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 2018-2019

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 1, 2018
Arrive in Dublin September 2
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 2-4
University Orientation September 5-7
Semester One Start September 10
Ealu Weekend in Wicklow (Mandatory) October 5-7
Semester One End December 21
Semester Two Start January 14, 2019
Semester Two Break April 13-28
Semester Two End May 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 11

 

Spring 2019

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 6, 2019
Arrive in Dublin January 7
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 7-9
University Orientation January 10-11
Semester Start January 14
Semester Two Break April 13-28
Semester End May 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 11

Early Start 2019

(Optional Pre-Session)

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 11, 2019
Arrive in Dublin August 12
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 12-14
University Orientation August 16
Early Start Begins August 19

Fall 2019

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 2-6
Semester End December 20
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 21

 

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 2-6
Semester End December 20
Semester Two Start January 13, 2020
Semester Two Break April 4-19
Reading Week April 20-23
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 Two Break April 4-19
Semester End May 8
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 9