2020-21 Academic Calendar

All dates and activities are tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2020

Month
Date
Event
August
31 (M)
Fall 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


7 (M)
Classes start




Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop, 11:15 – 12:15


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


16-17 (W-TH)
Free Days


18 (F)
Program ends. Leave homestay


25 (F)
Office closed for holidays

Spring 2021

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


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


6 (W)
General Orientation




Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop


7 (TH)
HS orientation in AM & Commuting practice in PM


8 (F)
Japanese Placement Test in AM, Campus Tour in PM




New Year’s Party at Kyoto Garden Palace


11 (M)
Coming of Age Day, No classes


12 (T)
Classes Start




Japanese Oral Exam


15 (F)
Disaster Prevention Center, 1:30-4:00 pm


19 (T)
End of drop/add period
February
11-12 (TH-F)
February Break


23 (T)
Emperor’s Birthday, No classes
March
3-5 (W-F)
Spring field trip (Himeji-Hiroshima-Miyajima) for Spring students


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