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Shannon Featherstone

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Off-Campus Programs Fair Week Oct. 3-7

Applications for 2023-24 off-campus programs are now open! And, to help you learn about your options, we’ve invited representatives for over 30 programs to visit campus next week. They will be visiting classes, tabling outside the Commons, hosting information sessions, and more!

Look for notices and posters around campus with information or for a complete schedule go to our OCP SharePoint Fair Week Schedule page.

If you have any questions, please email

Staff invited for coffee and pastries

All staff are invited to kick off the new academic year in delicious style – with coffee and pastries provided by Staff Council.

Stop by Thursday, September 29, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Harper-Shattuck Lobby in the Conservatory. Grab a coffee and your favorite sweet treat to go or stay and meet old colleagues and greet new ones!

We hope to see you there!

All-Staff Meetings Scheduled

The 2022-2023 All-Staff Meetings have been scheduled. Please save the following dates on your calendars:

  • Thursday, September 22, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 1, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The All-Staff Meetings are organized and moderated by Lawrence University’s Staff Council (formerly Staff Governance). All Staff meetings will be held in Wriston Auditorium and will be accessible via Zoom. Reminders and Zoom details will be distributed via email prior to meetings.

If you have recommendations for agenda items/topics, please send them to or directly to Garrett Singer (

Off-Campus Programs is Hiring!

Off-Campus Programs is looking to fill three student worker positions for the 2022-2023 Academic Year, including: London Centre Student Assistant, Senegal Student Assistant, and Outreach Specialist & Special Projects Assistant. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please see our postings on Handshake.

If you have any questions, please contact

Congratulations to Gilman Scholarship Recipients!

Off-Campus Programs wishes to congratulate Jonathan Bass, Raven Ganaway, Ava Hillman, Iyanu Osunmo, Luisa Sanchez, and Nathaniel Tang on being awarded the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in 2022-2023.

The Gilman Scholarship is a congressionally funded program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions.

To find out more about scholarships available to study abroad or program options, visit Off-Campus Programs.

Spring Term All Staff Meeting May 18

The Spring Term All Staff meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, from 9-10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Go to the Staff Governance Upcoming Events page for Zoom details. A Zoom recording and a copy of the meeting minutes will be posted to the Staff Governance webpage after the event.

Have any questions, comments, or recommendations for the agenda? You can email them directly to or use our anonymous online submission form. If you submitted questions or comments before the Winter Term All Staff Meeting that were not addressed, please note that we have those questions saved and will try to address them at the May meeting.

Additionally, for those interested, we will also be opening our monthly Staff Governance Committee meeting (May 26 at 9 a.m.) to cover any questions/comments that we do not have time for on May 18. Details for connecting to that meeting will follow.

Scholarship Application due April 18 – Off-Campus Programs

The Off-Campus Programs Scholarship Application is due April 18, 2022. To get started, fill out the online OCP Scholarship Application.

The OCP Scholarship is open to all Lawrence students who will be participating on an approved affiliated study abroad program or the Lawrence University London Centre in 2022-2023. Scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility and need.

If you have any questions, please contact

Re-Entry Reflection Workshop April 20 for Past Off-Campus Programs Students

If you are a recently returned off-campus programs student, you are invited to join us for the next Re-Entry Reflection Workshop, which will be all about what comes next after study abroad. Wednesday, April 20, from 5-7 p.m. in the Diversity and Intercultural Center. Dinner will be provided!

Please let us know you are coming by filling out our RSVP form.

Whether you are struggling to talk to others about your program, wondering how to apply your experience to life at home or position it for a future job search, or just want to figure out how to go on another program, we will have answers for you.

This workshop is hosted by Off-Campus Programs and Spiritual and Religious Life. We’ll be joined by Claire Kervin, Fellowships and Funded Opportunities; Garrett Singer, Community Engagement and Social Change; and Amy Gruen, Peer Educator with the Career Center.

Re-Entry Reflection Workshop and Dinner Series for Recently Returned Off-Campus Programs Students

Recently returned from off-campus study and still trying to process what it all means? Let us help! Off-Campus Programs and Spiritual and Religious Life will be hosting two Re-Entry Reflection Workshops during Spring Term to help you find your way. Join us for one or both! Dinner will be included.

In our April 5 Re-Entry Reflection Workshop Coming Home you will have the opportunity to share your experience and how it shaped you. We will look at culture shock, reverse culture shock, anticipation versus expectations versus the reality, and the challenges – if any – you have faced returning home. Finally, we’ll give you some tips and tricks for how to talk about your experience and frame it in a way that your friends and family can understand. Time: 5-7 p.m. Location TBD.

On April 20, in our Re-Entry Reflection Workshop Moving On, we will help you figure out ways to apply your experience towards future opportunities: in your job search or applying for grad schools, fellowships, internships, and more! You don’t want to miss it! Time 5-7 p.m.; Location TBD.

You are invited to join us for one or both workshops, but RSVPs are required. To let us know you are coming, simply go to our Re-Entry Reflection and Workshop Series form and fill it out. If you have any questions, please contact

Off-Campus Program Applications Due February 8

If you plan to study off-campus next year, you must have your Lawrence application submitted via our online portal no later than Tuesday, February 8. Exceptions to this include London Centre and Coe College Wilderness Field Station. For more information on those program deadlines, go to our How to Apply and Deadlines page.

If you have any questions about your application or if you want to know more about a program you are interested in, please contact or drop into our office hours.

To learn more about programs we offer, go to the Off-Campus Programs website.