2019-20 Academic Calendar

All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2019

August26 (M)Students depart USA
27 (T)Students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace
28-30 (W-F)Convocation and Orientation
30 (F)Welcome Party @ Kyoto Garden Palace, 6-8pm
September2 (M)Classes Start
Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop
2-4 (M-W)Japanese Review Days
5 (TH)Japanese Placement Test
6 (F)Japanese Oral Exam in AM
Disaster Prevention Center 1:30 – 4:00pm
9 (M)End of drop/add period
16 (M)Respect for the Aged Day, Class Day
20 (F)Thank You Lunch for Doshisha volunteer students, 12:00-1:30pm
23 (M)Autumn Equinox Day, No classes
October2-4 (W-F)Fall field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima)
14 (M)Health and Sports Day, Class Day
22 (T)Enthronement Ceremony, No Classes
28-11/1 (M-F)Fall Break
November3 (S)Culture Day
4 (M)Culture Day (Observed), Class Day
11-15 (M-F)Spring registration (including KCJS cross-registration
23 (ST)Labor Thanksgiving Day
26-28 (T-TH)Eve Festival, Class days
29 (F)Doshisha Eve Day, Class day
December4-6 (W-F)Elective class finals
6 (F)Last day of classes
9-10 (M-T)Japanese final exams
10 (T)End of semester get together
Personal affairs clean up day for Fall-only students
11 (W)Winter break starts
15 (S)Program ends for Fall-only students, leave homestay
25 (W)Office closed for holidays

Spring 2020

January6 (M)Office opens
7 (T) Spring-only students depart USA
8 (W)Spring-only students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel, stay until 11th
*Full-year students must be back by the 8th
9 (TH)Orientation for Spring-only students
Full-year and Spring-only students meet
Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop
10 (F)Spring-only students: HS orientation in AM, Commuting practice in PM
11 (ST)Spring-only students: Language Placement Test in AM, Campus tour 1:00-3:30pm
13 (M)Coming of Age Day, No classes
14 (T)Classes start
Japanese Oral Exam 9:00-10:00am for Spring-only students
Japanese class for Full-year students in AM
15 (W)Kyogen workshop for all students in AM
16 (TH)Regular Japanese classes start
17 (F)Disaster Prevention Center for Spring-only students, 1:30-4:00pm
21 (T)End of drop/add period
February6-9 (TH-S)February Break
11 (T)National Foundation Day, Class Day
23 (S)Emperor’s Birthday
24 (M)Emperor’s Birthday (Observed), No classes
March4-6 (W-F)Solo trips for Full-year students
Spring field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima) for Spring-only students
13 (F)Solo trip presentations
20 (F)Vernal Equinox Day, No classes
April14-15 (T-W)Elective class finals
15 (W)Last day of classes
16 (TH)Japanese final exams
17 (F)End of semester get together
Personal affairs clean up day for all students
18 (SA)Closing Ceremony @ Kyoto Garden Palace, 12:00-2:30pm
19-21 (S-T)Free days
22 (W)Program ends, leave homestay