University of Pennsylvania Academic Calendar

FALL2013 FALL TERM2014 FALL TERM
Move-in for First-year and Transfer StudentsAugust 23 (Fri)August 22 (Fri)
New Student OrientationAugust 23 – 27

(Fri-Tue)

August 22 – 26 (Fri-Tue)
Labor Day (no classes) MondaySeptember 2September 1
Opening Exercises and

Freshman Convocation Tuesday

August 27August 26
First Day of Classes WednesdayAugust 28August 27
Course Selection Period ends FridaySeptember 13September 12
Drop Period ends FridayOctober 4October 10
Fall Term BreakOctober 10-13 (Thu-Sun)October 9-12 (Thu-Sun)
Classes ResumeOctober 14 (Mon)October 13 (Mon)
Family Weekend Friday-SundayOctober 4 – 6 (Dartmouth)October 24 – 26
Homecoming SaturdayNovember 9 (Princeton)November 1 (Brown)
Advance Registration for

Spring Term Monday-Sunday

October 21 – November 3October 20 –

November 2

Last day to withdraw from a course FridayNovember 8October 31
Thu/Fri class schedule on Tue/Wed in 2013 & 2014November 26 – 27 (Tue-Wed)November 25-26
(Tue-Wed)
Thanksgiving Break Thursday-SundayNovember 28 – December 1November 27 – 30
Classes Resume MondayDecember 2December 1
Last day of ClassesDecember 10 (Tue)December 9 (Tue)
Reading DaysDecember 11 – 12 (Wed-Thu)December 10 – 11 (Wed-Thu)
Final ExaminationsDecember 13 – 20

(Fri-Fri)

December 12 – 19

(Fri-Fri)

Fall Term endsDecember 20 (Fri)December 19 (Fri)
SPRING 2014 SPRING TERM2015 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 20January 19
Course Selection Period ends MondayFebruary 3January 26
Drop Period ends FridayFebruary 21February 20
Spring Term Break Saturday-SundayMarch 8 – 16March 7 – 15
Classes Resume MondayMarch 17March 16
Advance Registration for Fall Term and

Summer Sessions Monday-Sunday

March 24 – April 6March 23 – 29
Last day to withdraw from a course FridayApril 4March 27
Last day of ClassesApril 30 (Wed)April 29 (Wed)
Reading DaysMay 1 – 2 (Thu-Fri)April 30 – May 1

(Thu-Fri)

Final Examinations Monday-TuesdayMay 5 – 13May 4 – 12
Spring Term ends TuesdayMay 13May 12
Alumni Day SaturdayMay 17May 16
Baccalaureate SundayMay 18May 17
Commencement MondayMay 19May 18
SUMMER2014 SUMMER2015 SUMMER
12-Week Session Classes beginMay 27 (Tue) 11 weeksMay 26 (Tue) 11 weeks
Session I Classes beginMay 27 (Tue)May 26 (Tue)
Memorial Day Observed (no clas-ses)May 26 (Mon)May 25 (Mon)
Session I Classes endJuly 2 (Wed)July 1 (Wed)
Session II Classes beginJuly 3 (Thu)July 2 (Thu)
Independence Day Observed (no classes)July 4 (Fri)July 4 (Sat)
Session II and 12-Week Session Classes endAugust 8 (Fri)August 7 (Fri)

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