Schedule

SMI participants will hear from live keynoters and panelists focusing on broad and important topics such as leadership, diversity and the future of journalism and media. They will also choose from a variety of journalism and communications morning electives — and select a specialization in which they will spend four hours a day broadening their skills.

Day-to-day Schedule

Sunday, June 19

Check in: 2-4pm*

Orientation: 4:15-4:45pm

Campus/College Tour: 4:45-545pm

Dinner: 6-7pm

Director’s Greeting: 7:15-7:45pm

Keynote speaker: 7:45-8:45pm

Team building activity: 9:00-10:30pm

Room check: 10:45pm

*We can make arrangements with students flying into Gainesville Regional Airport as well as students who must arrive before 4pm. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23

Wake up: 7-7:30am

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am

Director’s Message: 8:45-8:55am

Elective or General Session: 9:00-10:15am

Elective or Morning Keynote: 10:25am-11:40am

Lunch: 11:45am-12:45pm

Specialization: 1-5pm (students will remain in the same specialization throughout)

Rest & Regroup: 5-6pm

Dinner: 6-7pm

Evening programming*: 7:15-9:15pm

Residence hall activities: 9:30pm-10:30pm

Room check: 10:45pm

*Evening programming consists of guest speakers and fun, structured activities

Friday, June 24:

Wake up: 7-7:30am

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am

Director’s Message 8:45-9am

Assembly & Reflection: 9-10:45am

Dismissal: 11am*

*We can make arrangements with students flying out of Gainesville Regional Airport as well as students who cannot be picked up until after 11am. Please contact us to make arrangments.