Academic Calendar


Each season brings new charm to the campuses of Rikkyo University. University life begins with the entrance ceremony at the height of cherry blossom season.
In December, spectacular illuminations bring the magic of the Christmas season. Graduation ceremonies bring the academic year to a close every March.
For the academic calendar for Exchange students, please see the link below.
April Entrance Ceremony / New Student Orientation / Health Check / Spring Semester Classes Start
May Foundation Day / Foundation Anniversary Ceremony
July Spring Semester Final Exams
August Summer Vacation
September Degree Conferral Ceremony for Graduate Schools and Special Commencement (for the Colleges) / Entrance Ceremony (Fall) / Start of Fall Semester Classes
October Sports Fair
November St. Paul’s Festival (Ikebukuro Campus School Festival) / IVY Festa (Niiza Campus School Festival)
December Bishop Williams Memorial Day / Christmas Week / Winter Reces
January Fall Semester and Year-end Final Exams
Feburary Entrance Exam
March Degree Conferral Ceremony for Graduate Schools / Graduation Service, Graduation Ceremony (for Colleges)