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Academic Calendars for Discover Italy Programs

Spring 2020 Academic Calendar for all Discover Italy Programs

In Rome, there is a mandatory weekly meeting every Tuesday
January 14 (T) Arrival in Rome (Housing unavailable Before 1/14. Must arrive at the residence by 8 p.m.)
January 15 (W) - 17 (F) Mandatory Orientation
January 19 (Su) Free Day
January 20 (M) Semester Classes Begin in Rome
January 24 (F) Last Day to Add/Drop Semester Courses and ITA 1010C
February 4 (T) MANDATORY Cultural Mentoring Program
February 5 (W) No Classes, Papal Audience
February 7 (F) Class (Make-up for Papal Audience, Feb. 5)
February 12 (W) Last day to Withdraw or Apply for Pass/Fail for ITA 1010C
March 9 (M) ITA 1010C ends.
March 10 (T) MANDATORY Cultural Mentoring Program
March 11 (W) ITA 1020C begins
March 13 (F) Class (Make-up class for April 21)
March 18 (W) Last day to add/drop ITA 1020C
March 20 (F) – March 22 (Su) Semester Weekend Excursion to Tuscany
March 24 (T) Last day to Withdraw or Apply for Pass/Fail for Rome semester courses
March 27 (F) Class (Make-up class for April 22)
April 3 (F) Class (Make-up class for April 23)
April 6 (M) Last day to Withdraw or Apply for Pass/Fail for ITA 1020C
April 10 (F) - April 19 (Su) Easter Break (No Classes)
April 20 (M) Classes Resume
April 21 (T) – April 25 (Su) Semester Five Day Excursion to Sicily (No Classes)
April 28 (T) MANDATORY Cultural Mentoring Program
May 7 (Th) All Rome Classes End
May 8 (F) End of Program (Must Vacate Residence by 8 a.m.)

The program start and end dates below are finalized, but all other dates should be considered tentative.  All students must arrive on August 25 for the program start date, and should not plan to depart before finals end on December 17.
 
 
August 25 (T) Arrival in Rome (Housing Unavailable Before 8/25)
August 26 (W) - 27 (TH) Mandatory Orientation
August 28 (F) - 30 (Su) Tentative Weekend Trip
August 31 (M) Classes Begin
September 10 (Th) - 14 (M) Tentative Sicily Trip
September 11 (F) Classes Resume
September 16 (W) Last Day to Add/Drop Classes in Rome
September 18 (F) Class (Make-up for Semester trip September 10)
September 25 (F) Class (Make-up for Semester trip September 14)
October 23 (F) - November 1 (Su) Mid-Semester Break (No Classes)
November 2 (M) Classes Resume
November 20 (F) Class (Make-up for Thanksgiving)
November 26 (Th) No Class - Thanksgiving
December 17 (Th) Class - Semester Ends
December 18 (F) End of Program (Must Vacate Residence by 8 a.m.)

The program start and end dates below are finalized, but all other dates should be considered tentative.  All students must arrive on January 12 for the program start date, and should not plan to depart before finals end on May 6.
January 12 (T) Arrival in Rome (Housing Unavailable Before 1/12)
January 13 (W) - 15 (F) Mandatory Orientation
January 17 (Su) Free Day
January 18 (M) Classes Begin
January 29 (F) Last Day to Add/Drop
April 2 (F) - 11 (S) Easter Break (No Classes)
April 7 (W) - 11 (S) Tentative Sicily Trip
April 12 (M) Classes Resume
May 6 (Th) Class - Semester Ends
May 7 (F) End of Program (Must Vacate Residence by 8 a.m.)