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Duquesne in Dublin Semester Calendar

Current Academic Program Calendar: Fall 2015

Dates are tentative and subject to change.

August 29

US Departure

August 30

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

August 31

Duquesne in Dublin Orientation** 

September 1-4

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

September 7

Classes Begin

October  24-26

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

October 26

Bank Holiday; no class

November 26

Thanksgiving Dinner in Dublin; classes as scheduled

November 24 

Ireland Unclovered Final Exams

Nov-December 30-6

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

December 7-18

Final Exam Period; professors will provide exact exam schedule

December 18

End of Semester Celebration

December 19

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 2016
January 17 US Departure
January 18 Arrive in Ireland*; check-in to St. Michael's House**
January 19  Orientation/Welcome at St. Michael's
January 20-22 UCD Orientation; varies with each college (TBA)
January 23-24 Belfast/Northern Ireland (optional trip); sign up prior to departure
January 25 Classes Begin
March 12-14 Western Ireland Excursion; Mandatory Academic Excursion
March 14-27 Fieldword/Study Break; no classes/University offices and services open
March 24-28 Holy Week in Rome (optional trip); sign up prior to departure
April 26 Final Exam for 'Ireland Uncovered' course
May 3 - 8 Study Break/Revisions; no class/University offices and services open
May 9 - 21 Final Exam Period; professors will provide exact exam schedule
May 21 End of Semester Celebration
May 22 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.