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Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1697
Phone: 610-520-2600
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Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research | Field Education - Important Dates

All full time students:  AY 2015-2016 your field placements begin the week of Aug. 31, 2015 and continue until April 22, 2016.


Fall 2015

Aug 25

Field Liaison Meeting, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Aug 26


Student Orientation (New Student)


Aug 27

Prep for Field Practice (New Student Field Orientation) 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

or 6:00-9:00 p.m

Sept 1


First Semester classes begin


Sept 3 or 4

Field Education begins


Sept 11


Field Education “Kick-Off” (Field Instructors only) (SIFI I & SIFI II)

SIFI I   9:00-11:30

SIFI II  12:30-3:00

Full SIFI Calendar HERE

Sept 30

SIFI III (Field Instructors)

9:00-11:00 AM


Oct 7

SIFI IV (Field Instructors)

9:00-11:00 AM


Oct 9-18

FALL BREAK – Field Education Continues

Oct 21

SIFI V (Field Instructors)

9:00-11:00 AM


Nov  4

SIFI VI (Field Instructors)

9:00-11:00 AM


Nov 18

SIFI VII (Field Instructors)

9:00-11:00 AM


Nov 26


Thanksgiving Holiday *


Dec 11



Field Instructor’s Evaluations due


Spring 2016

Jan 1

New Year’s Day Holiday

Jan 4

Field Education grades due; Field Education resumes on regularly scheduled days

Jan 9 **

Ethics Workshop (9:30-1:00) (Fri) (Students only)

Jan 12 **

Ethics Workshop (9:30-1:00) (Mon) (Students only)

Jan 13 **

Ethics Workshop (4:30-8:00) (Tues) (Students only)

Jan 13


SIFI VIII (Field Instructors)

9-11 AM

Jan 18


Martin Luther King Day (School Closed; Field attendance not required)*

Jan 19

Classes begin

Feb 3

SIFI IX (Field Instructors)

9:00-11:00 AM


Mar 7-11

SPRING BREAK - No Field Education***

April 22


Field Instructor’s Evaluations due


April 29


May 6




Field Education grades due

May 14


*Students may utilize Fri., Nov 27 and/or January 18 toward overall required field hours

**All Students enrolled in Foundation Practice II must participate in one of the Ethics Workshops

***Students may utilize Spring Break to make-up for missed hours.

 Field days missed due to any other holidays must be made up. Make-up time is to be arranged in consultation with the Field Instructor.

+All Field Instructors are encouraged to attend the “Kick-Off” sessions I & II (9/11/15). Free ceu’s are provided to all.  For SIFI sessions III-IX:  Attendance is required for first time field instructors of masters level social work students from any School/Program. All field instructors welcome. CEU’s for SIFI sessions III-IX are available for first time field instructors only.