Cornell in Rome: Predeparture Information

Before your departure to Rome, there are a number of matters that require your attention in order for you to arrive and be prepared for a semester abroad. Each of these six sections gives important information about a particular piece of the process, and what you need to complete before your departure. Pay careful attention to the information in these sections, since much of it is time sensitive or requires planning in advance. If you have questions about any part of the process, please contact Andrew Meis, the coordinator for global study.

Fall 2019 Important Dates

Important dates for fall 2019.
Date Task
August 13 Early arrival date — mandatory for anyone taking Italian!
August 14–16 Mandatory apartment orientation and permesso di soggiorno appointments for early arrivals
August 19–23 Italian language instruction
August 21 Regular arrival date
August 22–23 Mandatory apartment orientation and permesso di soggiorno appointments for regular arrivals
August 23 Orientation: meetings and reception (afternoon)
August 24 Orientation: walking and bus tour
August 26 Regular instruction begins
October 12–20 Fall Break
November 28 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 6 Last day of instruction
December 9–10 Reviews
December 12 Exhibition of student work
December 13–15 Study period
December 16–18 Final exams
December 20 Departure from Rome; apartments closed