Program Dates

Note: Programs that include classes at local universities may have different teaching, break, exam periods, and program end dates. Some dates may be subject to change pending publication of the local university academic calendar. Students receive a detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. Use this guide 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.


Fall 2024

Optional Pre-Semester Signature Seminar: August 24 – September 3

Pre-arrival online orientation: August 28 – September 2

Students arrive in Florence: September 4

Required orientation in Florence: September 4-13

Classes begin on site: September 9

Semester break: October 25 – November 3

Final exams begin: December 16

Program ends: December 19


Spring 2025

Pre-arrival programming: January 8-13

  • CAS 200 – Mapping Italy course content available online January 8
  • Required Zoom orientation session January 8

Students arrive in Florence: January 15
(students in the Intensive Language program arrive earlier; exact date to be confirmed)

Required orientation in Florence: January 15 – 19; January 24

Classes begin on site: January 20

Semester break: March 7 – 16

Final exams begin: April 26

Program ends: April 30
(students in the University of Florence direct enrollment program may need to remain in Florence until early June to complete classes)

Optional Post-Semester Signature Seminar: April 30 – May 10