The academic year usually starts in November and ends in October of the following year.
Timetables and locations of diploma and laurea courses, specialization schools, and specialcourses are put up on each Faculty noticeboard.
For semestral courses, the first semester starts at the beginning of October, the second at the beginning of March (for precise information consult the relevant "Guida della Facoltà").
As a rule, exams can be taken in summer, autumn or winter sessions. The calendar of exams can be found on the noticeboard of each Faculty.
The student has to get in touch with the professor in charge of his/her exchange as soon as possible.