2020-21 Academic Calendar

All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2020

Month
Date
Event
August
31 (M)
Students depart USA
September
1 (T)
Students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace


2-4 (W-F)
Convocation and Orientation


4 (F)
Welcome Party at Kyoto Garden Palace, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


7 (M)
Classes start




Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop


7-9 (M-W)
Japanese Review Days


10 (TH)
Japanese Placement Test


11 (F)
Japanese Oral Exam in AM




Disaster Prevention Center 1:30 – 4:00 pm


14 (M)
End of drop/add period


18 (F)
Thank You Lunch for Doshisha volunteer students, 12:00-1:30 pm


21 (M)
Respect for the Aged Day, No classes


22 (T)
Autumn Equinox Day, Class day
October
7-9 (W-F)
Fall field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima)
November
2-6 (M-F)
Fall Break


3 (T)
Culture Day


9-13 (M-F)
Spring Registration


23 (M)
Labor Thanksgiving Day, No classes


26-28 (TH-ST)
Eve Festival, Class days on 26 & 27


29 (S)
Doshisha Eve Day
December
9-11 (W-F)
Elective class finals


11 (F)
Last day of classes


14-15 (M-T)
Japanese final exams


15 (T)
End of semester get together


16 (W)
Winter break starts


18 (F)
Program ends for Fall-only students, leave homestay


25 (W)
Office closed for holidays

Spring 2021

Month
Date
Event
January
4 (M)
Spring-only students depart USA


5 (T)
Office opens, Spring-only students arrive at Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel


6 (W)
Orientation for Spring-only students




Full-year and Spring-only students meet




Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop for Spring-only students


7 (TH)
Spring-only students: HS orientation in AM, Commuting practice in PM


8 (F)
Spring-only students: Language Placement Test in AM, Campus tour in PM




New Year’s Party


11 (M)
Coming of Age Day, No classes


12 (T)
Classes start




Japanese Oral Exam for Spring-only students




Japanese Class for Full-year students


14 (TH)
Regular Japanese classes start


15 (F)
Disaster Prevention Center for Spring-only students, 1:30-4:00 pm


19 (T)
End of drop/add period
February
4-5 (TH-F)
February Break


11 (TH)
National Foundation Day, Class Day


23 (T)
Emperor’s Birthday, No classes
March
3-5 (W-F)
Solo trips for Full-year students




Spring field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima) for Spring-only students


12 (F)
Solo trip presentations


20 (ST)
Vernal Equinox Day
April
12-13 (M-T)
Elective class finals


13 (T)
Last day of classes


14 (W)
Japanese final exams


15 (TH)
End of semester get together


16 (F)
Closing Ceremony at Kyoto Garden Palace


17-20 (ST-T)
Free days


21 (W)
Program ends, leave homestay