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.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR FALL 2021: Students traveling to the JFRC for Fall 2021 are not required to procure student visas, therefore, they will have under 90 days to be in Italy and the Schengen territory. The modified program running from Sept. 16-Dec. 4 is 79 days. If students want to travel throughout in Europe (local regulations allowing) after the program concludes on Dec. 4, they will have 10 days. By December 14th, they will need to exit Italy and the Schengen territory. If students opt to travel between Dec. 4 and 13, they will not be able to leave items at the JFRC.


Classes begin remotely


Aug 30-Sep 13

Official Move-In Day.  All students due on campus.


Sep 16

On-campus / on-site orientation activities (mandatory)


Sep 16-19

Classes recommence 


Sep 20

Fall semester break


Oct 15-17

Last day of Classes


Nov 24

NO CLASSES: Thanksgiving Recess


Nov 25-28

Final Examinations


Nov 29-Dec 2

Check out and departure from campus


Dec 3-4



Spring Semester
Group flight departs Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Tue Jan 11 Jan 10 Jan 9
Group flight arrives Rome [Leonardo da Vinci Aeroporto] (FCO) Wed Jan 12 Jan 11 Jan 10
Official Move-In Day.  All new students due on campus. Wed Jan 12 Jan 11 Jan 10
On-campus / on-site orientation activities (mandatory) Wed-Sun Jan 12-16 Jan 11-15 Jan 10-14
Classes begin for Spring semester Mon Jan 17  Jan 16  Jan 15
Late and change of registration. Mon-Sun Jan 17-23 Jan 16-22 Jan 15-21
Weekend orientation activities (mandatory).
Fri-Sun Jan 21-23 Jan 20-22 Jan 19-21
Deadline to convert a course from Credit to Audit. Mon Jan 31 Jan 30 Jan 29 
Deadline to elect Pass/No Pass option (one course limit).  Mon Jan 31 Jan 30 Jan 29
Spring semester break 
Fri-Sun Mar 4-13 Mar 3-12 Mar 1-10
Deadline to withdraw from class with a grade of "W" on transcript.
After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" will be assigned.
Mon Mar 28 Mar 27 Mar 25
NO CLASSES. Easter Recess Fri-Mon Apr 15-18 Apr 7-10 Mar 29-Apr 1 
Opening date for registration for Fall semester. Mon Apr 4 Apr 17 Apr 15 
Study Day. Fri Apr 29 Apr 28 Apr 26

Final Examinations.

Mon-Thu May 2-5 May 1-4 Apr 29-May 2
Mandatory departure for all students. Fri May 6 May 5 May 3
Summer I: 5-Week Session
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
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.