October 2014 International Student Newsletter:

Last Day to Drop a class, Presidential Inauguration, Halloween, and International Food Day.

 Last Day to Drop a Class
Friday, October 31 is the last day to withdraw from a fall semester class.
Friday, November 21 is the last day to withdraw from a Session 2 class.
If you are considering dropping a class, please remember that F-1 and J-1 students must enroll in a full course load each semester.


Undergraduates – minimum of 12 credits
Graduates – minimum of 9 credits
Graduate Students at the Doctoral Level -- minimum of 6 credits

Even if you have approval from your academic advisor, CGE must approve your Application for Reduced Course Load BEFORE you drop below a full course load. For complete details visit the International Student page of the CGE website and click on – “Full-Time Student Status, Reduced Course Loads, and Dual Enrollment.”



 Presidential Inauguration - Friday, October 24th

Did you know college presidents are inaugurated? What does that mean for Edgewood College?
When an Edgewood College president is inaugurated, we as community come together to celebrate the historical change in leadership. This celebration hopes to reaffirm Edgewood’s history, mission and values while giving all involved a future projection of where the college is headed. Since the founding in 1927, our college has had 6 presidents. This year, the 7th president, President Scott Flanagan, will be formally inducted into the Edgewood College community on Friday, October 24, 2014. All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to partake in the day events including a morning liturgy/Eucharist, lunch and the formal ceremony. Class are cancelled on this day to ensure everyone can participate.

Why is this ceremony important to students?

  • It marks a point in the college’s history and YOU can be a part of that legacy
  • Learn more about President Scott Flanagan’s vision for college and how it will affect you in the years to come as both a student and alumni.
  • It is important to recognize the vital role students have in supporting those whom work every day to make our college experience unique and exceptional.

Please join us for the ceremonial events and other inauguration week activities to support our president and this historical event in our college’s history! Please RSVP (link to the online RSVP) for the October 24th ceremonial day’s events by October 10th. All other inauguration week events will be communicated via Wingra Weekly.

Thank you and we hope to see you involved!



Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31. It originated with the Celtic festival of Samhain to celebrate the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of winter. In the 9th Century AD, the Catholic Church designated November 1 as All Saints Day and kept the night before (Oct. 31) “hallowed” or holy.  Over time the secular and religious traditions have merged and Halloween has become synonymous with costumes, candy, ghosts and pumpkins!
Throughout the U.S. families with children often participate in traditional Halloween trick-or-treating in the late afternoon and evening of October 31st.  Children visit neighborhood homes in hopes of filling their bags with candy!  Many college students in Madison also celebrate by dressing in costumes.  If you take part in Halloween festivities, please exercise caution and be mindful of safety.  Here are four tips for a successful and safe Halloween:
1. Consider returning home early (before midnight)
2. Stay in a group
3. Stay in well-lit areas
4. Consider abstaining from alcohol or drink less than usual


Upcoming International Education Week Event:  

Save the Date—November 18th from 11:30am-1:30pm the CGE and International Club will be hosting our annual International Food Day event!  International students are invited to prepare a dish from your home country to donate to the event. All proceeds go to a study abroad scholarship for Edgewood students. *More information will be announced at the beginning of November.


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