The Academic Calendar

IMPORTANT: Check your arrival and departure dates for YOUR program carefully. Dates for special programs such as Direct Enrollment and Summer Intensive Italian differ from the regular program dates. Direct Enrollment students do not have a traditional fall or spring break but will enjoy holidays listed in the Italian academic calendar and an overnight trip.

 

Fall Semester 2015

August 27, Thursday Departure from U.S. for ALL students (GS, Direct Enrollment)
August 28, Friday Arrivals in Rome/Transfer to Perugia
Welcome Dinner
August 29, Saturday Orientation Day 1
Housing/Meetings/General Studies Placement Exams
August 30, Sunday Orientation Day 2
Tour of Perugia/Open House/Orientation & Safety Meeting
August 31, Monday General Studies Week of Intensive Italian Begins
Direct Enrollment Placement Exams
August 31- September 3, Mo-Th General Studies Week of Intensive Italian
Direct Enrollment Classes Begin at Università per Stranieri
September 7, Monday General Studies Elective Classes Begin
September 11, Friday End of Add/Drop Period
October 12-15, Mo-Th Midterm Exams/Assignments
October 16-25, Fri-Sun General Studies Semester Break
October 26, Monday Classes Resume
December 3, Thursday Last Day of General Studies Class
December 4, Friday General Studies Italian Language Final Exams
December 7- 10, Mo-Th Final Exams
Special Academic Events
December 10, Thursday Program Ends for General Studies Students
General Studies Farewell Festa
December 11, Friday Early Morning Buses Depart for Rome Airport for General Studies Students
December 14-18, Mo-Fri Direct Enrollment Final Exams and Farewell Aperitivo
December 19, Saturday Early Morning Buses Depart for Rome Airport for Direct Enrollment Students

 

Spring Semester 2016

January 7, Thursday Departure from U.S. – All Students (General Studies & Direct Enrollment)
January 8, Friday Arrivals in Rome/Transfer to Perugia
Welcome Dinner
January 9, Saturday Orientation Day 1
Housing/Meetings/General Studies Placement Exams
January 10, Sunday Orientation Day 2
Tour of Perugia/Open House/Orientation & Safety Meeting
January 11-15, Mon-Thur General Studies Week of Intensive Italian
January 11, Monday Direct Enrollment Placement Exams
January 12, Tuesday Direct Enrollment Classes Begin at Università per Stranieri
January 18, Monday General Studies Elective Classes Begin
January 22, Friday End of General Studies Add/Drop Period
Feb 29-Mar 3, Mon-Thur General Studies Midterm Exams/Assignments
March 4-13, Fri-Sun General Studies Semester Break
Direct Enrollment Students Must Attend Class
March 14, Monday General Studies Classes Resume
March 28, Monday Easter Monday – Italian Holiday – Umbra Closed
March 29-31, Tue-Thur Direct Enrollment Università per Stranieri Three-Month Courses Final Exams
April 21, Thursday Last Day of Regularly Scheduled General Studies Classes
April 22, Friday General Studies Italian Language Final Exams
April 25-28, Mon-Thur General Studies Elective Course Final Exams
Direct Enrollment One-Month Course Final Exams 
Special Academic Events
April 28, Thursday Farewell Aperitivo
April 29, Friday All Student Early Morning Buses to Rome Airport
Return Flights Depart Rome for U.S.

 

Summer Session 2016: General Studies Program and Intensive Italian Language & Culture Program

May 20, Friday Departure from U.S.
May 21, Saturday Arrivals in Rome/Transfer to Perugia
Welcome Dinner
May 22, Sunday Housing and Orientation Day
May 23, Monday Elective Classes Begin General Studies & Intensive Italian
June 23, Thursday Last Day of Elective Classes for the General Studies program
June 23, Thursday Student Art Show
June 24, Friday Final Exams and Farewell Aperitivo
June 25, Saturday Early Morning Bus Departure for Rome Airport General Studies
June 30, Thursday Final Day Intensive Italian classes
July 01, Friday Final Exams & Festa d’Addio / Program Ends for the Intensive Italian program
July 02, Saturday Early Morning Bus Departure for Rome Airport Intensive Italian program

 

 TBA – Summer Session 2015: Archeology Field School

May 28, Thursday Departure from U.S.
May 29, Friday Arrivals in Rome/Transfer to Perugia
Welcome Dinner
May 30, Saturday Orientation Activities
May 31, Sunday Orientation Activities and Transfer to Castiglione del Lago
June 1, Monday Field School Begins
July 9, Thursday Final Day Field School/Farewell Festa in Castiglione
July 10, Friday Final Exams/ Transfer to Perugia/Program Ends
July 11, Saturday Early Morning Bus Departure for Rome Airport