Program Dates

IMPORTANT: Programs that include classes at local universities such as Universidad Autónoma de Madrid may have different teaching, break, exam periods, and program start and end dates. Start dates may conflict with Signature Seminars. These dates may be subject to change pending publication of the local university academic calendar. Syracuse Abroad publishes such dates as soon as they are made available. Students then receive a confirmed, detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. Please see your Madrid program advisor for more information.

Use this guide [PDF, 361KB] 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

Required pre-arrival programming: August 8 – 19

Students arrive in Madrid: August 22

  • First-year Discovery students: August 29

Required Signature Seminars: August 22 – September 1

  • First-year Discovery students: Mapping Madrid  seminar, August 29 – September 1

Required orientation in Madrid: September 2 – 4

Classes begin on site: September 5

Semester break: October 12 – 16

Program ends: December 15


Spring 2023

Required pre-arrival programming: January 3

Students arrive in Madrid: January 10

Required Signature Seminars: January 10-19

Required orientation in Madrid: January 20

Classes begin on site: January 23

Semester break: March 31-April 10

Center program ends: May 5

UAM special program ends: June 2