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 a farewell reception is held to celebrate the departure of the Rome class. 

Meeting Topic Date Time Location
Orientation Mar. 8, 2018 6:30 pm Art History Auditorium 
Registration Apr. 9, 2018 6:30 pm Art History Auditorium 
Farewell Reception May 1, 2018 5:00 pm SB Hall Multipurpose Room

Italian Culture Workshops

In coordination with the Modern Languages department and Dr. Anthony Nussmeier, several topics of interest will be presented throughout the semester to introduce each Rome class to different aspects of Italian Culture. Rome students must attend at least one of the owrkshop offerings. 

Workshop Date Time Location

Dallas in Prizzi: Art, Culture and Political Economy

Feb. 24, 2018 6:00 pm Art History Auditorium

Naples, Sacred Art and Altar Diptychs

Mar. 1, 2018 4:00 pm Gorman Faculty Lounge
Strife Among the Ruins: A Roman Education Apr. 19, 2018 7:00 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
3/27/18 scholarship applications, student assistant applications and recommendations
4/17/18 flight forms, Rome fee, visa application, actual passport, 3 passport size photos, affidavit of financial support, registration, FERPA, roommate form, reception RSVP, address form
4/24/18 own arrangements purchased flight itinerary
6/12/18 medical update form and group flight airfare payment
7/25/18 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!

  • Calendar Checklist

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. Students wishing to not take the group flight are recommended to work with STA Travel to book their tickets. 

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 17 along with student's actual passports, passport photos and purchased flight itinerary. 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 17. Registration forms include:

Submit your health paperwork. 

Supplemental health paperwork needed for Rome Clearance is due July 25. Students will be informed if supplemental paperwork is required. All students must submit the Medical Information Update by June 12. 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 25 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 


First Day in Rome: January 17th, 2016

Our Spring 2016 Romers arrived early in the morning on January 16th and were greeted in Fiumicino Airport by Resident Coordinators Joe Hrbacek and Mike Pitstick, Dr. Peter Hatlie, and two Student Assistants. The students were shuttled by bus to campus and arrived jet-lagged but ecstatic at the first sight of their new home, Due Santi! The students settled in, explored the campus grounds (including a vineyard, pool, pergola, and soccer field!) and began orientation which included meeting their new professors

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