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This week
SLU-Madrid invites all students to the Activities Fair on Thursday, September 3.
MONDAY, August 31

9:00 am · Study Abroad Students' Welcome Session · PRH Front Steps

9:00 am · TOEFL Exam · SIH-C

5:00 pm · Class of 2019 Convocation · PAH Patio

7:00 pm · Tapas Night · PRH Front Steps

TUESDAY, September 1

Fall 2015 First Day of Classes

THURSDAY, September 3

5:00 pm · Deadline to Sign up for the Day Trips to Toledo and Monasterio de Piedra

1:30 pm · Volunteer Opportunities Presentation · PRH-14

1:50 pm · Weekly Mass · PRH St. Timothy’s Chapel

2:00 pm · Activities Fair · PRH Patio

2:00 pm · Informative Meeting about Math Placement Test · SIH Auditorium

FRIDAY, September 4

Monday Classes Meet

Application Deadline for Fall Semester Degree Candidates

4:00 pm · Language Exchange Scavenger Hunt

7:00 pm · Tapas Night · PRH Front Steps

SATURDAY, September 5

8:30 am · Day Trip to Monasterio de Piedra · Meet at PRH Front Steps (Pre-registration required)

SUNDAY, September 6

9:00 am · Day Trip to Toledo · Meet at PRH Front Steps (Pre-registration required)

6:00 pm · Welcome Mass on Campus · SIH Interfaith Chapel


Soccer Try Outs. Friday, September 4, 3:00 pm

Click here for the latest news from sports director, César Rioja >>


The Lion King. This musical has become one of the major theatrical events of Madrid, with animated sculptures and enchanting music. Teatro Lope de Vega. C/ Gran Vía, 57; Metro: Plaza de España.

Staatsballett Berlin, a performance of classical ballet numbers. September 4-9. Teatro Real. Plaza de Isabel II, s/n; Metro: Opera.

Picasso Exhibition at the Prado Museum. Until September 14. Paseo del Prado, s/n; Metro: Banco de España.

Click here for more cultural offerings >>


Meeting with Clubs & Organization Leaders: Monday, September 7

Mass of the Holy Spirit: Tuesday, September 8

Residency Card Application & Renewal: Tuesday, September 8

Morocco Exchange Presentation Meeting: Thursday, September 10

Internship Requirements and Opportunities: Thursday, September 10

Day Trip to Toledo: Friday, September 11

Day Trip to Salamanca: Saturday, September 12

Day Trip to Segovia: Sunday, September 13


Waitlisted for a class? Check your SLU e-mail daily! If a space opens up, you will receive an automatic email in your SLU email account. You have 24 hours to register online (or let the registrar know to register you –

Fall 2015 Candidates for Graduation: On-line application for graduation through Banner is open. If you have questions about your requirements, please contact your academic advisor. Deadline is on Friday, September 4.

Non-EU permanent students need Spanish student resident cards: Please pass by the Student Life Office this week with your ORIGINAL passport and boarding pass to apply for your Residence Card. You only have 30 days to apply for it after entering the EU.

The deadline to submit degree applications for those graduating at the end of the fall semester is Friday, September 4. Click here to submit the applications through Banner, for Undergraduate students. For graduate students the deadline is November 1 and the link is found here.

The last day to drop a class without a grade of W and/or to add a class is on Monday, September 14. It is also the deadline for choosing Audit (AU) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP) options.

Fall 2015 Academic Calendar


Opportunities & Invitations
Sign up for our Day Trips in the PAH Finance Office as soon as possible. Join our students as they visit historic sites such as Toledo and Monasterio de Piedra this weekend.

Ready for a fun challenge? Sign up now for the Language Exchange Treasure Hunt on Friday, September 4, at 4:00 pm. Teams of 2 English and 2 Spanish speakers compete and get a chance to practice their language skills. A 5€ refundable deposit is required. More details in Student Life or by e-mail to

Tapas Night: Explore Madrid through tasting its culinary wonders—chorizo, croquetas, and for the courageous, callos. Meet at PRH Front Steps at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 31 and Friday, September 4. Sign up at the Student Life Bulletin Board. (Bring €15).

Join us for the Fall 2015 Activities Fair on Thursday, September 3, in Padre Arrupe Hall's patio.

Please consult the information on Fall 2015 Trips as well as the trips policies and guidelines.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit, a tradition among Jesuit universities since 1548, is scheduled for September 8 at 12:00 noon. People of all faiths are welcome to celebrate the opening of the academic year, as the SLU-Madrid community prays for God’s wisdom and guidance.

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