Virginia Commonwealth University

Field instruction

Field calendar

Following are important field education course event and deadline dates for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please refer to the VCU academic calendar for additional dates and to the Field Manual [PDF] for SSW policies regarding hours in field, holidays and inclement weather.

Fall 2013

Aug. 27
Mandatory field education orientation – M.S.W. Foundation students
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., University Student Commons Theater

All students entering M.S.W. Foundation field education in fall 2013 or spring 2014 are required to attend this orientation.

Aug. 29

Opening field instructors meeting
9 a.m.-noon, University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-B-C

New field instructors orientation
1-4 p.m., University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-B-C

Sept. 3

Field placement begins in all agencies this week

Oct. 21

Spring 2014 field applications due
All B.S.W. and M.S.W. students beginning placement in spring 2014

Oct. 21–25

B.S.W./M.S.W. mid-term evaluations due (verbal)

Nov. 19

Orientation to field
Noon-1 p.m., location TBD
Required for B.S.W. students beginning placement in spring 2014

Dec. 6

Fall semester evaluations due to field liaisons

Dec. 13

Last day field for fall semester

Spring 2014

Jan. 6
Field placement begins/continues this week

Feb. 10
Richmond field fair day
10 a.m.-noon, University Student Commons, Richmond Salons (registration in James River Terrace)
Required for M.S.W. students who will be entering M.S.W. Concentration field placement in fall 2014

Feb. 17
Summer 2014 field applications due
All B.S.W. juniors, M.S.W. (Foundation and Concentration) beginning field in summer 2014

Feb. 24
Fall 2014 field applications due
All B.S.W. seniors, M.S.W. Foundation (DE & part-time), and M.S.W. Concentration students beginning field in fall 2014

March 2-8
B.S.W./M.S.W. mid-term evaluations due (verbal)

March 9-16
Spring break

April 15
Orientation to field
Noon-1 p.m., location TBD
Required for B.S.W. and M.S.W. students beginning placement in summer 2014

April 25
Spring semester evaluations due to field liaisons

May 2
Field instructors appreciation luncheon
Noon - 2 p.m., University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-B-C-D

Last day of field instruction for B.S.W./M.S.W. students