Orientation Process

Orientation Meetings 

Orientation meetings are held every semester for each Rome class. Meeting 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 Sep. 14, 2017 6:30 pm Gorman A 
Registration Nov. 6, 2017 6:30 pm Gorman A
Farewell Reception Dec 4, 2017 5:00 pm SB Hall Multi-Function 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

Immigration in Today’s Europe
Italian Immigration
French Immigration
German Immigration

Oct. 25, 2017 4:00 pm Gorman Faculty Lounge

Lasciate ogne [abbondanza] voi
ch’[andate a Roma]:
Preparing for UD’s Rome Program

Oct. 26, 2017 4:00 pm SB Hall Serafy Room
ITAL’s Tiramisu for Two Nov. 9, 2017 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
9/21/17 student assistant applications and recommendations due
9/28/17 flight forms, Rome fee, medical information form
10/12/17 visa application, actual passport, passport size photo, affidavit of financial support, own arrangements purchased itinerary, address form
11/16/17 registration, counseling, FERPA release, roommate form, reception RSVP, and group flight airfare payment
12/13/17 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 on United, organized by Travel Leaders. Students will rendezvous in Newark 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 October 12 along with student's actual passports, passport photo 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 November 16. Registration forms include:

Submit your health paperwork. 

Supplemental health paperwork needed for Rome Clearance is due December 13. Students will be informed if supplemental paperwork is required. All students must submit the Medical Information Update by September 28. 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 December 13 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 


Northern Italy Trip

Northern Italy Trip

The Fall Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Wednesday, November 8. 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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Greece Trip

Greece Trip

The Fall 2017 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, September 29. 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. The Fall 2017 class explored Athens, Dodona, Delphi, Meteora, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia and Thermopylae.

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