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)