University of Pennsylvania Academic Calendar

FALL

2013 FALL TERM

2014 FALL TERM

Move-in for First-year and Transfer Students 

August 23 (Fri)

August 22 (Fri)

New Student Orientation

August 23 – 27 

(Fri-Tue)

August 22 – 26 (Fri-Tue)

Labor Day (no classes) Monday

September 2

September 1

Opening Exercises and 

Freshman Convocation Tuesday

August 27

August 26

First Day of Classes Wednesday

August 28

August 27

Course Selection Period ends Friday

September 13

September 12

Drop Period ends Friday

October 4

October 10

Fall Term Break 

October 10-13 (Thu-Sun)

October 9-12 (Thu-Sun)

Classes Resume 

October 14 (Mon)

October 13 (Mon)

Family Weekend Friday-Sunday

October 4 – 6 (Dartmouth)

October 24 – 26

Homecoming Saturday

November 9 (Princeton)

November 1 (Brown)

Advance Registration for

Spring Term Monday-Sunday

October 21 – November 3

October 20 -

November 2

Last day to withdraw from a course Friday

November 8

October 31

Thu/Fri class schedule on Tue/Wed in 2013 & 2014

November 26 – 27 (Tue-Wed)

November 25-26
(Tue-Wed)

Thanksgiving Break Thursday-Sunday

November 28 – December 1

November 27 – 30 

Classes Resume Monday

December 2

December 1

Last day of Classes 

December 10 (Tue)

December 9 (Tue)

Reading Days 

December 11 – 12 (Wed-Thu)

December 10 – 11 (Wed-Thu)

Final Examinations 

December 13 – 20 

(Fri-Fri)

December 12 – 19 

(Fri-Fri)

Fall Term ends 

December 20 (Fri)

December 19 (Fri)

SPRING

 2014 SPRING TERM            

2015 SPRING TERM

First Day of Classes 

(Mon class schedule on Wed in 2014 & 2015)

January 15 (Monday classes)

January 14 (Monday classes)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Observed (no classes) Monday

January 20

January 19

Course Selection Period ends Monday 

February 3

January 26

Drop Period ends Friday

February 21

February 20

Spring Term Break Saturday-Sunday

March 8 – 16

March 7 – 15

Classes Resume Monday

March 17

March 16

Advance Registration for Fall Term and 

Summer Sessions Monday-Sunday

March 24 – April 6

March 23 – 29

Last day to withdraw from a course Friday

April 4

March 27

Last day of Classes 

April 30 (Wed)

April 29 (Wed)

Reading Days 

May 1 – 2 (Thu-Fri)

April 30 – May 1 

(Thu-Fri)

Final Examinations Monday-Tuesday

May 5 – 13

May 4 – 12

Spring Term ends Tuesday

May 13

May 12

Alumni Day Saturday

May 17

May 16

Baccalaureate Sunday

May 18

May 17

Commencement Monday

May 19

May 18

SUMMER

2014 SUMMER

2015 SUMMER

12-Week Session Classes begin

May 27 (Tue) 11 weeks

May 26 (Tue) 11 weeks

Session I Classes begin 

May 27 (Tue)

May 26 (Tue)

Memorial Day Observed (no clas-ses) 

May 26 (Mon)

May 25 (Mon)

Session I Classes end 

July 2 (Wed)

July 1 (Wed)

Session II Classes begin 

July 3 (Thu)

July 2 (Thu)

Independence Day Observed (no classes) 

July 4 (Fri)

July 4 (Sat)

Session II and 12-Week Session Classes end 

August 8 (Fri)

August 7 (Fri)