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Previously Published Academic Calendars
University of Pennsylvania Academic Calendar
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Three-Year Academic Calendar, 2016-2017 through 2018-2019


To view 2016 Spring Term and 2016 Summer Term, please click here.

Fall

2016 Fall Term
2017 Fall Term
2018 Fall Term

Move-in for First-Year & Transfer Students

Wednesday-Thursday August 24-25 August 23-24 August 22-23

New Student Orientation

Thursday-Monday August 25-29 August 24-28 August 23-27

Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation

Monday August 29 August 28 August 27

First Day of Classes

Tuesday August 30 August 29 August 28

Labor Day (no classes)

Monday September 5 September 4 September 3

Course Selection Period ends

Monday September 19 September 18 September 17

Fall Term Break

Thursday-Sunday October 6-9 October 5-8 October 4-7

Drop Period ends

Monday October 10 October 9 October 8
Classes Resume Monday October 10 October 9 October 8
Family Weekend Friday-Sunday October 14-16 (Columbia) October 27-29 (Brown) October 19-21 (Yale)

Advance Registration for Spring Term

Monday-Sunday October 31-November 13 October 30-November 12 October 29-November 11

Last day to withdraw from a course

Friday November 11 November 10 November 9

Homecoming

Saturday October 29 (Brown) November 4 (Princeton) November 10 (Harvard)
Thur-Fri Class Schedule on Tue-Wed November 22-23 November 21-22 November 20-21

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday-Sunday November 24-27 November 23-26 November 22-25
Classes Resume Monday November 28 November 27 November 26

Last day of Classes

Monday December 12 December 11 December 10

Reading Days

Tuesday-Wednesday December 13-14 December 12-13 December 11-12

Final Examinations

Thursday-Thursday December 15-22 December 14-21 December 13-20

Fall Term ends

Thursday December 22 December 21 December 20

Spring

2017 Spring Term
2018 Spring Term
2019 Spring Term

First Day of Classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)

January 11 (Monday classes) January 10 (Monday classes) January 16 (Monday classes)

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

Monday January 16 January 15 January 21

Course Selection Period ends

Monday January 30 January 29 February 4

Drop Period ends

Friday February 17 February 16 February 22

Spring Term Break

Saturday-Sunday March 4-12 March 3-11 March 2-10
Classes Resume Monday March 13 March 12 March 11

Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions

  March 20-April 2 (Mon-Sun) March 19-April 1 (Mon-Sun) March 26-April 8 (Tue-Mon)

Last day to withdraw from a course

  March 24 (Friday) March 23 (Friday) March 30 (Saturday)

Last day of Classes

Wednesday April 26 April 25 May 1

Reading Days

Thursday-Friday April 27-28 April 26-27 May 2-3

Final Examinations

Monday-Tuesday May 1-9 April 30-May 8 May 6-14
Spring Term Ends Tuesday May 9 May 8 May 14

Alumni Day

Saturday May 13 May 12 May 18

Baccalaureate

Sunday May 14 May 13 May 19

Commencement

Monday May 15 May 14 May 20

Summer

2017 Summer
2018 Summer Term
2019 Summer Term

11-Week Session Classes begin

May 22 (Mon) May 21 (Mon) May 28 (Tue)

Session I Classes begin

May 22 (Mon) May 21 (Mon) May 28 (Tue)

Memorial Day Observed (no classes) Monday

May 29 May 28 May 27

Session I Classes end Wednesday

June 28 June 27 July 3

Session II Classes begin

June 29 (Thurs) June 28 (Thurs) July 5 (Fri)

Independence Day Observed (no classes)

July 4 (Tue) July 4 (Wed) July 4 (Thurs)

Session II & 11-Week Session Classes end Friday

August 4 August 3 August 9

 

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: 04/19/16