Arcadia University program dates are set in accordance with the overseas institutions' academic calendars and the Arcadia University mandatory orientation dates. Accepted students can book their travel according to the dates listed below. Students will be notified on the rare occasion of a change to the program calendar.

Fall 2016

Depart from U.S. September 4, 2016
Arrive in London September 5
Orientation September 5-11
Semester Start September 12
Reading Week* October 31-November 6
Semester End December 16
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 17

*Arcadia London Center courses will not formally meet during Reading week, however some partner universities in London will still have classes. We ask you not to make travel plans until confirming your final schedule and consulting your syllabi upon arrival in London.

London College of Fashion Students

The dates below are only for students who plan to enroll in at least one London College of Fashion course; if you do not plan to take at least one London College of Fashion course, please view the arrival dates for the Fall semester above.

Depart from U.S. August 30, 2016
Arrive in London August 31
Arcadia Orientation August 31
University Orientation September 2
LCOF Courses Begin September 5
Reading Week* October 31-November 6
Semester End December 16
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 17

*Arcadia London Center courses will not formally meet during Reading week, however some partner universities in London will still have classes. We ask you not to make travel plans until confirming your final schedule and consulting your syllabi upon arrival in London.

 

Spring 2016

Because our partner universities in London have different semester start dates, the London Internship program will have two different arrival dates for Spring 2016. Please read the following information carefully and arrange your travel accordingly.

Standard Arrival

For London Internship students taking all of their courses at the London Center, or at the London Center and City University, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, London College of Fashion or Royal Veterinary College:

Depart from U.S. January 3, 2016
Arrive in London January 4
Orientation January 4-10
Semester Start January 11
Reading Week February 29-March 6
Semester End April 15
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 16

Early Arrival

For London Internship students taking courses at the London Center and SOAS:

Depart from U.S. January 1, 2016
Arrive in London January 2
Arcadia Orientation January 2-10
University Orientation January 3
Semester Start January 4
Reading Week February 29-March 6
Semester End April 15
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 16

*If you are unsure where you will be taking your classes, please contact your Program Manager.