The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Q&A with Sylvian Fachard
  • From the Field The American School's Mellon Professor Sylvian Fachard tells us what he is excited about in his first year teaching as Mellon Professor, his research interests, and what it was like to see the Olympic flame pass through Greece in this extended Q and A.
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ASCSA General Academic Calendar, 2017-2018

     September 8
Loring Hall opens (Regular Members
should arrive by September 11)                                                  
     September 10 (Sun)
Opening Pizza Party
     September 11-15
Orientation Week
     September 18-October 1
Trip I (Western and Northern Greece: Fachard)
     October 9-18
Trip II (Deep Peloponnese: Neils)
     October 25-November 4
Trip III (Central Greece: Fachard)
     November 12-20
Trip IV (Crete: Rogers)
     * Note

School trip schedules are subject to change


     WINTER TERM          
     November 22-27
Thanksgiving Holiday
     November 27
Winter term begins
Mondays: Whitehead Seminar #1
Tuesdays: Morning on-site in Athens
Wednesdays: Attica day trips
Thursdays: Whitehead Seminar #2
Fridays: Morning on-site in Athens
     December 16 (Sat) 
Winter break begins (Regular Members should not
plan to leave before this date)
     January 4-7
AIA/SCS Meetings, Boston
     January 9 (Tues)
Regular Members should return by this date
     February 4-14
*Trip V (Corinthia and Argolid: Pfaff)
     February 19
Clean Monday (ASCSA Holiday)
     March 2-4
Lokris & Euboia Trip (Fachard)
     March 9 ASCSA Open Meeting
     March 24
Winter term ends(Regular Members should be in
residence until this date)
     SPRING TERM             
     April 1-5        
     April 6-10
    *Optional Trip 1 (Delos and Cyclades)
    Orthodox Easter (Sunday, April 8) - ASCSA Holiday
     April 9- May 4
     May 6-June 1
     June 3-June 29
    Excavation sessions at Corinth
    Session 1
    Session 2
    Session 3
    *May     Optional Trip 2: South Italy
    May 25 (Fri)

   Spring Term ends/Vacate Rooms in Loring Hall
   on or before May 25. Corinth is open to members
   excavating here until June 29.

The starting and ending dates of the trips are subject to change.