Date Actions
Late Summer/Early Fall

2018 VADS information distributed to faculty and departments.

August 21

Classes begin- Fall 2017

September/October Recruit students to apply for participation
October 2

Online application available

October 10

Student Informational Session

October 18

Student Informational Session

November 5

Online application closes at 11:59 p.m. (signed mentor form with schedule and expectations due)

November 6

Signed Participation Agreement Due

November 7 – 14

Canvas site open for applicant submissions of images and project/artwork descriptions

November 16 – 30

Submitted images and descriptions open for review by departmental committee

November 18 – 26

Thanksgiving Break

November 30

Department/Category selections due

December 1

VADS Committee approves finalists and alternates

December 6

Students and faculty mentors notified of selection

December 7

Last day of classes- Fall 2017

December 8

Abstract Workshop & Department Consultation*

December 11 - 15

Final Examinations

December 15

Finalists must submit title, abstract/statement, confirmation of information and anticipated display needs

January 16

Classes begin- Spring 2018

Finalist sign up for Jury Schedule

January 18

Abstract & Statement Revision/Jury Prep Workshop

January 22

Abstract & Statement Revision/Jury Prep Workshop**

January 24

Confirmation of jury schedule, installation time and display needs

January 25

Final abstracts due

February 3 - 4

Installation at Jesse Hall

February 5 - 9

2018 Visual Art & Design Showcase.
Exhibition will remain up in Jesse Hall through February 16

*Event not required, but strongly encouraged

**Finalist required to attend one of the two scheduled workshops