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.


Spring 2023

Pre-arrival programming: January 4-9

  • CAS 200 – Mapping Italy course content available online January 4
  • Required Zoom orientation sessions January 4 and 9

Students arrive in Florence: January 11
(students in the Intensive Language program arrive January 5)

Required orientation in Florence: January 11 – 13

Classes begin on site: January 16

Semester break: March 3 – 12

Final exams begin: April 22

Program ends: April 27
(students in the University of Florence direct enrollment program may need to remain in Florence until early June to complete classes)

Optional Signature Seminar: April 27 – May 7

Signature Seminar students depart program: May 8


Fall 2023

Optional Signature Seminar: August 26 – September 5

Pre-arrival online orientation: August 30 – September 4

Students arrive in Florence: September 6

Required orientation in Florence: September 6-8

Classes begin on site: September 11

Semester break: October 27 – November 5

Final exams begin: December 18

Program ends: December 21