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.

Fall 2020

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBD
Depart from U.S. September 14, 2020
Arrive in Belfast September 15
University Orientation September 16-20
Semester Start September 21
Arcadia In-Country Connection TBD
Semester End December 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 19*

 *Students enrolling in science or engineering courses may be required to complete their fall semester exams on site in January 2021. Exact dates will be confirmed after acceptance.

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBD
Depart from U.S. September 14, 2020
Arrive in Belfast September 15
University Orientation September 16-20
Semester One Start September 21
Arcadia In-Country Connection TBD
Semester One End December 18
Semester Two Start January 18, 2021
Semester Two Break March 29-April 16
Semester Two End May 28
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 29

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 9, 2021
Arrive in Dublin January 10
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 10-12
University Orientation January 13-15
Semester Start January 18
Éalú Weekend (Mandatory) March 12-14
Semester Break March 29-April 16
Semester End May 28
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 29