October 2015 International Student Newsletter:

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

Last Day to Drop a Class

  • Friday, October 30 is the last day to withdraw from a fall semester class.
  • Friday, November 20 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.”


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.


English Association Halloween Party

Thursday, October 29th, 
7:00-9:00pm in Nona McGreal Room (Predolin Hall).

All Edgewood students are invited! 
Food will be provided, and costumes are highly encouraged. 
Best costume wins a prize!


International Food Day  

Save the Date: November 17 from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Washburn Heritage Room (Regina Hall)

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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