Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Fall 2016 Orientation, Academic Advising, and Language Placement

Updated August 18, 2016


All events are REQUIRED unless otherwise notated.



EVENT DATE TIME  LOCATION  COMMENTS
 
Pre-Registration for incoming students (except international) Jun 08 - Jul 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 graduate coordinator
 
C+DMES new employee       meeting Aug 15 11 - 11:45 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 Dr. Karen Grumberg, Dr. Na'ama Pat-El, Dr. Kamran Aghaie, and graduate coordinator
 
CMES: Group meeting Aug 15 3 - 4 PM CAL 516 with Dr. Blake Atwood, Dr. Kamran Aghaie, and graduate coordinator
 
CMES: Individual advising (Dual-Degree only) Aug 15 4 - 5:30 PM CAL 516 Specific times to be assigned
 
CMES: Individual advising (Single degree only) Tue, Aug 16 1-4 PM CAL 515 Specific times to be assigned
 
CMES Language Placement Exam
Wed, Aug 17 9 AM - 2 PM (ARA). 9 AM - 12 PM (other langs.) MEZ 4.136 - Arabic                   MEZ 1.216 - Persian, Turkish, Hebrew Self-registration required. For Arabic only, 15-min. oral proficiency interviews must be scheduled. Sign-up links will be sent by email on Aug. 15. These OPIs are required to complete the exam, and will be conducted on: Wed (3-6pm); Thu (12-3pm; 4-6pm); and Fri (3-6pm). Results will emailed by Mon, Aug. 22.
 
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.
 
MES Library Orientation
Mon, Aug 22 11 AM - 12 PM PCL 2.340 (Learning Lab #2) MES librarians: Dale Correa & Uri Kolodney
 
College of Liberal Arts TA Orientation Mon, Aug 22 1-3 PM GAR 0.012 Required of new TAs. AGENDA
 
CMES: Meet & Greet / FAQ Tue, Aug 23 2 - 3 or 3:30 PM CAL 516 With current students in CMES
 
Arabic Program Meeting Tue, Aug 23 10 AM - 3 PM PAR 101 Required of new and returning TAs/AIs. Led by Michael Mendoza and Dr. Olla Al-Shalchi. Updates will be emailed to relevant students.
 
Graduate School orientation (suggested)
Tue, Aug. 23 8 AM - 3 PM Hogg Memorial Auditorium RSVP required
 
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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