Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Academic Calendar

Please be advised that dates in this calendar are tentative and subject to change, particularly the start / end dates of a semester, until the final schedule is posted on LOCUS by the University Registrar. Students should not book airline tickets until the academic calendar has been officially finalized.

Fall Semester
Day(s)
2020
2021
2022 
2023
Group flight departs Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Tue   Aug 31 Aug 30 Aug 29
Group flight arrives Rome [Leonardo da Vinci Aeroporto] (FCO) Wed   Sep 1 Aug 31 Aug 30
Official Move-In Day.  All students due on campus. Wed   Sep 1 Aug 31 Aug 30
On-campus / on-site orientation activities (mandatory) Wed-Sun   Sep 1-5 Aug 31-Sep 4 Aug 30-Sep 3
Classes begin for Fall semester Mon   Sep 6 Sep 5 Sep 4
Late and change of registration Mon-Sun   Sep 6-12 Sep 5-11 Sep 4-10
Weekend orientation activities (mandatory)
Fri-Sun   Sep 10-12 Sep 9-11 Sep 8-10
Deadline to convert a class from Credit to Audit Mon   Sep 20 Sep 19 Sep 18
Deadline to elect Pass/No Pass option (one course limit) Mon   Sep 20 Sep 19 Sep 18
Fall semester break
Fri-Sun   Oct 15-24 Oct 14-23 Oct 13-22
Opening date for registration for Spring semester Mon   Nov 8 Nov 7 Nov 6
Deadline to withdraw from class with a grade of "W" on transcript. 
After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" will be assigned.
Mon   Nov 15 Nov 14 Nov 13
NO CLASSES: Thanksgiving Recess Thu-Sun Nov 26-29 Nov 25-28 Nov 24-27 Nov 23-26
Study Day Fri   Dec 10 Dec 9 Dec 8
Final Examinations Mon-Thu   Dec 13-16 Dec 12-15 Dec 11-14
Mandatory departure for all Fall-semester-only students Fri   Dec 17 Dec 16 Dec 15

 

Spring Semester
Day(s)
2020
2021
2022 
2023 
Group flight departs Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Tue Jan 14  N/A Jan 11 Jan 10
Group flight arrives Rome [Leonardo da Vinci Aeroporto] (FCO) Wed Jan 15 N/A Jan 12 Jan 11
Official Move-In Day.  All new students due on campus. Wed Jan 15 Feb 13 (Sat) Jan 12 Jan 11
On-campus / on-site orientation activities (mandatory) Wed-Sun Jan 15-19 Feb 13-14 (Sat-Sun) Jan 12-16 Jan 11-15
Classes begin online for Spring semester. Mon Jan 20 Jan 19 (Tue) Jan 17 Jan 16
Classes begin in-person for Spring semester Mon   Mar 1     
Late and change of registration. Mon-Sun Jan 20-26 Jan 19-25 (Tue-Mon) Jan 17-23 Jan 16-22
Weekend orientation activities (mandatory).
Fri-Sun Jan 24-26 N/A Jan 21-23 Jan 20-22
Deadline to convert a course from Credit to Audit. Mon Feb 3 Feb 2 (Tue) Jan 31 Jan 30
Deadline to elect Pass/No Pass option (one course limit).  Mon Feb 3 Feb 2 (Tue) Jan 31 Jan 30
Spring semester break 
Fri-Sun Mar 6-15 Mar 26-Apr 5 (Fri-Mon) Mar 4-13 Mar 3-12
Deadline to withdraw from class with a grade of "W" on transcript.
After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" will be assigned.
Mon Apr 6 Mar 30 (Tue) Mar 28 Mar 27
NO CLASSES. Easter Recess Fri-Mon Apr 10-13 Mar 26 - Apr 5 Apr 15-18 Apr 7-10
Opening date for registration for Fall semester. Mon Apr 6 Apr 19 Apr 4 Apr 17
Study Day. Fri Apr 24 Apr 23 Apr 29 Apr 28

Final Examinations.

Mon-Thu Apr 27-30 Apr 26-29 May2-5 May 1-4
Mandatory departure for all students. Fri May 1 Apr 30 May 6 May 5
Summer 2020 Online Session*
Day
2020
   
Online classes begin Mon June 29      
Online classes / finals end Fri August 7      
*Due to Covid-19, the JFRC has transitioned to offering summer term classes online during Loyola's second 6-week session. Find more info here.
    
           
Summer I: 5-Week Session
Day
 
 2021
2022 
2023 
Students due on campus Fri   May 21  May 20  May 19 
Orientation day trip Sun   May 23  May 22  May 21 
Classes begin Mon   May 24  May 23  May 22 
Classes / exams end Thu    June 24  June 23  June 22 
Departure Fri    June 25  June 24  June 23 
           
Summer II: 4-Week Fusion Experience
Day
 
2021
2022
2023
Students due on campus Sat   June 26  June 25  June 24 
Orientation day trip Sun   June 27 June 26 June 25
Classes begin Mon   June 28  June 27 June 26 
Classes / exams end Fri   July 23  July 22  July 21 
Departure Sat   July 24  July 23  July 22 

Loyola University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel, modify or otherwise change the academic calendar, scheduling, credit or content of the courses, the books used, the fees charged, and regulations affecting students, as announced on this website.