Application Deadline. To receive full consideration for the SURFO program, all application materials should be received by February 21st. We may continue to process and review application materials received after the deadline, but your best chance of being accepted into the program is to apply early.
Acceptance Notification. Most applicants are notified of their acceptance into the program by April 1st. Final official notification of acceptance or rejection will occur by April 15th.
Program Dates. The SURFO program has a 10-week duration that begins the first full week of June and finishes at the end of the second week in August. In some special circumstances, some degree of flexibility may be allowed for the start and end dates, up to one week, as long as the 10-week program is completed.
Travel while at GSO. The Graduate School of Oceanography is located in a residential, almost rural, setting. Therefore, most travel in the region is accomplished by car.
Public Transportation (RIPTA) is available, but on a limited basis.
Travel to/from the Bay Campus from the SURFO houses is easily done by walking, biking, or driving (there is ample free parking).
A few small markets, several restaurants and other services are within walking/biking distance from the SURFO houses. Although not necessary, a car does facilitate activities and major grocery shopping.