Graduate Academic Calendar

The calendar below supplements the university's Three-Year Academic Calendar, which is created primarily for undergraduate use. Many of the dates overlap, but dates highlighted in yellow are specific to Graduate students. For a printable PDF version, click here.

Jump to: Fall 2013 | Spring 2014 | Summer 2014

2013 Fall Term

Date Event
Mid-August December graduation application period opens
August 26 Graduate Orientation General Meeting
August 28 Fall term classes begin
September 16 Add period ends - last day to drop without financial obligation for graduate students
October 10-13 Fall term break (Saturday through Tuesday)
November 9 Homecoming
October 21-November 3 Advance registration for Spring term (all students)
November 28 Thanksgiving recess begins at close of classes
December 2 Thanksgiving recess ends at 8:00 am
December 10 Fall term classes end
December 11-12 Reading Days
December 13-20 Final Examinations
December 20 Fall term ends
Late December May graduation application period opens

2014 Spring Term

Date Event
January 15 Spring term classes begin; Graduate Orientation for Spring
January 20 Martin Luther King Day (Observed; University closed)
February 3 Add period ends - last day to drop without financial obligation for graduate students
March 7 Spring recess begins at close of classes
March 17 Classes resume at 8:00 am
March 24-April6 Advance registration for Fall term and Summer Sessions
April 30 Spring term classes end
May 1-2 Reading Days
May 5-13 Final Examinations
May 17 Alumni Day
May 18 Baccalaureate
May 19 Commencement

2014 Summer Sessions

(Consult this calendar as well: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/calendar)

Date Event
Early May August graduation application period opens
May 27 12-week evening session classes begin
May 27 First Session classes begin
May 26 Memorial Day (no classes)
First week of June Last day to Add/Drop or Change Grade Type (SSI)
July 2 First Session classes end
July 3 Second Session classes begin
July 4 Independence Day Observed (no classes)
Second week of July Last day to Add/Drop or Change Grade Type (SSII)
August 8 Second Session classes end