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 2022

Optional Signature Seminar: August 20 – 31

Pre-arrival online orientation: August 25 – 29

Students arrive in Florence: August 31

Required orientation in Florence: August 31 – September 2

Classes begin on site: September 5

Semester break: October 28 – November 6

Final exams begin: December 12

Program ends: December 15


Spring 2023

Pre-arrival programming: January 4-9

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