRING BREAK
Tuesday, 4/7 Student Commitments and $400 deposit from Semester & Year-long Students Due – Orientation Handbooks with checklists distributed
Wed, 4/8 International & Domestic Off-Campus 2016 Interim Open House
4:30-6:30 p.m., Black & Gold Ballroom A/B/C
4/13-4/17 QUIET WEEK
TBA Passport Applications Taken on campus by Rice County Recorder’s Office.
9:00 – 12:00 Room TBA
Tuesday, 4/21 Spring Orientation Retreat Planning Meeting
3:45-5:00 p.m., Buntrock Commons 142
Planning session for Global Semester, Mediterranean Semester and Environmental Science-Australia
4/24-4/25 Spring Orientation Retreat: Semester I and Year‑long International Programs. All Program Advisers/Directors and Field Supervisors in attendance. Global Semester, Mediterranean Semester, Environmental Science in Australia, and Biology in South India beginning on Friday, April 24 at 6:00-10:30 p.m. Remaining programs- Saturday, April 25, 8:30-2:00 p.m. in Viking Theater.
Monday, 4/27 Off-Campus Interim 2016 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, 4/30 Domestic Orientation Evening (Semester I & II) RNS300 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 5/14 Interim 2016 applicants notified of acceptance/rejection.
WORLD ISSUES DIALOGUE
World Issues Dialogue will take place in Trollhaugen on the following dates:
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
February 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19
April 9, 16, 23, 30
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.