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This week in Madrid
SLU-Madrid's Student Art Exhibition is on Wednesday, December 13

Monday, December 11

11:00 a.m. · Lecture by Professor Chornet (Communication): "When Not Saying 'Thank You' is the Right Thing to Do: A Discursive Approach to the Expression of Gratitude in Spain" · PRH-4

1:30 p.m. · SEM Open Forum · SIH-A

7:00 p.m. · Christmas Carol Sing Along · SIH Student Lounge

Tuesday, December 12

2:00 p.m. · Sacrament of Reconciliation · PRH St. Timothy Chapel

Wednesday, December 13

Fall 2017 Final Day of Classes

2:00 p.m. · Wednesday Mass · PRH St. Timothy Chapel

5:00 p.m. · Student Art Exhibition · SIH Art Studio

Thursday, December 14

Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

2:00 p.m. · Sacrament of Reconciliation · PRH St. Timothy Chapel

Sunday, December 17

6:00 p.m. · Sunday Mass on Campus · SIH Interfaith Chapel


Soccer Match: SLU-Madrid vs. Peladores F.C., Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 p.m., Green Canal

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Circo Mágico, a magic show for people of all ages. Until January 28. Feria de Madrid. Avenida Partenón, 5; Metro: Feria de Madrid.

Depeche Mode, in concert. December 16. WiZink Center. Avenida Felipe II, s/n; Metro: O'Donnell.

Retromóvil Madrid, XV Classic Motor Show, an exhibition of classic cars and bikes. December 15-17. Feria de Madrid. Avenida Partenón, 5; Metro: Feria de Madrid.

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Mid-Year Commencement: Monday, December 18

Fall 2017 University Housing Move-Out Date: Thursday, December 21

Professors' Deadline to Submit Fall 2017 Final Grades: Saturday, December 23


Students: faculty need your feedback! Fill out your online course evaluations before December 21. Check your SLU email for a link to access the evaluations.

As part of the Strategic Enrollment Management planning, we hold two SEM Open Fora a year. These sessions provide a public forum for information sharing and brainstorming for recruitment and retention. We look to attract and retain enthusiastic, "right-fit" students. Join us on Monday, December 11, 1:30 p.m., SIH A.

Final Exams (December 14-20) take place in the rooms where classes normally meet, but follow a special schedule.

If you are in the process of renewing your Tarjeta de Estudiante and plan to leave the Schengen area for the Christmas Break, you must apply for an autorización de regreso this week (reentry permit). Read the Residency Card section of our website for information on making an appointment.

May and Summer 2018 Candidates: The online application for May graduation is open; however, if Summer is your final term of study, please apply for Summer 2018 instead, once available. This application does not affect eligibility to participate in May's Commencement. Contact Jaime Ortiz if you have questions.

Students: Once all your grades are posted after finals, make your transcript requests through Banner. Transcripts do not get mailed automatically. For more information, email:

Need help preparing your final papers and portfolio? The English Writing Center, located in PRH 12, is open during finals week!
   Thursday, December 14: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
   Friday, December 15: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
   Monday, December 18: 12:30-5:00 p.m.
   Tuesday, December 19: 10:00-12:00 noon

Library Schedule:
   M-W, Dec. 11-13: 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
   Th-F, Dec. 14-15: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
   S-Su, Dec. 16-17: 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT: All library materials out on loan to non-returning students must be returned  and all outstanding fines paid before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20. Students who fail to do so will have a hold placed on their academic record and no transcripts will be released until the matter is resolved. NOTE: Any exceptions to the above must be cleared beforehand with library management (Library Office).

   • Fall 2017 Academic Calendar
   • Fall 2017 Course Offerings
   • Fall Office Hours


Opportunities and Invitations

Join the Christmas Carol Sing Along organized by the Campus Ministry and the Music Department. Bring sweets to share. Meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, in the SIH Student Lounge. Come and enjoy! Everyone is welcome!

Lecture by Professor Chornet (Communication): "When Not Saying 'Thank You' is the Right Thing to Do: A Discursive Approach to the Expression of Gratitude in Spain." Spanish and Catalan each have a culturally specific way to express gratitude. Theoretical and methodological implications to the study of politeness behaviors are discussed. Monday, December 11, 11:00 a.m., PRH-4.

Student Art Exhibition: A showcase of this semester's art work. Wednesday, December 13, 5:00 p.m., SIH Art Studio. Food and refreshments will be served.

"During Advent we are called to enlarge the horizons of our hearts, to be surprised by life each day. We need to learn to not depend on our own established plans because the Lord comes in the hour which we don't imagine." Pope Francis - November 27, 2016. During this time, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of PRH, and by appointment by emailing Fr. Jim. We also invite you to visit each day to read and pray over the daily Scripture readings and reflections. May you have a blessed, holy Advent!

Book Buy-Back: December 14, 15, 18, 29 and 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. See the list posted at the Bookstore.

Christmas Clothes Drive. Donate any winter clothes or toiletries for us to distribute through BocaTalk. Boxes for donations are at the entrance of PRH. All Lost & Found items which have not been claimed by anyone become part of this Christmas donation at the end of this Fall semester.

Faculty & Staff Christmas Toy Drive 2017 lasts until Friday, December 15. All toys must be given to Beatriz at the SIH Reception.

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