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) 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 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.
College of Liberal Arts TA Orientation Mon, Aug 22 1-3 PM TBA Required of new TAs
Graduate School orientation (optional)
Tue, Aug. 23 TBA 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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    Calhoun Hall (CAL) 528
    Austin, TX 78712