Orientation week is designed to help you smoothly transition to life at John Cabot University and the city of Rome.

The mission of the Orientation Program (OP) is to provide new incoming students and their families with an introduction to John Cabot University in order to allow a successful transition into the JCU community as well as to life in Rome. To do this, Orientation offers a combination of both educational and interactive sessions.

Orientation Program Goals

For incoming students:

  • To assist incoming students in their integration to the institution and the city of Rome;
  • To clarify expectations, policies, and standards;
  • To foster adjustment to the social life of the university and to life in Rome;
  • To foster active involvement in Student and Academic life at JCU;
  • To build loyalty to the institution.

For the families of the incoming students:

  • To clarify and reinforce campus policies, programs, and services;
  • To support and foster active engagement in the student's college experience;
  • To offer a platform to begin involvement in the JCU community.

Orientation Dates

Mandatory Orientation Sessions 
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Summer I 2017


Wednesday, May 17 - Saturday May 20

Degree Seeking
Study Abroad


Summer II 2017


Thursday, June 29 - Saturday, July 1

Degree Seeking
Study Abroad


Fall 2017


Tuesday, August 22 - Saturday, August 26

Degree Seeking
Freshmen Study Abroad Programs

Wednesday, August 23 - Saturday, August 26

Study Abroad

*Please note that the University reserves the right to modify the schedule as needed.
** Detailed schedules will be published soon

Pre-departure Information

Please be sure to check out these important links before Orientation: