School of Social Work Important Dates for Current Students
June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018
Students are responsible for knowing relevant dates and policies in the Okanagan Academic Calendar
June 1*: Welcome email to new and returning students
June 15: Deadline for submission of Student Electives Survey (2nd Yr Fdn and Advanced Track only); Deadline for Statement of Interest for Foundry (2nd Yr Fdn and Advanced Track only) or Statement of Interest for the Interprofessional Clinic (1st Yr Fdn and Advanced Track only) field education placements (statements of interest are permissible for both placements for Advanced Track, but ultimately only one can occur)
July 10: Fall Parking Permits go on sale
July 15: Registration process completed for Social Work students. Please be aware that, in preparation for standard timetabling next year (subject to Senate approval), the School will be registering students in all MSW core courses and electives this year.
August 15: Deadline for submission of Field Education Application Form; Deadline for students to purchase Student Accident Insurance; Deadline for submission of Student Agreement to Policies; Deadline for submission of Own Agency Placement Form; Deadline for submission of Exception to Field Policy Request (in relation to consideration for distance placements)
August 31: Deadline for September Degree Conferral (Application begins June 1)
September 8: Welcome Orientation for all School of Social Work students (UNC 200 Ballroom).
- 8-10 am: Advanced Track
- 10 am-12 noon: New 1st Year Foundational students
- 1-3 pm: Returning 2nd Year Foundational students
September 15: Field Education Orientation for all School of Social Work students (12-1:30 pm; RHS 260 *Medical School Building)
October 2: Field Education Readiness Session 1 for all School of Social Work students (12-1:30 pm; UNC 200)
October 15*: Students are notified of their field education placement via IPT
October 15: Deadline for November Degree Conferral (Application begins September 1)
November 3: Field Education Readiness Session 2 for all School of Social Work students (8-9:30 am during SOCW 516; EME 1101)
November 15: Deadline for Exception to Policy in Field Education Request (for placement assignment appeal) submissions
November 30*: Deadline for students to have met with prospective Field Education Instructor; Deadline for submission of Confirmation of Field Education Placement Form; Deadline for submission of Student Acknowledgement of Risk Form
January 15: Deadline for February Degree Conferral (Application begins November 16)
April 15: Deadline for May Degree Conferral (Application begins January 16)
May 31: Annual Progress Reports to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty Advisors do not sign Annual Progress Reports.
*or next business day should this day land on weekend or holiday
Forms and Links
Field Education Forms
- Exception to Policy in Field Education Request
- Field Education Application Form
- Student Accident Insurance
- Own Agency Placement Form
- Student Acknowledgement of Risk Form
- Intern Placement Tracking (IPT)
- Confirmation of Field Education Form
- Field Education Learning Plan
- SOCW 519/559 Learning Outcome Worksheet
- Professional Development Events Worksheet
- Professional Conduct Incident Form
- Evaluation of Field Education Experience (Student)
- Evaluation of Field Education Experience (Field Education Instructor)
Course descriptions and times are available in the Course Schedule.
Registration with the BC College of Social Workers
The British Columbia College of Social Workers regulates the social work profession in British Columbia. BCCSW assesses the qualifications of everyone who applies to become a Registered Social Worker (RSW). All RSW’s must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a program approved by the College’s Board and must pass an examination. To qualify as a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW), applicants must have a Master of Social Work degree and pass a clinical examination.
Registration with BCCSW is a requirement for employment in an increasing number of agencies. Students are encouraged to review the BCCSW site at the link below for information regarding licensure exams and registration.