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 2017-2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 9, 2017
Arrive in Dublin September 10
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 10-12
University Orientation September 13
Semester One Start September 25
Homestay September 29 - October 1
Semester One End December 15
Semester Two Start January 8, 2018
Semester Two End May 12
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 13

 

Spring 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 1, 2018
Arrive in Dublin January 2
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 2-3
University Orientation January 4
Semester Start January 8
Homestay Weekend January 26-28
Semester End May 12
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 13

 

 Fall 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 9, 2018
Arrive in Dublin September 10
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 10-11
University Orientation September 12-21
Semester Start September 24
Ealu Weekend in Wicklow (Mandatory) October 5-7
Semester End December 14
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 15*

 *Students enrolling in science or engineering courses may be required to complete their fall semester exams on site in January 2019. Exact dates will be confirmed after acceptance.

Academic Year 2018-2019

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. September 9, 2018
Arrive in Dublin September 10
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 10-11
University Orientation September 12-21
Semester One Start September 24
Ealu Weekend in Wicklow (Mandatory) October 5-7
Semester One End December 14
Semester Two Start January 7, 2019
Semester Two Break April 8-26
Semester Two End May 18 
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 19

 

Spring 2019

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. TBD
Arrive in Dublin TBD
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) TBD
University Orientation TBD
Semester Start January 7
Semester Two Break April 8-26
Semester End May 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 19