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 Dates


Online Orientation - Opening mid-November 

Arrival dates:
January 8th - All New Degree Seeking Students and Visiting students from the following schools: 

  • Iowa State University
  • Rutgers
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Mary's College
  • Texas Christian University
  • University of Delaware
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Northeastern University

January 9th - Returning students in JCU Housing, Gap year students, Enlus students, all other Visiting Students

Orientation dates:
January 8th to January 13th 

Make sure to complete your Online Orientation and all pre-arrival steps before you arrive. 

Pre-departure Information

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

Orientation Process

Orientation check-in:

  • Receive your orientation schedule and lanyard
  • Get you JCU ID ( remember to send your ID picture before you arrive)
  • JCU Housing check-in (if applicable)
  • Immigration Step 1

JCU Housing Check-in (if Applicable)

  • Passport Scan
  • Contract signature

Mandatory Orientation Activities:

  • Campus Tour – Learn how to get around our urban campus
  • Immigration Step 2 
  • Navigation 101 – Go on a small tour of Rome and learn how to use its public transport system

Only Degree seekers:

  • Placement exam (if assigned)
  • Advising & Registration – Meet your advisor and register for your first classes at JCU 


Please be informed that during orientation week access to any JCU buildings will be permitted only to students. No family members or visitors will be allowed on campus. 


Orientation at JCU video


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