Calendar of the Corporation

There are essentially three phases during the semester when the Student Council makes and publishes its decisions.

These phases are preceded by the proposal period when the associations submit their proposals, and are followed by the various steps of the Student Referendum process.

Other important dates each semester are the first and last days of the period during which Student Initiatives can be launched.

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  • Corporation Calendar - Spring Semester 2021

     

    When What  
    8 February 2021 

    Proposal phase opens for associations
    Recognized student associations can start submitting proposals to the Student Council.
     

    Student Initiative phase opens 
    Students may now begin to launch Student Initiatives.
     

     
         
    2 March
    2021
    Student Council decisions – PACKAGE 1
    The Student Council meets and approves its first decisions package for the semester, evaluating proposals received from student associations by February 21, and proposing its own projects. On March 4, these decisions are published in the List of Decisions, at which point there is a 15-day window to launch opposing Student Referendums.
     
     
         
    7 March
    2021
    Proposal phase ends for associations
    After this date, student associations can no longer submit proposals to the Student Council for the semester.
     
     
         
    16 March 2021 Student Council decisions – PACKAGE 2
    The Student Council meets and approves its second decisions package for the semester, evaluating proposals received from student associations after February 21 (and by March 7) and proposing its own projects. On March 18, these decisions are published in the List of Decisions, at which point there is a 15-day window to launch opposing Student Referendums.
     
     
         
    18 March 2021 First deadline for opposing Student Referendums – PACKAGE 1
    After this date, Student Referendums can no longer be launched against decisions made by the Student Council on March 2, 2021 (Package 1). Any Student Referendums are published in the List of Referendums and signatures can start to be collected.
     
     
         
    26 March 2021 Student Initiative phase closes
    After this date Student nitiatives can no longer be submitted for the semester.
     
     
         
    30 March 2021 Student Council decisions – PACKAGE 3
    The Student Council meets and approves its third decisions package for the semester, proposing its own projects. On April 1, these decisions are published in the List of Decisions, at which point there is a 15-day window to launch opposing Student Referendums.
     
     
         
    1 April
    2021

    First deadline for opposing Student Referendums – PACKAGE 2
    After this date, Student Referendums can no longer be launched against decisions made by the Student Council on March 16, 2021 (Package 2). Any Referendums are published in the List of Referendums and signatures can start to be collected.
     

     
         
    8 April
    2021
    Second deadline for opposing Student Referendums – PACKAGE 1
    By this date, 230 signatures must have been gathered for any Student Referendums launched against Student Council decisions of March 2, 2021 (Package 1). Any Referendums that have garnered 230 signatures will be put to the vote
     
         
    15 April 2021

    First deadline for opposing Student Referendums – PACKAGE 3
    After this date, Student Referendums can no longer be launched against decisions made by the Student Council on March 30, 2021 (Package 3). Any Referendums are published in the List of Referendums and signatures can start to be collected.

     
         
    20-22 April 2021

    (Potential) vote on any decisions subject to mandatory Student Referendum 
    The Student General Assembly (all USI Bachelor's and Master's students) votes on any decisions made by the Student Council that are subject to mandatory Student Referendum. 

     
         
    22 April
    2021

    Second deadline for opposing Student Referendums – PACKAGE 2
    By this date, 230 signatures must have been gathered for any Student Referendums launched against Student Council decisions of March 16, 2021 (Package 2). Any Referendums that have garnered 230 signatures will be put to the vote

     
         
    27-29 April 2021

    (Potential) vote on opposing Student Referendums - PACKAGE 1
    The Student General Assembly (all USI Bachelor's and Master's students) votes on any Student Referendums against Student Council decisions of March 2, 2021 (Package 1) that garnered 230 signatures by the deadline.  
     

     
         
    6 May
    2021

    Second deadline for opposing Student Referendums – PACKAGE 3
    By this date, 230 signatures must have been gathered for any Student Referendums launched against Student Council decisions of March 16, 2021 (Package 3). Any Referendums that have garnered 230 signatures will be put to the vote
     

     
         
    11-14 May 2021

    (Potential) vote on opposing Student Referendums - PACKAGE 2
    The Student General Assembly (all USI Bachelor's and Master's students) votes on any Student Referendums against Student Council decisions of March 16, 2021 (Package 2) that garnered 230 signatures by the deadline. 
     

     
         
    26-28 May 2021

    (Potential) vote on opposing Student Referendums - PACKAGE 3
    The Student General Assembly (all USI Bachelor's and Master's students) votes on any Student Referendums against Student Council decisions of March 30, 2021 (Package 3) that garnered 230 signatures by the deadline. 

     

     

    NB: unlike Student Referendums, Student Initiatives are not connected to Student Council decisions; the deadline for collecting signatures runs from the date the Initiative is published on the List of Initiatives. Initiatives that garner 230 signatures within 40 days of publication in the List of Initiatives are generally put to the vote within 30 days of the deadline for submitting signatures.