Housing and Residential Life

Arrival Information and Housing Move In & Out Dates

Move-in/Arrival Dates

Review the table of move-in dates below. JCU Housing is not available before or after the dates listed. You are expected to be completely moved out of Housing by 12:00 noon of the last day of move-out.

No housing will be available to students under any circumstances before or after the scheduled move-in/out dates. If you arrive in Rome before the move-in date, you must arrange for your own accommodations and transportation to the Gianicolo Residence until your accommodations become available. If you are traveling with family or friends, please note that overnight guests are not allowed to stay in JCU housing with you.

Move-in date Monday, January 11, 2021: For students arriving with Study Visa/valid permit of stay and who are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. (Countries required to quarantine upon entry to Italy as well as the number of days in quarantine can be changed by the Italian Government at any time. Up to date information can be found on the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website).

Students must 1) obtain a valid visa or have a valid permit of stay in their possession, and 2) receive an approval from the Housing office before arriving on-campus or residence.  If you arrive outside of your previously confirmed arrival date, you may have to find alternative lodging for your quarantine period.  JCU can assist you logistically to find alternative lodging for this period, however, we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate late arrivals as students already in quarantine in JCU Housing cannot be interrupted by late-entry roommates to the apartment. If you must stay outside JCU for your 2 weeks of quarantine, following your successful quarantine, you can then relocate to your assigned JCU housing.

All students should contact their airline to understand mandatory testing expectations for international travel. Some countries may require a negative COVID test even for transit purposes.

Move-in date Thursday, January 14, 2021: For students arriving from countries where quarantine is NOT required by the Italian government upon arrival in Italy AND are in possession or do not need a permit of stay or visa to enter Italy.

All students should contact their airline to understand mandatory testing expectations for international travel. Some countries may require a negative COVID test even for transit purposes. 

* Move-in day assignments are strictly enforced

Shuttle Service

On the move-in date(s), for students staying with JCU Housing, the university arranges a shuttle service from Rome-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) Terminal 3 to their assigned accommodation between 9am and 7pm.

VERY IMPORTANT: If, for any reason (delays, missed flights, booking mistakes, etc.) you are unable to meet the JCU representatives at the meeting point at Fiumicino Airport Terminal 3 during the hours of operation (9AM to 7PM,) you will need to arrange for your accommodations and transportation to the Housing Office at the Gianicolo Residence on Vicolo della Penitenza, which is open from 9AM to 6PM on weekdays.
Please note that if your plane arrives before 9AM, you can wait for the JCU representatives near the Info desk at Terminal 3 of Fiumicino Airport.

Booking Your Flight

When choosing a flight into Rome, try to find one that arrives no later than 5PM on the move-in date. This should give you enough time to land, retrieve your belongings, and meet the JCU representatives at the airport before 7PM. Please remember that there can be significant delays in passport control and in customs.

We encourage first-time international travelers to find a direct flight to Rome from the US. If you are going to take a connecting flight, remember to book your flight early so you will be able to pick and choose your connecting cities.

Accompanying Families and Friends

Families and friends may accompany you to JCU on the provided shuttles. Advanced booking is required, otherwise the Housing Office cannot guarantee transportation for your guests. Please note that one cannot request transportation for more than 3 guests. Please send an email to [email protected] indicating:
• Your name
• Name(s) of other passenger(s)
• Relationship to you: e.g. mother, father, etc.
• Flight information: e.g. PW 345 Paris-Rome 12:30-14:15

Alternative Transfer Services

If you are ineligible for our shuttle service, we recommend AUTOLINE ROMA*. They are a reliable company who can arrange for your airport transfer. They may be contacted at +39-339-385-5056. You may also ask for a JCU discount.

*Autoline Roma is a private operator independent of John Cabot University. They are solely responsible for the delivery of their services. John Cabot University is not responsible for any loss, damages or inconvenience. JCU will not intervene in case of dissatisfaction with their service or lack thereof.