2018-19 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018 Semester
Year Month Date Event Time Location
2018 Sept 3 Students depart USA
4 Students arrive in Japan and travel to Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel
5-7 Convocation and Orientation
7 Welcome Party Kyoto Garden Palace
10 Classes Start
Bicycle Workshop & Self-defense/Safety workshop 11:00 AM–12:15 PM
10-12 Japanese Language Review Days
13 Japanese Placement Test
14 Japanese Oral Exam in AM
Disaster Prevention Center 1:30–4:00 PM
17 Last day to change registration
敬老の日 (Respect for the Aged Day) NO CLASSES
22 Thank You Lunch for Doshisha Volunteer Students 12:00-1:30pm
23 秋分の日 (Autumnal Equinox Day)
24 振替休日 (Substitute holiday) CLASS DAY
Oct
3–5 Fall Field Trip Hiroshima-Miyajima-Himeji
8 体育の日 (Sports Day) CLASS DAY
Nov 3 文化の日 (Culture Day)
5–9 FALL BREAK
12–16 Spring Course Registration Online
23 勤労感謝の日 (Labor Thanksgiving) NO CLASSES
26–28 School Festival CLASS DAYS
29 Doshisha Eve CLASS DAY
Dec 12–14 Elective class finals
14 Last day of classes
17 Japanese final exams
18 Japanese final exams, Semester ending get together
19 WINTER BREAK BEGINS
21 Program ends for fall-semester students, leave homestay
23 天皇誕生日 (Emperor's Birthday)
24 KYOTO OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
Spring 2019 Semester
Year Month Date Event Time Location
2019 Jan 7 Office Opens
8 Spring-Only Students Arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel
9 General Orientation for New Students (NS)
Full year and Spring-only students meet (required for all students)
10 NS: HS Orientation in AM
Commuting practice in PM
11 Language Placement Test and Oral Exam for NS
Campus Tour for NS in PM
New Year's Party 5-7pm Kyoto Garden Palace
14 成人の日 (Coming of Age Day) NO CLASSES
15 Classes Start
18 Disaster Prevention Center for NS 1:30-4pm
22 Last Day to Change Registration
Feb
6-10 FEBRUARY BREAK
11 建国記念日 (Foundation Day) CLASS DAY
Mar
6-8 Independently Planned Field Trip for Full-Year students
Spring Field Trip (Hiroshima-Miyajima-Himeji) for Spring-only students
15 一人旅 PRESENTATIONS
21 春分の日(Vernal Equinox Day) NO CLASSES
Apr
16-17 Elective Class Finals
17 Last Day of Classes
18 Japanese Final Exams
19 Semester ending get together
20 Closing Ceremony 5-7:30pm Kyoto Garden Palace
21-23  FREE DAYS
24 Program Ends – Leave Homestay

(All dates are tentative and subject to change)