Graduate Academic Calendar

The calendar below is to be used by Engineering Graduate, on-campus master’s and PhD, students and supplements the university’s Three-Year Academic Calendar, which is created primarily for undergraduate use. Students enrolled in Penn Engineering Online Learning should consult their calendar here.

Students enrolled in the Accelerated Master’s degree and still have not graduated with the undergrad degree, must follow undergrad deadlines for their home school. External 4+1 accelerated master’s students should discuss deadlines with their home school and Graduate Engineering Advisors to stay compliant with the 4+1 policies between the institutions.

 

 

2022 Summer Sessions

Date Event
May 23 11-week evening session classes begin
May 23 First Summer Session (SSI) classes begin
May 30 Memorial Day observed (no classes)
TBD August graduation application period opens
May 31 Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (SSI)
June 7 Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (11 week session)
June 20 Juneteenth observed (no classes)
June 22 Last day to withdraw from a course (SSI)
June 29 First Session (SSI) classes end
June 30 Second Session (SSII) classes begin
July 4 Independence Day observed (no classes)
TBD August graduation application period closes
July 7 Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (SSII)
July 25 Last day to withdraw from a course (11 week session)
July 29 Last day to withdraw from a course (SSII)
August 5 Second Session (SSII) classes end
August 5 Summer Session (11 week session) classes end

Please note Engineering does not participate in the 50% drop financial obligation or change grade status in Summer sessions listed on the LPS Summer calendar. The dates with the asterisks above are the final dates to drop a course with 100% tuition refund; no exceptions. If you have questions, please talk to Graduate Engineering advisors.

 

2022 Fall Term

 

Date Event
August 25 New Student Orientation
August 30 Fall term classes begin
September 5 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 13 Course Selection period, drop/add course deadline– last day to add courses and drop courses (without financial obligation) for graduate students
September (TBD) Master’s December graduation application period opens
October 6-9 Fall term break (Thursday through Sunday)
Oct. 31 -Nov 13 Advanced Registration for Spring 2023 (on-campus programs only)
November (TBD) Master’s December Graduation Application closes
November 24-27 Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)
December 11 Last day to withdraw from a course for Fall term
December 12 Fall term classes end
December 13-14 Reading Days
December (TBD) May Master’s graduation application opens
December 15-22 Final Examinations
December 22 Fall term ends
Dec. 24- Jan. 1 University closed for Winter Break

2023 Spring Term

Date Event
January 11 Spring term classes begin (Monday classes)
January 16 Martin Luther King Day Observed (no classes)
January 24 Course Selection period/course drop add deadline – last day to add courses and drop courses (without financial obligation) for graduate students
January (TBD) May Master’s graduation application closes
March 4-12 Spring Break
March 20 Summer 2022 registration begins
March 20- April 2 Advance registration begins for Fall 2022 (on-campus programs only)
April 25 Last day to withdraw from a course for Spring term
April 26 Last day of class
April 27-30 Reading Days
May 1-9 Final Examinations
May 9 Spring term ends
May 11 (tentative) PhD Hooding Graduation Ceremony
May 12 (tentative) Master’s Graduation Ceremony
May 15 Penn Commencement