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.  

Fall 2020

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* August 17-21, 2020
Depart from U.S.* September 6
Arrive in Edinburgh* September 7
University Orientation September 14-18
Semester Start September 21
Semester End December 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 22

*Updated due to COVID-19

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* August 17-21, 2020
Depart from U.S.* September 6
Arrive in Edinburgh* September 7
University Orientation September 14-18
Semester One Start September 21
Semester One End December 21
Semester Two Start January 11, 2021
Semester Two Break April 5-18
Semester Two End May 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 22

*Updated due to COVID-19

Spring 2021

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

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBA
Depart from U.S. January 5, 2021
Arrive in Edinburgh January 6
University Orientation January 7-8
Semester Start January 11
Semester Break April 5-18
Semester End May 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 22