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Duquesne in Dublin Semester Calendar

Fall Semester 2021

Fall Semester 2021 | Spring Semester 2022 


September 5


Departure from the U.S. 

September 6


Arrival in Dublin, Ireland*


Orientation (Mandatory),Welcome Dinner

September 7 Tuesday

Orientation (Mandatory)

Dublin Activity

September 8-10 Wednesday-Friday

UCD Orientation, varies depending on College

September 11 Saturday

Orientation Day Trip** (Mandatory)

September 12 Sunday

Orientation Activity**- Experience Gaelic Games (Mandatory)

September 13 Monday

Classes Begin

October 23-25 Saturday-Monday

Western Ireland Excursion*** (Mandatory)

October 25 Monday

Bank Holiday, no classes at UCD

November 6 Saturday

Belfast Academic Excursion**** (Mandatory)

November 25 Thursday

Thanksgiving Dinner; classes as scheduled at UCD

December 4-9 Saturday-Thursday

Study Break/Revisions, no classes

December 10-22 Friday-Wednesday

Final Exam period; professors will provide exact exam schedule

December 22 Wednesday

End of Semester celebration dinner

December 23 Thursday

Departure for the U.S.


Dates are tentative and subject to change. We would suggest refraining from booking any personal travel until arriving in Dublin where you will receive the finalized Calendar and personal class schedule. The most updated COVID-19 travel restrictions will be discussed during your Orientation sessions.

*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.

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

**Orientation Activity: Mandatory for all students. Includes transport and entrance. (Orientation)

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

****Belfast Academic Excursion: Day trip only - Mandatory for all students. (Ireland Uncovered) Includes entrance to Titanic Experience, guide, transportation and lunch.