2014-2015 Calendar


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

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

Tuesday, 2/10   Environmental Science in Australia Interest Meeting   4:30-5:30 p.m  BC142

Tuesday, 2/10    Global Semester Returned Student Meeting          5:30-7:00 pm     BC144

                             Mediterranean Semester Returned student meeting  7:30-9:00 p.m., BC 144

Wed., 2/11          Global Semester Interest Meeting    4:30-5:30 p.m.  BC144

Thursday, 2/12   Mediterranean Semester Interest Meeting  4:30-5:30 p.m.     BC142

Thursday, 2/12     2015 Interim Instructor’s Re-entry Meeting #4     3:45-5:00 p.m. BC 144

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.

Thursday, 2/12    England, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia Interest Meeting  Viking Theatre  7:00-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 2/17      RETURNING INTERIM 2015 MEETINGS IN BREAKOUT ROOMS – 4:00-5:00 and 6:30-7:30

Wednesday, 2/18    RETURNING INTERIM 2015 MEETINGS IN BREAKOUT ROOMS – 4:00-5:00 and 6:30-7:30

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.  BC Ballrooms

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., BC 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 will take place in Trollhaugen on the following dates:

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
February  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.

HRM 1/21/15 updated