Academic Calendars

Fall 2019

Academic Calendar

Signature Seminar departure from US
Saturday, August 24
Signature Seminar pass-fail deadline
Friday, August 30
Group flight departure from US
Monday, September 2
Signature Seminar arrival in Florence
Tuesday, September 3
Group flight arrival in Florence
Tuesday, September 3
Orientation Program
Tuesday, September 3 –Friday, September 6
SUF classes begin
Monday, September 9
Pass-fail deadline for half-semester Italian 115A
Wednesday, September 11
Add/Audit/Pass-fail deadline
Sunday, September 15
Direct Placement UNIFI classes begin
Monday, September 16
Drop deadline for SUF courses
Saturday, September 28*
Add/Pass-Fail deadline for UNIFI courses
Monday, September 30
Drop deadline for UNIFI courses
Friday, October 4*
Deadline to change from 3 to 6 credits of Italian language
Monday, October 21
Midterm Break
Friday, October 25 -Sunday, November 3
Classes resume at SUF
Monday, November 4
Withdraw deadline for all courses
Friday, November 29**
National Holiday – SUF campus closed
Sunday, December 8
Last Day of Classes
Thursday, December 12
Reading Day
Friday, December 13
Final Examinations
Saturday, December 14; Monday, December 16; and Tuesday, December 17
Program Ends/Departure Day
Wednesday, December 18

* No record on transcript See refund policies and more info at  bfas.syr.edu/bursar/tuition-fees-and-related-policies-bulletin/

** WD recorded on transcript.


Spring 2020

Program Dates

Some dates are subject to change pending publication of University of Florence academic calendar. Programs that include classes at local universities may have different teaching, break, exam periods, and program end dates. Students receive a detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. Use this guide [PDF, 361 KB] for information on how to look up academic and financial deadlines for classes once you are registered and your class schedule is reflected in MySlice.

Optional Sustainability Signature Seminar
January 5-13, 2020
Intensive Language Program orientation begins
January 6, 2020
Group arrival in Florence/Orientation begins
January 14
Syracuse Center Semester Classes Begin
January 20
Syracuse Center Program Break
March 6–March 15
Syracuse Center final exams begin
April 27
Syracuse Center and Intensive Language Programs end:
April 30
Optional Culinary Crossings Signature Seminar:
April 30-May 9
University of Florence Program ends
June 10*

* Tentative and subject to change; before purchasing return travel fare, discuss with your admissions counselor!