IMPORTANT: Pay special attention to arrival times, airport details and other requirements.

Arcadia University program dates are set in accordance with the overseas institution’s academic calendar 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.

Academic Year 2019-2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 15, 2019
Arrive in London September 16
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 16-17
University Orientation September 18-19
Semester One Start September 23
Semester One Break December 6- January 5
Semester One End January 5, 2020
Semester Two Start January 20
Semester Two Break April 4-May 3
Semester Two End May 29
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 30

Spring 2020

The below calendar applies to students in most subject areas. However, students enrolled in Math classes are required to take exams and will need to stay in London until the end of the exam period; 30th May. Students enrolled in Computer Science classes are required to sit any exams at their home institution. For more information about this, please ask your Program Manager. 

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 12, 2020
Arrive in London January 13
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 13-14
University Orientation January 15-17
Semester Start January 20
Semester End April 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 10*

Fall 2020

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 14, 2020
Arrive in London* September 15
University Orientation September 16-17
Semester Start September 21
Arcadia In-Country Connection* TBD
Semester End December 11
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 12

*Updated due to COVID-19

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 14, 2020
Arrive in London* September 15
University Orientation September 16-17
Semester One Start September 21
Arcadia In-Country Connection* TBD
Semester One Break December 12-January 3, 2021
Semester One End January 3
Semester Two Start January 18
Semester Two Break April 7-May 3
Semester Two End May 28
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 29

*Updated due to COVID-19

Spring 2021

The below calendar applies to students in most subject areas. However, students enrolled in Math classes are required to take exams and will need to stay in London until the end of the exam period; 29th May. Students enrolled in Computer Science classes are required to sit any exams at their home institution. For more information about this, please ask your Program Manager. 

Event Date
Depart from U.S. TBA, 2021
Arrive in London TBA
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) TBA
University Orientation January 13-14
Semester Start January 18
Semester End April 14
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 15*

Fall 2021

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.

Academic Year 2021-2022

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.