Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester at JCU!

An Inclusive International Student Community

Welcome to Fall 2021 at JCU!

Fall 2021 Orientation

The John Cabot University community is pleased to welcome new and returning students to the Fall 2021 semester. This term, there are over 1,400 students, including first-time freshmen, transfer, graduate, study abroad, freshmen abroad, and gap year students.

Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, this semester’s entering cohort is the largest in JCU’s history, representing 43 U.S. states, 37 countries, 14 Italian regions, and 55 U.S. universities.

The 37 countries represented are Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.

All 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.

Health and Safety

John Cabot University is pleased to be able to continue offering in-person classes in keeping with the social distancing regulations set forth by the Italian government. As of September 1, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff will require a Green Pass or equivalent vaccine documentation to enter John Cabot University premises.

The University continues to observe rigorous safety protocols including:

  • Before entering any campus premises, all students, faculty, and staff have their temperature taken.
  • Masks are mandatory inside all JCU buildings.
  • Alcohol-based sanitizers are readily available on all premises.

All JCU classrooms are equipped with technology that allows professors to simultaneously teach classes to students in the classroom and to those who may be participating from remote locations.


JCU kicked off the new academic year with numerous activities designed to introduce students to the University and the Eternal City as well as help them to make friends and discover opportunities for involvement on campus.

The following events took place during the five-day Orientation:

Looking Toward 2022

JCU is accepting applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2022. Learn how you can apply as a freshman, transfer, or study abroad student.

Apply now!