Academic calendar

Departments at the University of Siena have adopted a semester system (approximately from 1st October to 31st January and from 1st March to 31st May).

The academic year is divided in two terms: from October to January, and from March to May. At the end of each term a period of examination is scheduled.

Indicative academic calendar

  • Autumn term (1st semester)

from October 1st till January 20th
Examination period: January 20th – February 28th

  • Spring term (2nd semester)

from March 1st till June 1st
Examination period: June 1st - July 31st


Classes stop for holidays at Christmas and Easter, as well as in summer (from the end of July until the start of the next academic year).

Local and national holidays
1st November
1st December
8th December
25th December
26th December
1st January
6th January
25th April
1st May
2nd June
2nd July
15th August
16th August
All Saints Day
St. Ansano Patron of Siena
Immaculate conception
Boxing Day
New Year’s Day
Liberation Day
Labour Day
Republic Day