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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2014 Orientation, Advising, Language Placement

All events are REQUIRED unless otherwise notated.

College of Liberal Arts     graduate orientation
Aug. 18 1 - 3 PM CLA 1.302E (Glickman Center) Agenda
C/DMES Orientation (MES & MELC programs) Aug. 19 9 - 10:45 AM Calhoun 516, Reading Room General program requirements and course policies. Light refreshments served.
CMES: Q&A w/ current students Aug. 19 11 AM - 12 PM CAL 515, Seminar Room with current CMES students
MES new employee orientation Aug. 19 11 - 11:45 AM CAL 516, Reading Room
Required of students with TA/AI assignments
DMES: Group meeting Aug. 19 1 - 2 PM CAL 516, Resource Room Dr. Kamran Aghaie, Dr. Jo Ann Hackett, Dr. Tarek El-Ariss, David Justh
CMES: Group meeting Aug. 19 2 - 3 PM CAL 515, Seminar Room Dr. Karin Wilkins, Dr. Yoav Di-Capua, David Justh
DMES: Individual advising Aug. 20 1 - 4 PM CAL: various faculty offices Specific times to be assigned
CMES: Indvidual advising Aug. 20-21 TBA CAL 515, Seminar Room Specific times to be assigned
MES Library Orientation (recommended) Aug. 20 10 - 11 AM PCL 1.339 in basement (map) with MES librarians, Dale Correa & Uri Kolodney
C/DMES: Language Placement Exam (REQUIRED) Aug. 21 9 AM - 1 PM               9 AM - 12 PM CLA - Arabic                            MEZ - Persian, Hebrew, Turkish CLICK HERE for registration, time and locations
1st day of registration. General schedule here or here. Aug. 22 starts 8 AM Online See your RIS to view access periods and identify remaining bars that prevent registration.
Graduate Student Instructor orientation (tentative) Aug. 25 2 - 5 PM TBA Last year's agenda. Hosted by Center for Teaching & Learning and the Graduate Student Assembly
Graduate School orientation (optional)
Aug. 25 8 AM - 2 PM TBA Link
DMES: Arabic Orientation Aug. 26 9 AM - 1 PM TBA Required of students in all Arabic areas (not only TA/AI). Led by Profs. Al-Batal & Brustad.
1st class day Aug. 27      
Labor Day holiday Sept. 01     University closed
Deadline for tuition &               add/drop (4th class day) Sept. 02 ends 5 PM   Classes dropped if tuition not paid by 5 PM. View bill and payment options.
12th class day Sept. 12 ends 5 PM   Graduate Coordinators can add/drop until this date
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