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 2015

Depart from U.S. September 6, 2015
Arrive in London September 7
Orientation September 7-13
Semester Start September 14
Reading Week* November 2-6
Semester End December 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 19

*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 25, 2015
Arrive in London August 26
Arcadia Orientation August 26-27
University Orientation August 28
LCOF Courses Begin August 31
Reading Week* November 2-6
Semester End December 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 19

*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.

Please note that there will not be an optional airport pick-up for London Connect students arriving on August 26; we will, however, have the optional airport pick-up for London Connect students arriving on September 7, if you arrive into London Heathrow airport the morning of the scheduled arrival date.

 

Spring 2015

Because our partner universities in London have different semester start dates, the London Connect program will have two different arrival dates for Spring 2015. Please read the following information carefully and arrange your travel accordingly.

Standard Arrival

For London Connect students taking courses at City University, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary or the London College of Fashion:

Depart from U.S. January 4, 2015
Arrive in London January 5
Orientation January 5-11
Semester Start January 12
Semester End April 17
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 18

Early Arrival

For London Connect students taking courses at Royal Veterinary College or SOAS:

Depart from U.S. January 1, 2015
Arrive in London January 2
Orientation January 2-11
Semester Start January 5
Semester End April 17
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 18

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