University of Pennsylvania Three-Year Academic Calendar, 2010-2011 through 2012-2013

Fall
Move-in and Registration for Transfer Students

2010 Fall Term
Wednesday September 1 September 2 September 2-7 September 6 September 7

2011 Fall Term
August 31 September 1 September 1-6 September 5 September 6

2012 Fall Term
August 29 August 30 August 30-September 4 September 3 September 4

Move-in for First-year Students Thursday New Student Orientation Thursday-Tuesday Labor Day (no classes) Monday Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation Tuesday

First Day of Classes Wednesday Course Selection Period ends Friday Drop Period ends Friday Fall Term Break Saturday-Tuesday Classes Resume Wednesday Family Weekend Friday-Sunday Homecoming Saturday Advance Registration, Spring Term Thanksgiving Break Monday-Sunday Friday Thursday-Sunday

September 8 September 24 October 15 October 9-12 October 13 October 15-17 (Columbia) October 30 (Brown) November 1-14 November 19 November 25-28 November 29 December 10 December 11-14 December 15-22 December 22 January 12 January 17

September 7 September 23 October 14 October 8-11 October 12 October 14-16 November 5 (Princeton) October 31-November 13 November 18 November 24-27 November 28 December 9 December 10-13 December 14-21 December 21 January 11

September 5 September 21 October 12 October 20-23 October 24 October 5-7 (William & Mary) October 27 (Brown) October 29-November 11 November 16 November 22-25 November 26 December 7 December 8-11 December 12-19 December 19 January 9

Last day to withdraw from a course

Classes Resume Monday Fall Term Classes end Friday Reading Days Saturday-Tuesday Final Examinations Wednesday-Wednesday Fall Semester ends

Spring

Wednesday

First Day of Classes Wednesday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes) Monday Course Selection Period ends Monday Drop Period ends Friday Spring Term Break Saturday-Sunday Classes Resume Monday Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Sessions Monday-Sunday Last day to withdraw from a course Friday Spring Term Classes end Tuesday Reading Days Wednesday-Friday Final Examinations Monday-Tuesday Spring Semester ends Tuesday Alumni Day Saturday Baccalaureate Sunday Commencement

2011 Spring Term

2012 Spring Term

2013 Spring Term

January 31 February 18 March 5-13 March 14

January 16

January 30 February 17 March 3-11 March 12

January 21

January 28 February 15 March 2-10 March 11

March 21-April 3 April 1 April 26 April 27-29 May 2-10 May 10 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 23

March 19-April 1 March 30 April 24 April 25-27 April 30-May 8 May 8 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 21

March 18-31

March 29 April 23 April 24-26 April 29-May 7 May 7 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 20

Summer

Monday

12-Week Evening Session Classes begin Monday

2011 Summer

2012 Summer

2013 Summer

First Session Classes begin Monday Memorial Day Observed (no classes) Monday First Session Classes end Friday Second Session Classes begin Tuesday Independence Day Observed (no classes) Second Session; 12-Week Evening Session Classes end
Notes:

May 23 May 30 July 1 July 5 July 4 (Mon) August 12

May 21 May 28 June 29 July 3 July 4 (Wed) August 10

May 20 May 27 June 28 July 2 July 4 (Thurs) August 9

Friday

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 www.vpul.upenn.edu/osl/holidays.html. 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. 

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ALMANAC April 13, 2010