2023-24 Academic Calendar

All dates and activities are tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2023

28 (M)
Students depart USA
29 (T)
Students arrive at orientation hotel
30-1 (W-F)
Convocation and Orientation
1 (F)Welcome Party at orientation hotel

Move to housing

4 (M)
Elective classes start
Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop
4-6 (M-W)Japanese review days
7 (TH)Japanese Placement Test
8 (F)Japanese Oral Exam
Disaster Prevention Center
11 (M)Japanese classes start
End of drop/add period
18 (M)Respect for the Aged Day, Class Day

23 (ST)
Autumn Equinox Day
27-29 (W-F)Fall Field Trip
9 (M)
Health and Sports Day, No Classes
30-3 (M-F)
Fall Break
3 (F)Culture Day, No Classes

6-10 (M-F)
Spring Registration
23 (TH)Labor Thanksgiving Day, No Classes
26-28 (S-T)Doshisha Eve Festival, Class Day on 11/27 and 11/28
29 (W)Doshisha Eve Day, Class Day
6-8 (W-F)
Elective class finals

8 (F)
Last day of classes

11-12 (M-T)
Japanese final exams

12 (T)
End of semester get together

13 (W)
Winter break starts

17 (S)
Program ends for Fall-only students. Fall-only students leave housing.

Spring 2024

8 (M)
Spring-only students depart USA

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

10 (W)
General Orientation
Full-year and Spring-only students meet (required)
Spring-only students: Bicycle & self-defense/safety workshop
11 (TH)Spring-only students: Housing orientation & Commuting practice

12 (F)
Spring-only students: Japanese orientation & placement test
Spring-only students: Campus tour
New Year’s Party at orientation hotel
Spring-only students: Move to housing

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

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

22 (M)
End of drop/add period
11 (S)
National Foundation Day
12 (M)No Classes

23 (F)
Emperor’s Birthday, No Classes
6-8 (W-F)
Spring-only students: Program Field Trip
Full-year students: 一人旅

15 (F)
一人旅 presentations

20 (W)
Vernal Equinox Day, No Classes
21 (TH)Wednesday classes held instead of Thursday classes
15-16 (M-T)
Elective class finals

16 (T)
Last day of classes

17-18 (W-TH)
Japanese final exams

18 (TH)
End of semester get together
19 (F)Closing Ceremony

20-22 (ST-M)
Free days

23 (T)
Program ends. Leave housing.