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. 

Dates subject to change based on the University College Cork's planned academic calendar in response to COVID-19 pandemic and any restrictions or safety measures imposed by the Irish government. 
Please wait to book travel until advised by Arcadia University.

Spring 2021

Event Date
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) December 16
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. January 9, 2021
Arrive in Cork January 10
Arcadia In-Country Orientation January 11
University Orientation January 21-22
Semester Start January 25
Semester Break April 2-11
Reading Week April 26-29
Semester End May 14
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 15

Early Start 2021

(Optional Pre-Session)

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBC
Depart from U.S. August 7, 2021
Arrive in Dublin August 8
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 9-19
University Orientation August 20
Early Start Begins August 23
Fall Semester Begins September 13

Fall 2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBC
Depart from U.S. August 28, 2021
Arrive in Dublin August 29
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 30-September 7
University Orientation September 8
Semester Start September 13
Semester End December 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 22

Academic Year 2021-2022

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBC
Depart from U.S. August 28, 2021
Arrive in Dublin August 29
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 30-September 7
University Orientation September 8
Semester Start September 13
Semester End December 21
Semester Two Start January 17, 2022
Semester Two Break April 9-28
Semester Two End May 13
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 14

Spring 2022

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.