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 25, 2023

1:45-3:45 p.m.  Students arrive/check in

4-4:15 p.m.       Dorm meeting with RA

4:15-4:25 p.m. Walk to Weimer Hall

4:25-4:40 p.m.  Staff Introductions

4:40-4:55 p.m.  SMI Procedures/Rules

5-5:50 p.m.       College of Journalism and Communications Tour

6-7 p.m.           Dinner

7:15-7:25 p.m.  Dean Hub Brown’s Welcome

7:30-8:30 p.m.  Keynote | Felicia Rodriguez

News Anchor WPBF-TV West Palm Beach, FL

8:35-8:45 p.m.  Director’s Message

8:55-10 p.m.     Scavenger Hunt/Campus Tour

10:30 p.m.        Room Check

Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29, 2023

Wake up: 7:30-8:00am

Breakfast: 8:00-9:00am

Director’s Message: 9:15-9:25am

Elective or General Session: 9:25-10:25am

Elective or Morning Keynote: 10:35am-11:35am

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: 10:30pm

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

Friday, June 30, 2023:

Wake up: 7:30-8:00am

Breakfast: 8:00-9:00am

Director’s Message 9:10-9:20am

Assembly & Reflection: 9:20-10:45am

Pack 11:00-11:30am

Depart and student pick up: 11:30am-1:00pm