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Duquesne in Dublin Semester Calendar

Current Academic Program Calendar: Fall 2014

Dates are tentative and subject to change.

August 31

US Departure

September 1

Arrival in Ireland*, check in St. Michael's House and Welcome Dinner

September 2

Duquesne in Dublin Orientation** 

September 3-5

University College Dublin Orientation; Specific date depends on each college (TBA)

September 8

Classes Begin

October  25-27

Western Ireland Academic Excursion; Mandatory Academic Excursion to Galway and the West

October 27

Bank Holiday; no class

November 27

Thanksgiving Dinner in Dublin; classes as scheduled

November 28 

Ireland Unclovered Final Exams

December 1-7

Study Break/Revision Period; No class/University offices and services are open

December 8-19

Final Exam Period; professors will provide exact exam schedule

December 19

End of Semester Celebration

December 20

Ireland Departure; flights vary

* Students are responsible for getting to St. Michael's House on their own. Students will be provided with a transportation sheet prior to US Departure. **Arrival, check-in, and Duquesne Orientation are mandatory on these dates.

Note: Western Ireland Academic Excursion: Mandatory for all students. Includes breakfast daily, one group meal, entrances to sites visited as group, guiding, transportation and hotel accommodations. 

Future Dates: Spring 2015
January 11 US Departure
January 12 Arrive in Ireland*; check-in to St. Michael's House**
January 13  Convocation of Spring 2015 Semester; Orientation at St. Michael's
January 14-16 UCD Orientation; varies with each college (TBA)
January 17-18 Belfast/Northern Ireland (optional trip); sign up prior to departure
January 19 Classes Begin
March 7-9 Western Ireland Excursion; Mandatory Academic Excursion
March 9- 22 Fieldword/Study Break; no classes/University offices and services open
April 2-6 Holy Week in Rome (optional trip); sign up prior to departure
April 22 Final Exam for 'Ireland Uncovered' course
April 27-May 3 Study Break/Revisions; no class/University offices and services open
May 5-16 Final Exam Period; professors will provide exact exam schedule
May 16 End of Semester Celebration
May 17 Departure for US; flights will vary

* Students are responsible for getting to St. Michael's House on their own. Students will be provided with a transportation sheet prior to US Departure. Arrival, check-in, and Duquesne Orientation are mandatory on these dates.

Belfast/Northern Ireland Mini Excursion and Holy Week in Rome: Optional for students. Organized and accompanied by RD/ARD. At students own cost.

Western Ireland Academic Excursion: Mandatory for all students. Includes breakfast daily, one group meal, entrances to sites visited as group, guiding, transportation and hotel accommodations. Belfast/Northern Ireland Mini Excursion and Holy Week in Rome: Optional for students. Organized and accompanied by RD/ARD. At students own Cost.. * Students are responsible for getting to St. Michael's House on their own. Students will be provided with a transportation sheet prior to US Departure. **Arrival, check-in, and Duquesne Orientation are mandatory on these dates.