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. August 31, 2019
Arrive in Dublin September 1
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 1-3
University Orientation September 5-6
Semester Start September 9
Éalú Weekend in Wicklow (Mandatory) October 18-20
Reading Week December 2-7
Semester End December 20
Semester Two Start January 13, 2020
Reading Week April 10-13
Semester Two End May 8
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 9

Spring 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 5, 2020
Arrive in Dublin January 6
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 6-8
University Orientation January 9-10
Semester Start January 13
Éalú Weekend (Mandatory) January 31-February 2
Semester Break April 10-13
Semester End May 8
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 9

Fall 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 29, 2020
Arrive in Dublin August 30
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 30-September 1
University Orientation September 3-4
Semester Start September 7
Éalú Weekend in Wicklow (Mandatory) September 25-27
Reading Week November 30-December 4
Semester End December 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 19

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 29, 2020
Arrive in Dublin August 30
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 30-September 1
University Orientation September 3-4
Semester Start September 7
Éalú Weekend in Wicklow (Mandatory) September 25-27
Reading Week November 30-December 4
Semester End December 18
Semester Two Start January 11, 2021
Semester Two Break April 2-9
Reading Week April 12-16
Semester Two End May 7
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 8

Spring 2021

Arcadia program dates will be finalized 6-8 months prior to the start of the semester. (Students should not book travel until calendars are finalized.)

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 3, 2021
Arrive in Dublin January 4
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 4-6
University Orientation January 7-8
Semester Start January 11
Éalú Weekend (Mandatory) TBC
Semester Break April 2-9
Reading Week April 12-16
Semester End May 7
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 8