The American College of the Mediterranean's academic calendars closely follow those of American colleges and universities in the United States, with adjustments for French holidays.  

A note to students: ACM advises that students do not make any travel arrangements prior to the first week of classes. Field studies and course excursions can be scheduled during weekends and breaks, so ACM recommends not purchasing any tickets or scheduling any travel until after learning of course requirements on-site.

Fall 2022

Early Start Program Arrival (required for first-year ACM students)

Saturday, August 27

Arrival

Saturday, September 3

Orientation

Monday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 6

Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 7

Mid-Semester Exams

Monday, October 10 - Friday, October 21

Fall Break

Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, November 6

Holiday (Armistice Day) - No Classes 

Friday, November 11

Last Day of Class

Friday, December 9

Final Exams

Saturday, December 10 & Monday, December 12 - Wednesday, December 14

Closing Ceremony

Wednesday, December 14

Departure Day

Thursday, December 15




J-Term 2023

December 29, 2022 - January 15, 2023


Spring 2023

Early Start Program Arrival (Optional for continuing students, required for first-year Spring-start ACM students)

Saturday, January 14

Arrival

Saturday, January 21

Orientation

Monday, January 23 - Tuesday, January 24

Classes Begin

Wednesday, January 25

Mid-Semester Exams

Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10

Spring Break

Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 19

Holiday (Easter Monday) - No Classes

Monday, April 10

Holiday (Labor Day) - No Classes

Monday, May 1

Last Day of Class

Monday, May 8

Final Exams

Tuesday, May 9 - Friday, May 12

Graduation & Closing Ceremony

Friday, May 12

BA & MFA1 Departure Day

Sunday, May 14

MFA2 Departure Day

Tuesday, May 23

MAIR/MAFS/MAAH/GMBA 
Thesis Work/Internship

Monday, June 5 - Friday, July 21

MAIR/MAFS/MAAH/GMBA Departure Day
Sunday, July 23


*MFA + Marchutz Core Art Students: Please note that a required field study to Venice is scheduled in April
*MFA1 students: Students in their first year of the MFA program


Summer 2023

Session 2023 Dates Duration Credit Load
Internship May 20 - July 15 8 weeks 6
A June 3 - July 15 6 weeks 6 or 9
B June 3 - June 24 3 weeks 3
C June 25 - July 15 3 weeks 3

Internship Session A Session B Session C
Arrival Saturday, May 20 Saturday, June 3 Saturday, June 3 Sunday, June 25
Orientation Monday, May 22 Monday, June 5 Monday, June 5 Monday, June 26
Classes Begin Tuesday, May 23 Tuesday, June 6 Tuesday, June 6 Tuesday, June 27
Holiday - No Classes Monday, May 29
Orientation Day Trip Friday, June 9 Friday, June 9 Friday, June 9 Friday, June 30
Last Day of Class Wednesday, July 12 Wednesday, July 12 Thursday, June 22 Wednesday, July 12
Final Exams N/A Thursday, July 13 Friday, June 23 Thursday, July 13
Departure  Saturday, July 15 Saturday, July 15 Saturday, June 24 Saturday, July 15

*Please note that Friday, July 14 (Bastille Day) is a national holiday