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Duquesne in Dublin Semester Calendar

Current Academic Program Calendar: Fall 2016

September 3

US Departure

September 4

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

September 5

Duquesne in Dublin Orientation**

September 6-9

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

Serptember 10

Glendalough Orientation Trip (Mandatory for all students) *

September 12

Classes Begin

October 29-31

Western Ireland Excursion (Mandatory Academic Excursion)* 

October 31

Bank Holiday (no classes)

November 12

Belfast Academic Excurison (Mandatory Academic Excursion)*

November 24

Ireland Uncovered Final Exam

November 24

Thanksgiving Dinner (classes as scheduled)

December 3-9

Study Break/Revisions; no class/University offices and services open

December 10-22

Final Exam Period; Professors will provide exact exam schedule

December 22

End of Semester Celebration

December 23

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 all Duquesne activities for Orientation are mandatory on these dates.

*Glendalough Orientation Trip: Mandatory for all student. Includes transport, entrances to Glendalough, and a lunch. (Orientation)

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

*Belfast Academic Excursion: Day trip only - Mandatory for all students. (Ireland Uncovered)

Spring 2017
January 15 US Departure Flights will vary
January 16 Arrival to Ireland** Check in St. Michael's House**
Dublin Activity
Welcome Dinner
January 17  Duquesne On-site Orientation/Welcome At St. Michael's House
Duquesne Orientation*
Dublin Activity
January 18 - 20 UCD Orientation Varies depending on each college
January 21 Kilkenny Castle Orientation Trip Orientation Day Trip to Kilkenny*
January 23 Classes Begin Vary depending on Schedule
March 11-13 Western Ireland Excursion Mandatory Academic Excursion
March 13 - March 26 Fieldwork/Study Break No classes
University offices/services open
April 1 Belfast Academic Excursion Mandatory Academic Excursion*
April 13 - 17 Holy Week in Rome (Optional Trip) Stay at Italian Campus
Students will sign-up pre-departure from US*
April 25 Final Exam for "Ireland Uncovered" - Duq course During normal class time
April 29 - May 7 Study Break/Revisions No classes University offices/services are open
May 8 - May 19 Final Exam period Professors will provide exact exam schedule
May 19 End of Semester Celebration Dinner in Dublin
May 20 Depart for US Flights will vary Campus to Airport on own 

**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 all Duquesne activities for Orientation are mandatory on these dates.

*Kilkenny Castle Orientation Day Trip: Mandatory for all student. Includes transport, entrances to Kilkenny Castle, and a lunch. (Orientation)

*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. (Intercultural Awareness)

*Holy Week in Rome: Optional for students. Organized and accompanied by RD. at students' own cost.

*Belfast Academic Excursion: Day trip only - Mandatory for all students. (Ireland Uncovered) 

Fall 2017
September 3 US Departure  Flights will vary
September 4   Arrival to Ireland*  Check in St. Michael's House** 
Dublin Activity 
Welcome Dinner
September 5 Duquesne On-site Orientation/Welcome At St. Michael's House**
Duquesne Orientation 
Dublin Activity
September 6 - 8 UCD Orientation  Varies depending on each college
September 9 Orientation Trip Day trip to Glendalough*
September 11 Classes Begin 
October 28 -30 Western Ireland Excursion Mandatory Academic Excursion*
October 30 Bank Holiday No classes
November 11 Belfast Academic Excursion Mandatory Academic Excursion*
November 23  Thanksgiving Dinner Classes as scheduled
November 23  Ireland Uncovered Final Final Exam
December 2 - 10 Study Break/Revisions No classes University offices/services are open
December 11-22  Final Exam period  Professors will provide exact exam schedule
December 22 End of Semester Celebration Dinner in Dublin
December 23    Ireland Departure Flights will vary Campus to Airport on own

**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 all Duquesne activities for Orientation are mandatory on these dates.

*Glendalough Orientation Trip: Mandatory for all student. Includes transport, entrances to Glendalough, and a lunch. (Orientation)

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

*Belfast Academic Excursion: Day trip only - Mandatory for all students. (Ireland Uncovered)