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Welcome All Fall 2014 Students!

8:30 am · TOEFL/English Language Placement Exam · SIH-C

10:30 am · Fall 2014 New Student Welcome Sessions · PRH Front Steps

11:00 am · New Faculty Orientation · SIH Conference Room

7:00 pm · Tapas Night · Meet at PRH Front Steps


First Day of Fall 2014 Classes


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

2:00 pm · Optional Trips Informational Meeting · PRH-11

7:00 pm · Movie Night · SIH Auditorium


1:30 pm · Volunteer Opportunities Presentation · PRH-4

2:00 pm · Fall 2014 Activities Fair · PRH Patio


9:00 am · Day Trip to Toledo · Meet at PRH Front Steps

2:00 pm · Math Placement Tests · PRH-6-7-8-16

7:00 pm · Billiken Night Tapas · Meet at PRH Front Steps


8:30 am · Day Trip to Monasterio de Piedra · Meet at PRH Front Steps


9:00 am · Day Trip to Toledo · Meet at PRH Front Steps

6:00 pm · Sunday Mass · San Timoteo Chapel (PRH First Floor)


Try outs for Soccer Team: Meet at the Front Steps of PRH at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 5.

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


Fescinal 2014. An open air cinema located at the Parque de la Bombilla. Until Sunday, September 7. Avenida Valladolid S/N; Metro: Príncipe Pío.

CentroCentro in Palacio de Cibeles: Formerly Spain’s main post office, it is now Madrid’s town hall and boasts exhibition spaces and a rooftop view which holds art and photo exhibitions all throughout the year. Plaza de Cibeles, 1; Metro: Banco de España.

Click here for more cultural offerings >>


Deadline to Pay for the Trip to Morocco: Wednesday, September 10

Mass of the Holy Spirit (PRH Patio): Thursday, September 11

Aperitivo with SLU President (SIH Patio): Thursday, September 11

Day Trip to Segovia: Friday, September 12

Day Trip to Salamanca: Saturday, September 13

Last Day to Drop a Class without a Grade of W and/or to Add a Class: Monday, September 15


Find Arrival and Fall 2014 Welcome Session Information here.

URGENT: All New Permanent and Transfer Students: Come to the Student Life Office in PRH this week, September 2-5, 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.

Fall 2014 Candidates for Graduation: Please submit the online applications for December graduation through Banner by September 5. If you have questions about your requirements, please contact your academic advisor.

IMPORTANT: All students must pick up their new SANITAS CARD and the sticker for this semester’s STUDENT ID at the front desk of Padre Rubio Hall.

Please consult the information on Fall 2014 Trips here as well as the trips policies and guidelines.

Library Hours - Fall Semester, 2014
     Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
     Friday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
     Saturday & Sunday: 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

Opportunities & Invitations

Join our SLU-Madrid students on the Day Trips to Toledo and Monasterio de Piedra this weekend. Sign up with the Finance Office as soon as possible.

Do you sing or play an instrument? SLU’s Music Department offers Guitar (MUSC-203), Piano (MUSC-202) and Voice (MUSC-201) for credit. We also offer coaching for instrumentalists and singers in all repertoire with piano accompaniment (MUSC-293). For information contact Professor Jáuregui at

Join the Choir! Auditions and first rehearsal: Friday September 5, 2:00 pm, (SIH Dance Studio). SLU Madrid Choir: MUSC-342 (0-1 credit). For information contact Professor Ólafsdóttir at

Start the semester by running 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles) through an obstacle course in Segovia, an hour away from Madrid. A fun way to meet other people. On Sunday, September 7, at 10:30 am. Sign up at

Tapas Night: Explore Old Madrid through tasting its culinary wonders—chorizo, croquetas, and for the courageous, callos. Meet at PRH Front Steps at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 1. Sign up at the Student Life Bulletin Board and bring €15.

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