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Three-Year Academic Calendar,
2001-2002 through 2003-2004

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2001 Fall Term

2002 Fall Term

2003 Fall Term

Move-in and registration for Transfer Students Tuesday August 28 August 27 August 26
Move-in for first-year students; New Student Orientation Thursday August 30 August 29 August 28
Labor Day Monday September 3 September 2 September 1
New Student Convocation and Opening Exercises; Penn Reading Project Wednesday September 5 September 4 September 3
First Day of Classes Thursday September 6 September 5 September 4
Add Period Ends Friday September 21 September 20 September 19
Drop Period Ends Friday October 12 October 11 October 10
Fall Term Break Friday- Sunday October 12-14 October 11-13 October 10-12
Family Weekend Friday- Sunday October 5-7 October 18-20 October 24-26
Homecoming Saturday November 3 November 2 November 8
Advance Registration, Spring Term Monday-Sunday October 29-November 11 October 28-November 10 October 27-November 9
Thanksgiving Break Begins at close of classes Wednesday November 21 November 27 November 26
Thanksgiving Break Ends at 8 a.m. Monday November 26 December 2 December 1
Fall Term Classes End Monday December 10 December 9 December 8
Reading Days Tuesday -Thursday December 11-13 December 10-12 December 9-11
Final Examinations Friday-Friday December 14-21 December 13-20 December 12-19
Fall Semester Ends Friday December 21 December 20 December 19



2002 Spring Term

2003 Spring Term

2004 Spring Term

Registration for UndergraduateTransfer Students Thursday- Friday January 3-4 January 9-10 January 8-9
Spring Semester classes begin Monday January 7 January 13 January 12
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed) Monday January 21 January 20 January 19
Add Period Ends Friday January 18 January 24 January 23
Drop Period Ends Friday February 8 February 14 February 13
Spring Break Begins at Close of Classes Friday March 8 March 7 March 5
Classes Resume at 8 a.m. Monday March 18 March 17 March 15
Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Sessions Monday- Sunday March 25-April 7 March 24-April 6 March 22-April 4
Spring Term Classes End Friday April 19 April 25 April 23
Reading Days Monday- Wednesday April 22-24 April 28-30 April 26-28
Final Examinations Thursday- Friday April 25-May 3 May 1-9 April 29-May 7
Alumni Day Saturday May 11 May 17 May 15
Baccalaureate Sunday May 12 May 18 May 16
Commencement Monday May 13* May 19 May 17



2002 Summer Session

2003 Summer Session

2004 Summer Session

12-Week Evening Session classes begin Monday May 20 May 19 May 17
First Session classes begin - May 20 (Monday) May 20 (Tuesday) May 18 (Tuesday)
Memorial Day (no classes) Monday May 27 May 26 May 31
First Session classes end Friday June 28 June 27 June 25
Second Session classes begin Monday July 1 June 30 June 28
Independence Day (no classes) - July 4 (Thursday) July 4 (Friday) July 5 (Monday)
Second Session; 12-Week Evening Session classes end Friday August 9 August 8 August 6

* Please note: Commencement 2002 is on May 13, one week eariler than usual


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 21, February 5, 2002


February 5, 2002
Volume 48 Number 21

The first Neal Nathanson Lecture will be given next week by Dr. Stanley Prusiner, Nobel Laureate and Penn alumnus.
After four years at the helm of the College House Program, Dr. David Brownlee steps down as director and turns over the wheel to a fellow faculty master.
When is Spring Recess? Well, now it is Spring Break--at least on the Academic Calendar--to be consistent with Fall Break.
Mix more than a dozen committees, a multi-year timeline, five institutional goals, six academic priorities, and several organizational priorities and the result is a new Strategic Plan which will soon be published For Comment.
The Council Committee on Communications reports on its findings from a one-year review of the Policy on Privacy in the Electronic Environment.
Improving pedestrian safety is a multi-step challenge.
Environmental Health and Radiation Safety offers information, thermometer exchange, and training for employees who handle hazardous substances.
Researchers make discoveries concerning King Midas, kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease, immune system and major depressive disorder.
The University Research Foundation's latest awards go to 48 projects--from The Art of Urbanism in Feudal Aquitaine to Evaluating a Hospital Quality Improvement Model for Developing Countries.
Discounted tickets are available to attend Annenberg Center events and a Basketball Game at the Palestra.
Penn Public Safety Institute provides the community with a glimpse of police work from behind-the-scenes; the next program begins tomorrow. Apply now.