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 and Schedules

Please note that the University reserves the right to modify the schedule as needed.

Tuesday, January 15 - Saturday, January 19 Wednesday, January 16  - Saturday,  January 19

Degree Seeking
ENLUS - Spring 2019
Gap Year - Spring 2019
Study Abroad from:
Iowa State University
Sacred Heart University
St. Mary's College
Texas Christian University
University of Delaware

Study Abroad - Spring 2019
Wednesday, January 16

English Family Orientation
Italian Family Orientation

To attend the Family Sessions, please RSVP at [email protected]

Pre-departure Information

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


Student Testimonials

Orientation at JCU video


email: [email protected]

Ariana Damaske: Orientation Coordinator