REAL Program 2019-2020 Calendar

*Bold dates reflect CDC-specific dates

*Italicized dates reflect REAL program events

Fall 2019

August 1: Employers may begin posting positions and student may begin applying

September 3: Earliest date a student may begin working if they’ve received an authorization email from RSPH Human Resources - students may not begin working before that authorization

October 2: Earliest date a student may begin working at the CDC if they’ve received an authorization email from RSPH Human Resources - students may not begin working before that authorization

October 14: Columbus Day (CDC closed – students at CDC are not allowed to work)

October 14 - 15: Fall break (students are allowed to work)

October 31: Deadline for students to secure a position if starting in fall semester

November: International student REAL application and training

November 1: Employers may begin posting job positions for spring semester

November 11: Veterans Day (CDC closed – students at CDC are not allowed to work)

November 28 - 29: University Holiday (students are not allowed to work)

December 14: Last day students may work during fall semester

December 15 - January 1: Winter Break (students are not allowed to work)

Spring 2020

January 2: Earliest start date to work for spring semester

January 2 - 10: Students may work up to 40 hours/week (versus 20 hours/week during periods of enrollment)

January 13: First day of classes

January 20: Martin Luther King Day (university holiday; students are not allowed to work)

February: REAL Love (students provide feedback to the their department representatives about REAL who will share the information with the REAL team)

February 17: President’s Day (CDC closed – students at CDC not allowed to work)

March: 1) How do you earn and learn? (video contest), 2) International student REAL application, and 3) End of year program evaluations

March 4: Deadline for students to secure a position for spring semester

March 9 - 13: Spring Break (students may work up to 40 hours/week)

April: REAL Thanks (graduating students are asked to write thank you cards to the school to show appreciation for the REAL experience)

April 28 - May 9: Students may work up to 40 hours/week

May 9: Last day students may work during spring semester