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 2014 | Spring 2015 | Summer 2015

2014 Fall Term

Date Event
Mid-August December graduation application period opens
August 25 Graduate Orientation General Meeting
August 27 Fall term classes begin
September 15 Add period ends - last day to drop without financial obligation for graduate students
October 9-12 Fall term break (Saturday through Tuesday)
November 1 Homecoming
October 27-November 9 Advance registration for Spring term (all students)
November 27 Thanksgiving recess begins at close of classes
December 1 Classes resume
December 9 Fall term classes end
December 10-11 Reading Days
December 12-19 Final Examinations
December 19 Fall term ends
Late December May graduation application period opens

2015 Spring Term

Date Event
January 14 Spring term classes begin; Graduate Orientation for Spring
January 19 Martin Luther King Day (Observed; University closed)
February 2 Add period ends - last day to drop without financial obligation for graduate students
March 7 Spring recess begins at close of classes
March 16 Classes resume at 8:00 am
March 23-April 5 Advance registration for Fall term and Summer Sessions
April 29 Spring term classes end
April 30-May 1 Reading Days
May 4-12 Final Examinations
May 16 Alumni Day
May 17 Baccalaureate
May 18 Commencement

2015 Summer Sessions

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

Date Event
Early May August graduation application period opens
May 26 12-week evening session classes begin
May 26 First Session classes begin
May 25 Memorial Day (no classes)
First week of June Last day to Add/Drop or Change Grade Type (SSI)
July 1 First Session classes end
July 2 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 7 Second Session classes end