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University of Pennsylvania
Three-Year Academic Calendar,
2002-2003 through 2004-2005

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Fall

2002 Fall Term

2003 Fall Term

2004 Fall Term

Move-in and registration for Transfer Students

Tuesday

August 27

August 26

August 31

Move-in for first-year students; New Student Orientation

Thursday

August 29

August 28

September 2

Labor Day

Monday

September 2

September 1

September 6

New Student Convocation and Opening Exercises; Penn Reading Project

Wednesday

September 4

September 3

September 8

First Day of Classes

Thursday

September 5

September 4

September 9

Add Period Ends

Friday

September 20

September 19

September 24

Drop Period Ends

Friday

October 11

October 10

October 15

Fall Term Break

Friday-Sunday

October 11-13

October 10-12

October 23-24

Family Weekend

Friday-Sunday

October 18-20

October 24-26

October 29-31

Homecoming

Saturday

November 2

November 8

October 16

Advance Registration, Spring Term

Monday-Sunday

October 28-November 10

October 27-November 9

November 1-November 14

Thanksgiving Break Begins at close of classes

Wednesday

November 27

November 26

November 24

Thanksgiving Break Ends 8 a.m.

Monday

December 2

December 1

November 29

Fall Term Classes End

Monday

December 9

December 8

December 10 (Friday)

Reading Days

Tuesday -Thursday

December 10-12

December 9-11

December 13-15 (Mon.-Wed.)

Final Examinations

Friday-Friday

December 13-20

December 12-19

December 16-23 (Thur.-Thur.)

Fall Semester Ends

Friday

December 20

December 19

December 23 (Thursday)

Spring

2003 Spring Term

2004 Spring Term

2005 Spring Term

Spring Semester classes begin

Monday

January 13

January 12

January 11

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed) No classes

Monday

January 20

January 19

January 17

Add Period Ends

Friday

January 24

January 23

January 28

Drop Period Ends

Friday

February 14

February 13

February 18

Spring Break Begins at Close of Classes

Friday

March 7

March 5

March 4

Classes Resume at 8 a.m.

Monday

March 17

March 15

March 14

Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Sessions

Monday-Sunday

March 24-April 6

March 22-April 4

March 21-April 3

Spring Term Classes End

Friday

April 25

April 23

April 22

Reading Days

Monday-Wednesday

April 28-30

April 26-28

April 25-27

Final Examinations

Thursday-Friday

May 1-9

April 29-May 7

April 28-May 6

Alumni Day

Saturday

May 17

May 15

May 14

Baccalaureate

Sunday

May 18

May 16

May 15

Commencement

Monday

May 19

May 17

May 16

Summer

2003 Summer Session

2004 Summer Session

2005 Summer Session

12-Week Evening Session classes begin

Monday

May 19

May 17

May 16

First Session classes begin

Tuesday

May 20

May 18

May 17

Memorial Day (No classes)

Monday

May 26

May 31

May 30

First Session Classes End

Friday

June 27

June 25

June 24

Second Session classes begin

Monday

June 30

June 28

June 27

Independence Day (No classes)

July 4 (Friday)

July 5 (Monday)

July 4 (Monday)

Second Session; 12-Week Evening Session classes End

Friday

August 8

August 6

August 5

Note: 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/ .


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 33, May 7, 2002

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
May 7, 2002
Volume 48 Number 33
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

A memorial gathering will be held at noon today, in remembrance of Shannon Shieber who was killed four years ago today.

This year's Perkins Award goes to a long-time member of the GSFA faculty.
The School of Veterinary Medicine awards to seven members of its faculty.
The Penn's Way 2002 campaign raised over $400,000.
Speaking Out on Bicyclists vs Pedestrians, and Convenience vs. Confidentiality.
Death of Dr. Frederic Roll, emeritus professor of civil engineering.
Reports from the Senate Committee on the Faculty as well as the Senate Committee on Administration, along with Procedures Regarding Misconduct in Research and Policy for Postdoctoral Fellows.
Two faculty are named to the National Academy of Sciences and one to AAAS.
The expanded PENNCard Policy covers emergency events.
The Three-Year Academic Calendar covers through 2004-2005.