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.

Fall 2018

Move-in Date: Tuesday, August 28 for Degree Seekers, Masters, ENLUS, Transfer, and Gap year students and the following freshmen programs:

  • Northeastern (N.U.in)
  • Tulane University Freshmen
  • University of Delaware World Scholars
  • USC Spring Admit

Move-in Date: Wednesday, August 29 for all other students.

Move out date: Saturday, December 15 for all students.

spring 2019

Move-in Date: Tuesday, January 15 for Degree Seekers, Masters, ENLUS, Transfer, and Gap year students and the following programs:

  • Iowa State University
  • Rutgers
  • Sacred Heart University
  • St. Mary's College 
  • Texas Christian University
  • University of Delaware

Move-in Date: Wednesday, January 16 for all other students.

Move out date: Saturday, May 11 for all students.

* 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.

Arrival Survival Guide: Don't leave home without this!

If you are nervous about traveling alone, this is a good document to bring with you. Keep it with you in case you experience difficulty while in flight. These are some easy resources to use, to help resolve some very common problems!

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: Ineligible for the JCU shuttle? Try Autoline Roma!
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.