JCU Welcomes Spring 2018 Students

Orientation Leaders greet students

Orientation Leaders greet students

The John Cabot University community is pleased to kick off Spring 2018 by welcoming over 1,300 students including undergraduate freshmen, transfer students, study abroad students, gap year students, and freshmen abroad.

New degree-seeking students come from 23 countries, 8 U.S. states, and 11 Italian regions. Visiting students hail from 41 US states, 13 countries, and 115 universities in the United States, Canada, Armenia, Puerto Rico and Egypt. All these students help JCU fulfill its mission of fostering intercultural dialogue and inclusion as they benefit from an international American liberal arts education enriched by the vibrant cultural heritage of Rome.

The Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus

The Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus

This semester also marks the inauguration of the Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus, located in Piazza Belli. The first University-owned property, the new building represents the permanence of John Cabot University in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood and classrooms, administrative offices, and a physics laboratory. It was named for Caroline Critelli Guarini (1900 – 2001), mother the Hon. Frank J. Guarini, former Chairman of the JCU Board of Trustees and generous benefactor of the University.


During this week’s five-day Orientation, students and families participate in multiple events including:

 Welcome sessions designed to introduce them to the University and the urban campus
 Family Orientation Sessions
 Guided tours of the Eternal City and Navigation 101
 Safety Sessions and Immigration steps
 Housing and Residential Life workshops
 Registration for cultural and outdoor Activities and Trips

Signing up for Clubs and OrganizationsCommunity Service  opportunities and Athletics

The JCU community welcomes all new and returning students and wishes everyone a great semester!