2019-20 Academic Calendar

All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2019 Semester
Year Month Date Event Time Location
2019 August 26 Students Depart US
27 Students Arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel
28-30 Convocation and Orientation Doshisha University
30 Welcome Party 6:00-8:00pm Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel
September 2 Classes Start
Bicycle and Safety Workshop 11:00-12:15pm
2-4 Japanese Review Days
5 Japanese Placement Test
6 Japanese Oral Exam
Disaster Prevention Center 1:30-4:00pm
16 敬老の日 (けいろうのひ)Class Day
17 Last Day to Change Registration
20 Thank You Lunch for Doshisha Volunteers 12:00-1:30pm
23 秋分の日 (しゅうぶんのひ)No Classes
27 Monday 3rd Period Class Make-Up Day 11:00-12:30pm
October 2-4 Fall Field Trip Himeji – Hiroshima – Miyajima
14 体育の日 (たいいくのひ) Class Day
28-11/1 Fall Break
November 4 Culture Day (observed) No Classes
8 Monday 4th Period Class Make-Up Day 11:00-12:30pm
11-15 Spring Registration online
23 勤労感謝の日(きんろうかんしゃのひ)
26-28 School Festival – Class Days
29 Doshisha Eve Day – Class Day
December 4-6 Elective Class Finals
6 Last Day of Classes
9-10 Japanese Final Exams
10 Semester Ending Get Together
11 Start of Winter Break
15 End of Program – fall-only students leave homestay
25 Office Closed for Holidays
Spring 2020 Semester
Year Month Date Event Time Location
2020 January 6 Office Opens
8 Spring-only students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel
9 General orientation – full year and spring-only students meet
Bicycle and Safety Workshop 2:00-3:00pm
10 Homestay Orientation and Commuting Practice for spring students
11 Language Exams and Campus Tour for spring students
New Year's Party 5:00pm Kyoto Garden Palace
13 成人の日(せいじんのひ) No Class
17 Disaster Prevention Center for spring students 1:30~4:00pm
20 Last Day to Change Registration
February 7-11 February Break
14 Monday 3rd Period Class Make-Up Day 11:00-12:30pm
24 Emperor's Birthday (observed) No Classes
28 Monday 4th Period Class Make-Up Day 11:00-12:30pm
March 4-6 Independent Field Trip for full year students
Spring Field Trip for spring-only students Himeji – Hiroshima – Miyajima
13 Independent Field Trip Presentations 12:30-2:30pm
20 春分の日 (しゅんぶんのひ) No Class
April 15-16 Elective Class Finals
16 Last Day of Class
17 Japanese Final Exams
Semester Ending Get Together 2:00pm
18 Closing Ceremony 12:00-2:30pm Kyoto Garden Palace
19-21 Free Days
22 Program Ends – leave homestay