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Spring 2020 Preview

by Katie Gortz on 12/18/2019

At the beginning of each semester, SLU-Madrid buzzes with activity as students meet the faculty and settle into their routines.

SIH Entrance

SLU-Madrid looks forward to welcoming all new and returning students to campus. New students have mandatory welcome sessions on Wednesday, January 8. Classes begin on Thursday, January 9. 

Thursday, January 9 is the first day of classes. Academic advisors and faculty will be available to help students finalize their course schedules. We are pleased to offer the following new courses in Spring 2020:

Outside the classroom, both new and returning students can learn about Spain's history and culture through campus-sponsored excursions to Toledo, the Monasterio de Piedra, Segovia and Salamanca (sign up and pay in the Finance Office). Students will be able to find out about campus clubs, activities, service opportunities, sports and more at the activities fair in SIH Lounge on Thursday, January 9, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This spring's Theatre Workshop production will be Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler." An unsparing portrait of a woman stifling in a bourgeois marriage who gives in to her most destructive impulses, the play also includes a great deal of dark comedy and social satire. Though written in 1890, the play remains resonant and powerful today. Auditions and crew sign-up will be held Monday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 in the dance studio. All are welcome - no experience necessary. Participants enroll in THR 3650 Theatre Workshop (1-2 credits) or THR 3660 Theatre Practicum (0 credits).

Information about the latest events and activities throughout the semester is available in the weekly campus news email updates. Be sure to check your SLU email.

Arrival Information and Welcome Sessions

Students should make their flight arrangements to arrive at Barajas Airport on Tuesday, January 7. Host-family housing opens for all students that day.

The mandatory welcome sessions for all new students will begin on campus on Wednesday, January 8. Students will learn about academics and student services at SLU-Madrid. Campus Ambassadors will give tours of the neighborhood near campus as well as downtown Madrid. To finish the day, they will lead a tapas night in the city center. Check your SLU email for more information about your welcome session.

All new students are urged to review Student Life's Arrival and Antes de venir guides.