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 2019-2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 8, 2019
Arrive in Edinburgh September 9
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 9-11
University Orientation September 12-13
Semester One Start September 23
Semester One End December 20
Semester Two Start January 13, 2020
Semester Two Break March 30 -April 17
Semester Two End May 29
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 30

Spring 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 5, 2020
Arrive in Edinburgh January 6
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 6-8
University Orientation January 9-10
Semester Start January 13
Semester Break March 30-April 17
Semester End May 29
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 30

Fall 2020

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 12, 2020
Arrive in Glasgow* September 13
University Orientation September 14-18
Semester Start September 21
Arcadia In Country Connection* TBD
Semester End December 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 19

*Updated due to COVID-19

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 12, 2020
Arrive in Glasgow* September 13
University Orientation September 14-18
Semester One Start September 21
Arcadia In Country Connection* TBD
Semester One End December 18
Semester Two Start January 11, 2021
Semester Two Break March 29-April 16
Semester Two End May 28
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 29

*Updated due to COVID-19