2022-23 Academic Calendar

All dates and activities are tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2022

29 (M)
Students depart USA
30 (T)
Students arrive at orientation hotel
31-2 (W-F)
1 (TH)Disaster Prevention Center

2 (F)
Move to Housing

5 (M)
Elective classes start
Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop
5-7 (M-W)Japanese review days
8 (TH)Japanese Placement Test
9 (F)Japanese Oral Exam
12 (M)Japanese classes start
End of drop/add period
19 (M)Respect for the Aged Day, No Classes

23 (F)
Autumn Equinox Day, No Classes
30 (F)Program Day Trip
10 (M)
Health and Sports Day, No Classes
18 (T)No Classes

28 (F)
Program Day Trip
3 (TH)
Culture Day, No Classes

7-11 (M-F)
Spring Registration

11 (F)
No Classes
23 (W)Labor Thanksgiving Day, No Classes
26-28 (ST-M)Doshisha Eve Festival, Class Day on 11/28
29 (T)Doshisha Eve Day, No Classes
7-9 (W-F)
Elective class finals

9 (F)
Last day of classes

12-13 (M-T)
Japanese final exams

13 (T)
End of semester get together

14 (W)
Winter break starts

16 (F)
Program ends for Fall-only students. Fall-only students leave housing.

Spring 2023

9 (M)
Spring-only students depart USA

10 (T)
Spring-only students arrive at orientation hotel

11 (W)
General Orientation
Full-year and Spring-only students meet (required)
Spring-only students: Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop
12 (TH)Spring-only students: Japanese orientation & placement test

13 (F)
Homestay housing students: Housing orientation & Commuting practice
Homestay housing students: Move to homestay

16 (M)
Elective classes start
Japanese Oral Exam (Spring-only students)
Japanese classes (Full-year students)
17 (T)Japanese classes start

20 (F)
Spring-only students: Disaster Prevention Center

23 (M)
End of drop/add period
10 (F)
Program Day Trip
11 (ST)National Foundation Day
13 (M)No Classes

23 (TH)
Emperor’s Birthday, No Classes
2-3 (TH-F)
Program Field Trip

6 (M)
No Classes

21 (T)
Vernal Equinox Day, No Classes
17-18 (M-T)
Elective class finals

18 (T)
Last day of classes

19-20 (W-TH)
Japanese final exams

20 (TH)
End of semester get together

21-23 (F-S)
Free days

24 (M)
Program ends. Leave housing.