Academic Calendar

Fall 2018

04 July - Arrival with airport pick-up

05 July - Cultural & Academic orientation & Placement Test

06 July - Federal Police (Immigration) Registration
The International Office will assist international students with the Federal Police requirements. After the official date, students will be responsible for their own registration. Local Labs Computer RDC building. Students will receive a message with day and time scheduled for each one.

07 July - City Tour (Departure 8am and arrival 6pm. Meeting Point: in front of Bike Racks)

09 July - Pre-term Portuguese Intensive Course - Classes Begin

13-15 July - Field Trip to Paraty (Departure 9am and arrival 6pm. Meeting Point: Bike Racks)

21 July - Field Trip to Petropolis (Departure 8am and arrival 6pm. Meeting Point: Bike Racks)

25-28 July - The 14th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)

30 July - Pre-term Portuguese Intensive Course - Classes End

31 July - Get together meeting 1:30pm

01-08 August - Field Trip to Salvador Bahia

10 August - My first day at PUC-Rio - For fresh students – Just to know more about campus – Campus tour

13 August - Classes begin

23 August - Beginning of Term Cocktail 3pm to 5pm. August Drop & add (online) to be scheduled - students should check the specific day at the PUC online.
September Courses cancelation on line (to be scheduled)

07 September - Holiday break – Independence day

06 October - Field trip - Meeting Point: Bike Racks

12-15 October - Holiday break - N.Sra da Aparecida

15 October - Exchange Period Extension Deadline - Deadline for submitting application for 2019.1

02 November - Holiday – Dia dos mortos (Finados)

15 November - Holiday – Dia da proclamação da República

20 November - Holiday – Consciência Negra

06 December - End of term cocktail 3pm to 5pm

07-09 December - Field Trip to Ilha Grande

20 December - Classes end***

***Dates shown are the end of the final exams, so students may end the course before the dates stipulated

Attention students who are staying for the full academic year: Second-semester classes (i.e., what at PUC will be called 2019.1) start in late February, with final exams in late June and early July. The exact dates won’t be set until some time in November 2018.

Spring 2019

Pro-Seminar

23 January - Arrival with airport pick-up

24 January - Cultural & Academic orientation

25 January - Federal Police (Immigration) registration
The International Office will assist international students with the Federal Police requirements. After the official date, students will be responsible for their own registration. Local Labs Computer RDC building. Students will receive a message with day and time scheduled for each one.

26 January - City Tour (Departure 8am and arrival 6pm. Meeting Point: in front of Bike Racks)

28 January - Pre-term Portuguese Intensive Course - Placement Test/Classes Begin

02-03 February - Field Trip to Paraty (Departure 9am and arrival 6pm. Meeting Point: Bike Racks)

09 February - Field Trip to Petropolis (Departure 8am and arrival 6pm. Meeting Point: Bike Racks)

15 February - Pre-term Portuguese Intensive Course - Classes End

19-26 February - Field Trip to Salvador Bahia

02-06 March - Carnival Break

Regular Term

11 March - Classes begin

March - Drop & add (online) to be scheduled

21 March - Beginning of term cocktail 3pm to 5pm

18-19 April - Holiday break- Semana Santa and Easter

21-23 April - Holiday

27 April - Field trip (Departure 7am and arrival 10pm. Meeting Point: Bike Racks)

1 May - Holiday – Dia do Trabalhador

15-16 June - Field trip to Ilha Grande (Departure 7am and arrival 10pm. Meeting Point: Bike Racks)

20 June - Holiday break - Corpus Christi

27 June - End of term cocktail 3pm to 5pm

11 July - Official class end date; classes will likely end in late June (TBD)