Orientation Process

Orientation Meetings 

Orientation meetings are held every semester for each Rome class. Meetings for fall Romers are held in the spring and for spring Romers in the fall. These meetings are meant to prepare the students before they depart. At the end of the semester an Italian Mass and farewell reception is held to celebrate the departure of the Rome class. 

Meeting Topic Date Time Location
Orientation Mar. 7, 2019 6:30 pm SB Hall Multipurpose Room
Registration Apr. 8, 2019 6:30 pm Art History Auditorium
Italian Mass Apr. 24, 2019 5:00 pm Church of the Incarnation
Farewell Reception May 8, 2019 5:00 pm SB Hall Multipurpose Room

Italian Culture Workshop

Past workshops can also be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/UDRomeLectures/

Workshop Date Time Location

"Lasciate ogne [abbondanza]
voi ch’ [andate a Roma]”:

Preparing for UD’s Rome Program

Mar. 25, 2019 4:00 pm Art History Auditorium

Important Dates

Throughout the semester students will be submitting a number of items to the Rome Office in order to obtain flight itineraries, visas and register for classes. It is extremely important to meet all deadlines. Missing deadlines can jeopardize a students' Rome status. Students planning on attending Rome next semester will need to submit the following items per the schedule below. 

Date Items Due
3/25/19 Student Assistant Application and Recommendation (fall Romers only) and Scholarship Essay and Recommendation. (for fall and spring applicants)
4/23/19 Flight Form, Rome fee, Visa Application, actual passport, 3 passport size photos, Affidavit of Financial Support, Registration, FERPA, Roommate Form, Reception RSVP and Address Form
4/30/19 Own Arrangements Purchased Flight Itinerary
6/18/19 Medical Information Update, Group Flight Airfare Payment
7/31/19 Business, Library and Rome clearance including copies of prescription receipts and doctor clearance forms if applicable

Review the checklist. Be sure to meet the deadlines!

Submit your flight form.

The University of Dallas Rome Program has arranged a group flight organized by Travel Leaders. Students will rendezvous in a hub city on flights from their hometown airports, which will be arranged by the Rome Office from the information you provide on your flight form and will be calculated into the cost of your ticket. 

Students with a good reason for not flying with the group may request a waiver of the group flight requirement. A complete waiver requires submission of the waiver form along with a copy of the student’s tentative itinerary with complete flight information and travel details.

Don't forget to review these flight facts

Apply for a student visa. 

All students studying in Italy for an extended period of time must apply for a student visa. The visa application and affidavit of financial support must be submitted to the Rome Office on April 23 along with student's actual passports, passport photos and purchased flight itinerary. This affidavit must be notarized and mailed to the office. Students must also submit an online address form to inform our office when they will need their passport and will be traveling internationally over the break. Questions? Follow these instructions

Register for Rome. 

Students registering for the Rome semester must follow the registration guidelines included in their registration meeting packet. All registration forms including online registration for courses are due April 23. Registration forms include:

Submit your health paperwork. 

Supplemental health paperwork needed for Rome Clearance is due July 31. Students will be informed if supplemental paperwork is required. All students must submit the Medical Information Update by June 18.  Students are required to submit this form to update the information submitted with the original application back in March.

Take care of your Rome Clearance. 

Students must be clear with all offices on campus before they depart for Rome. The clearance date for Rome is set earlier than the regular Irving clearance date. Students are encouraged to begin working on their clearance as soon as they are able to make sure everything is taken care. Students not clear by the July 31 deadline may be assessed a $500 late fine.  

  • Business Office clear - Rome bill must be paid in full or a payment plan must be set up. All aid and additional loans must be approved and applied to a student's account to be cleared. 
  • Health clear - all doctor clearance forms and prescription receipts must be submitted to office. 
  • Library clear - all fines must be paid 


Spring 2019 Romers Arrive

Spring 2019 Romers Arrive

The Spring 2019 Rome class arrived in Italy on Saturday, January 19 to begin four months of traveling, studying, and reveling in all that Europe, Italy and Rome has to offer. They wasted no time jumping right in with site tours, mass at St. Peter's and loads of traditional Italian cenas.

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Fall 2018 Northern Italy Trip

Fall 2018 Northern Italy Trip

The Fall Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Wednesday, November 7. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Assisi. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.

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Fall 2018 Greece Trip and Fall Break

Fall 2018 Greece Trip and Fall Break

The Fall 2018 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, September 28. The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester as students travel to some of the greatest cities and the richest sites of the ancient world. Following the Greece Trip students set out to explore the rest of Europe on their own during their fall break.

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