See also deadlines for application.

See notes about these dates at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, May 23 First staff members arrive for initial setup
Tuesday, May 28 Most staff members arrive (meetings start on Wednesday)
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
All students (even those in outside housing), should check in with SIL in the residence hall to receive important instructions prior to registration on Monday morning.

Reception is open 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M. both days. If driving, please arrive between those times. If arriving by public transportation, any time of day is OK, but please notify us of your plans. We can pick you up at the airport or bus/train station.

(See note below* about early arrivals.)

Sunday, June 2 Evening meeting for parents of children in child care
Monday, June 3 Orientation, registration for classes, etc. (please reserve the entire day, 8:00-5:00)

(See note below** about late arrivals.)

Evening: Informal mixer

Tuesday, June 4 First day of classes
Friday, June 7
  • Last day to start attending a course
  • Last day to add a course, change from credit to audit, or drop a course without record
  • Get-acquainted party
Friday, June 21 Student-led skit night (tentative)
Thursday, July 4 Holiday—no class
Saturday, July 6 Picnic
Friday, July 12 Student-led skit night (tentative)
Wednesday, July 17 Last day to drop a course
Friday, July 26 Staff-led skit night (tentative)
Thursday, August 1 Last day of classes (See note below** about early departures.)
Friday, August 2, 9:00 A.M. Official closing ceremony
Saturday, August 3, 1:00 P.M. Dormitory closes to students and staff, except those staying an extra day or two to close up (See note below* about late departures.)
Monday, August 5 (tentative) Last of the close-up crew leaves

Announced dates for academic matters are fixed a year in advance and are unlikely to change after that time. They may differ from the regular UND summer session. Other dates are more flexible, and may change even during the summer session.

*At the beginning of the summer, early arrivals (before Saturday) to the dormitory can sometimes be accommodated; please check with us before making travel plans (see contact info). At the end of the summer, late departures are sometimes possible (delays up to about 24 hours); again, please make arrangements with us ahead of time. If you arrive early or leave late, your help with setting up and closing down the program will be expected.

**Due to the intensive nature of summer courses, late arrivals, early departures, and other absences (those that would require you to miss orientation/registration or regularly-scheduled classes) are strongly discouraged and may result in late fees or grade penalties. Please discuss any planned absences with the SIL-UND director, who will facilitate discussions with the relevant course instructors. In general, absences due only to travel arrangements (e.g. tickets that you have already bought) will not be excused.