On some days, your first class might begin as early as 8 or 8:30 a.m., and on other days late morning or early afternoon. You will receive a detailed class schedule from the dean of your college and you will have a thorough academic orientation during your first couple of weeks in Rome.
Rome is full of churches. There is an early morning mass at the Angelicum that starts at 7:50 a.m. There also is an early morning mass at St. Peter's that starts at 7 a.m. (You can take the tram #19 or simply walk.) The closest church to our campus is Cristo Re; the Mass is in Italian. We also have a chapel in the residence that is open 24 hours a day where you can go to pray or reflect. Past students have compiled a list of churches and Mass times for your convenience.
For various reasons, such as safety, security and program expectations, we lock the front door of the residence at 11:30 p.m. on weekdays (Monday through Thursday) and at 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Internet connection in student rooms is not available; however, we encourage you to bring a laptop, if you have one, for academic work in your rooms or in other public areas in the building. Students can access the Internet in the computer lab.
We serve a typical Italian continental breakfast at Bernardi. This includes cereal (e.g., plain cornflakes, Coco Krispies and All Bran flakes), milk, juice, coffee, tea, fruit, pastries, different flavored yogurt, bread or a roll, butter, cheese, jam and fresh fruit.