Academic Calendar

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. View the University’s policy regarding these and other 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 the Almanac’s website.

2019 Summer Term

Memorial Day Observed (no classes) Monday May 27
11-Week Session Classes begin Tuesday May 28
Session I Classes begin Tuesday May 28
Session I Classes end Wednesday July 3
Independence Day Observed (no classes) Thursday July 4
Session II Classes begin Friday July 5
Session II & 11-Week Session Classes end Friday August 9

2019 Fall Term

Move-in for First Year Students Wednesday August 21
New Student Orientation Wednesday-Monday August 21-August 26
Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation Monday August 26
First day of classes Tuesday August 27
Labor Day (no classes) Monday September 2
Course Selection Period ends Tuesday September 10
Drop Period ends Monday October 7
Fall term break Thursday-Sunday October 10-13
Classes resume Monday October 14
Grade Type Change Deadline Friday October 25
Advance Registration for Spring Term Monday-Sunday October 28-November 10
Family Weekend Friday-Sunday November 1-3 (Brown)
Last Day to withdraw from a course Monday November 4
Homecoming Saturday November 9 (Cornell)
Thursday/Friday class schedule on Tuesday/Wednesday Tuesday/Wednesday (Thursday/Friday classes) November 26-27
Thanksgiving break Thursday-Sunday November 28-December 1
Classes resume Monday December 2
Last day of classes Monday December 9
Reading days Tuesday-Wednesday December 10-11
Final examinations Thursday-Thursday December 12-19
Fall semester ends Thursday December 19

2020 Spring Term

First day of classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) Wednesday (Monday classes) January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes) Monday January 20
Course Selection Period ends Tuesday January 28
Drop Period ends Monday February 24
Spring term break Saturday-Sunday March 7-15
Classes resume Monday March 16
Grade Type Change Deadline Friday March 20
Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions Monday-Sunday March 23-April 5
Last Day to withdraw from a course Monday March 30
Last day of classes Wednesday April 29
Reading days Thursday-Sunday April 30-May 3
Final examinations Monday-Tuesday May 4-12
Spring semester ends Tuesday May 12
Alumni Day Saturday May 16
Baccalaureate Sunday May 17
Commencement Monday May 18

2020 Summer Term

Memorial Day (no classes) Monday May 25
11-week Session classes begin Tuesday May 26
Session I classes begin Tuesday May 26
Session I Classes end Wednesday July 1
Session II Classes begin Thursday July 2
Independence Day Observed (no classes) Friday July 3
Session II & 11-Week Session classes end Friday August 7

2020 Fall Term

Move-in for First Year Students Wednesday August 26
New Student Orientation Wednesday-Monday August 26-31
Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation Monday August 31
First day of classes Tuesday September 1
Labor Day (no classes) Monday September 7
Course Selection Period ends to be decided
Fall term break Thursday-Sunday October 1-4
Classes resume Monday October 5
Drop Period ends to be decided
Grade Type Change Deadline to be decided
Family Weekend Friday-Sunday October 16-18 (Columbia)
Advance Registration for Spring Term to be decided
Last Day to withdraw from a course to be decided
Homecoming Saturday November 14 (Harvard)
Thursday/Friday class schedule on Tuesday/Wednesday Tuesday/Wednesday (Thursday/Friday classes) November 24-25
Thanksgiving Break Thursday-Sunday November 26-29
Classes resume Monday November 30
Last day of classes Thursday December 10
Reading days Friday-Monday December 11-14
Final examinations Tuesday-Tuesday December 15-22
Fall term ends Tuesday December 22

2021 Spring Term

First day of classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) January 13 (Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes) Monday January 18
Course Selection Period ends to be decided
Drop Period ends to be decided
Spring term break Saturday-Sunday March 6-14
Classes resume Monday March 15
Grade Type Change Deadline to be decided
Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions to be decided
Last Day to withdraw from a course to be decided
Last day of classes Wednesday April 28
Reading days Thursday-Sunday April 29-May 2
Final examinations Monday-Tuesday May 3-11
Spring term ends Tuesday May 11
Alumni Day Saturday May 15
Baccalaureate Sunday May 16
Commencement Monday May 17

2021 Summer Term

11-week Session classes begin Monday May 24
Session I classes begin Monday May 24
Memorial Day observed (no classes) Monday May 31
Session I Classes end Wednesday June 30
Session II Classes begin Thursday July 1
Independence Day Observed (no classes) Monday July 5
Session II & 11-Week Session classes end Friday August 6

2021 Fall Term

Move-in for First Year Students Wednesday August 25
New Student Orientation Wednesday-Monday August 25-30
Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation Monday August 30
First day of classes Tuesday August 31
Labor Day (no classes) Monday September 6
Course Selection Period ends to be decided
Fall term break Thursday-Sunday October 14-17
Classes resume Monday October 18
Drop Period ends to be decided
Grade Type Change Deadline to be decided
Family Weekend Friday-Sunday October 29-31 (Brown)
Advance Registration for Spring Term to be decided
Last Day to withdraw from a course to be decided
Homecoming Saturday November 6 (Cornell)
Thursday/Friday class schedule on Tuesday/Wednesday Tuesday/Wednesday (Thursday/Friday classes) November 23-24
Thanksgiving Break Thursday-Sunday November 25-28
Classes resume Monday November 29
Last day of classes Friday December 10
Reading days Saturday- Tuesday December 11-14
Final examinations Wednesday- Wednesday December 15-22
Fall term ends Wednesday December 22

2022 Spring Term

First day of classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday) January 12 (Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes) Monday January 17
Course Selection Period ends to be decided
Drop Period ends to be decided
Spring term break Saturday-Sunday March 5-13
Classes resume Monday March 14
Grade Type Change Deadline to be decided
Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions to be decided
Last Day to withdraw from a course to be decided
Last day of classes Wednesday April 27
Reading days Thursday-Sunday April 28-May 1
Final examinations Monday-Tuesday May 2-10
Spring term ends Tuesday May 10
Alumni Day Saturday May 14
Baccalaureate Sunday May 15
Commencement Monday May 16

2022 Summer Term

11-week Session classes begin Monday May 23
Session I classes begin Monday May 23
Memorial Day observed (no classes) Monday May 30
Session I Classes end Wednesday June 29
Session II Classes begin Thursday June 30
Independence Day Observed (no classes) Monday July 4
Session II & 11-Week Session classes end Friday August 5

Updated April 30, 2019