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Previously Published Academic Calendars
University of Pennsylvania Academic Calendar
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Three-Year Academic Calendar, 2014-2015 through 2016-2017


Fall

2014 Fall Term 2015 Fall Term 2016 Fall Term

Move-in for First-Year & Transfer Students

  August 21-22 (Thur-Fri) August 20-21 (Thur-Fri) August 24-25 (Wed-Thur)

New Student Orientation

Friday-Tuesday August 22-26 August 21-25 August 25-29 (Thur-Mon)

Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation

Tuesday August 26 August 25 August 29 (Mon)

First Day of Classes

Wednesday August 27 August 26 August 30 (Tue)

Labor Day (no classes)

Monday September 1 September 7 September 5

Course Selection Period ends

Monday September 15 September 14 September 19

Drop Period ends

Friday October 3 October 2 October 10 (Mon)

Fall Term Break

Thursday-Sunday October 9-12 October 8-11 October 6-9
Classes Resume Monday October 13 October 12 October 10
Family Weekend Friday-Sunday October 24-26 October 23-25 (Yale) October 14-16 (Columbia)

Advance Registration for Spring Term

Monday-Sunday October 27-November 9 October 26-November 8 October 31-November 13

Last day to withdraw from a course

Friday November 7 November 6 November 11

Homecoming

Saturday November 1 (Brown) November 7 (Princeton) October 29 (Brown)
Thursday/Friday Class Schedule on Tuesday/Wednesday   November 25-26 November 24-25 November 22-23

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday-Sunday November 27-30 November 26-29 November 24-27
Classes Resume Monday December 1 November 30 November 28

Last day of Classes

  December 9 (Tue) December 8 (Tue) December 12 (Mon)

Reading Days

  December 10-11 (Wed-Thu) December 9-10 (Wed-Thu) December 13-14 (Tue-Wed)

Final Examinations

Friday-Friday December 12-19 December 11-18 December 15-22 (Thur-Thur)

Fall Term ends

  December 19 (Fri) December 18 (Fri) December 22 (Thur)

Spring

2015 Spring Term
2016 Spring Term
2017 Spring Term

First Day of Classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)

  January 14 (Monday Classes) January 13 (Monday Classes) January 11 (Monday classes)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Observed
(no classes)

Monday January 19 January 18 January 16

Course Selection Period ends

Monday February 2 February 1 January 30

Drop Period ends

Friday February 20 February 19 February 17

Spring Term Break

Saturday-Sunday March 7-15 March 5-13 March 4-12
Classes Resume Monday March 16 March 14 March 13

Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions

Monday-Sunday March 23-April 5 March 21-April 3 March 20-April 2

Last day to withdraw from a course

Friday March 27 March 25 March 24

Last day of Classes

Wednesday April 29 April 27 April 26

Reading Days

Thursday-Friday April 30-May 1 April 28-29 April 27-28

Final Examinations

Monday-Tuesday May 4-12 May 2-10 May 1-9
Spring Term Ends Tuesday May 12 May 10 May 9

Alumni Day

Saturday May 16 May 14 May 13

Baccalaureate

Sunday May 17 May 15 May 14

Commencement

Monday May 18 May 16 May 15

Summer

2015 Summer
2016 Summer
2017 Summer

11-Week Session Classes begin

May 26 (Tue) May 23 (Mon) May 22 (Mon)

Session I Classes begin

May 26 (Tue) May 23 (Tue) May 22 (Mon)

Memorial Day Observed (no classes) Monday

May 25 May 30 May 29

Session I Classes end Wednesday

July 1 June 29 June 28

Session II Classes begin Thursday

July 2 June 30 June 29

Independence Day Observed (no classes)

July 3-4 (Fri-Sat) July 4 (Mon) July 4 (Tue)

Session II and 12-Week Session Classes end Friday

August 7 August 5 August 4

 

Notes:
Graduate and professional programs follow their own calendars with different registration/drop deadlines, which are typically available on the website of the school or program.

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies may have different registration/drop deadlines. Please visit the LPS website, www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/ for more information

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the first two days of Passover, and Good Friday are religious holidays that affect large numbers of University community members and that fall during the academic year. To view the University's policy regarding these and other holidays, please visit http://provost.upenn.edu/policies/pennbook/2013/02/13/policy-on-secular-and-religious-holidays The University's Three-Year Academic Calendar is subject to change. In the event that changes are made, the latest, most up-to-date version will be posted to Almanac's website, www.upenn.edu/almanac

To find out why these changes—"Thursday-Friday Class Schedule on Tuesday-Wednesday" and "First Day of Classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)"—have happened, please visit
http://provost.upenn.edu/education/calendar

Updated: 8/29/14