Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Fall 2016 Orientation, Academic Advising, and Language Placement

All events are REQUIRED unless otherwise notated.

Pre-Registration for incoming students (except international) June 08 - July 15 Check RIS   Course Schedule
International Student Orientation Fri, Aug. 12 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Student Union (TX Union Ballroom), UNB 3.202 Visit website
C+DMES Orientation (MES & MELC programs) Mon., Aug. 15 9 - 11 AM Calhoun 516, Reading Room General program requirements and course policies. Light refreshments provided. Led by David Justh
C+DMES new employee       meeting Aug. 15 11 - 11:30 PM CAL 516
Required of students with TA/AI assignments. Discussion of tuition/health benefits
DMES/MELC: Group meeting Aug. 15 2 - 3 PM CAL 516 with DMES Graduate Advisers and David Justh
CMES: Group meeting Aug. 15 3 - 4 PM CAL 516 with CMES Graduate Advisers and David Justh
CMES: Individual advising, Day 1 Tue, Aug. 16 TBA CAL 515 Specific times to be assigned
CMES Language Placement Exam
Wed, Aug. 17 9 AM - 12 PM            9 AM - 12 PM MEZ 1.102 - Arabic                   MEZ 1.216 - Persian, Turkish, Hebrew Self-registration required
CMES: Individual advising, Day 2 Thurs, Aug. 18 TBA CAL 515 Specific times to be assigned
MES Library Orientation
Aug. 18 TBA TBA MES librarians: Dale Correa & Uri Kolodney
1st day of registration.    General schedule Fri, Aug. 19 starts at 8 AM Online See your RIS to view access periods and identify remaining bars that prevent registration.
Graduate School orientation (optional)
Tue, Aug. 23 TBA Texas Student Union Orientation website (program not yet published)
College of Liberal Arts TA Orientation TBA TBA TBA  
1st class day Wed, Aug. 24      
4th class day: Tuition &     add/drop deadline Mon, Aug. 29 ends at 5 PM   Add/drop deadline. Classes dropped if tuition not paid by 5 PM. View bill.
Labor Day holiday Mon, Sep. 05     University closed
12th class day Fri, Sep. 09 ends at 5 PM   Graduate Coordinators can add/drop classes until this date

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    204 W 21st Street Stop F9400
    Calhoun Hall (CAL) 528
    Austin, TX 78712