Each October, the MERIT Program holds a day-long retreat for the entire MERIT Community at a venue that is central to the participating institutions. This retreat further promotes interactions among members of the MERIT Community and provides additional opportunities for the MERIT Scholars to share their research and teaching experiences and plans. MERIT Scholar alumni are also invited to attend and participate. Each year, the retreat agenda includes ‘break-out’ sessions to discuss policy and organizational matters related to the Program. All members of the MERIT Program Community are expected to attend, with attendance required for all current Scholars.

2017 Retreat Information
IRACDA-MERIT will host the Annual Program Retreat on Friday, October 27, 2017. This event will take place at the Edge of Choas, the 4th floor of Lister Hill Library, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.