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Duquesne in Dublin Semester Calendar

Current Academic Program Calendar: Spring 2016

Dates are tentative and subject to change.

January 17

US Departure

January 18

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

January 19

Duquesne in Dublin Orientation 

January 20-22

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

January 23

Kilkenny Castle Orientation Trip (Mandatory for all students) **

January 25

Classes Begin

March 12-14

Western Ireland Academic Excursion; Mamdatory Academic Excursion ***

March 14 -27

Fieldwork/Study Break; no classes/ University offices and services open

March 24-28

Holy Week in Rome (optional trip); sign up prior to departure **** 

April 9

Belfast Academic Excursion (Mandatory) *****

April 26

Final Exam Period; professors will provide exact exam schedule

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.

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

***Western Ireland Academic Excursion: Mandatory for all students. Includes daily breakfast, 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/ARD. At students own cost.

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

Fall 2016
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 - 9 UCD Orientation  Varies depending on each college
September 10 Orientation Trip Day trip to Glendalough*
September 12 Classes Begin 
October 15  Belfast Academic Excursion Mandatory Academic Excursion*
October 29 -31 Western Ireland Excursion Mandatory Academic Excursion*
October 31 Bank Holiday No classes
November 24  Thanksgiving Dinner Classes as scheduled
November 24  Ireland Uncovered Final Final Exam
December 3 - 9 Study Break/Revisions No classes University offices/services are open
December 10-22  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)

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 13 - 17 Holy Week in Rome (Optional Trip) Stay at Italian Campus
Students will sign-up pre-departure from US*
April 1 Belfast Academic Excursion Mandatory Academic Excursion*
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)