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Anchor Guide: November-December

As the fall semester begins to come to an end, please see below for important information and helpful resources and how to prepare for spring courses and opportunties!

Study Abroad

Applications close in October and November for all spring and some summer programs. It’s also a perfect time to begin planning for a summer or fall semester abroad, since those deadlines are February/March. Rollins has generous funding for semester study abroad and International Programs staff are available to help students find programs that are a good fit for their academic plans and budgets.

This is also a good time to check in with your student to discuss a potential study abroad experience and how it might enhance their personal development and their resume. For more information, visit the Office of International Programs.

Early November is a good time to talk with your student about their campus and academic interests. Are they considering a spring immersion, collaborative scholarship with a faculty member, enrolling in Maymester, an international experience, or signing up for formal recruitment to join a fraternity or sorority in the spring?

Academic planning and advising for the spring semester courses begins the end of October/early November and provides students the opportunity to meet with their faculty advisor to create and update their academic plans. 

Students receive campus email notifications and deadlines during the semester. Be sure to visit the Academic Advising website for helpful resources.


Recruitment registration. If your student is interested in participating in formal sorority or fraternity recruitment, make sure they register by the appropriate deadline. Additionally, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will host a number of information sessions for interested students. For more information, visit here.

This is a good pause before the semester ends and the exam period begins. Consider sending a care package if your student stays on campus. Classes are not held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving so students or families have time to travel.

Students may consider Tutoring & Writing Center appointments or utilize their professors’ office hours if help is needed preparing for final exams.

International students must have immigration documents reviewed and signed before winter and summer breaks if traveling outside the U.S. Students can do this at the Travel Signature Party, or in the Office of International Student & Scholar Services.