Graduate Academic Calendar

The calendar below is to be used by Engineering Graduate, on-campus master’s and PhD, students. Students enrolled in Penn Engineering Online should only consult their calendar.

 

The below calendar supplements the university’s Three-Year Academic Calendar, which is created primarily for undergraduate use. 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.

 

 

2024 Spring Term

Date Event
January 15 Martin Luther King Day Observed
January 18 Spring term classes begin
January 31 Course Selection period– last day to add/swap courses and last day to drop courses to receive a full refund for graduate students
February 23 May Master’s graduation application closes
February 27 Last day to drop a course
March 2-10 Spring Break
March 25 Summer 2024 registration begins
March 25- April 8 Advance registration begins for Fall 2024 (on-campus programs only)
April 2 Last day to withdraw from a course for Spring term
May 1 Last day of class
May 2-5 Reading Days
May 6-14 Final Examinations
May 14 Spring term ends
May 16 Doctoral Graduation Ceremony
May 17 Master’s Graduation Ceremony
May 20 Penn Commencement

2024 Summer Sessions

Date Event
May 27 Memorial Day observed (no classes)
May 28 First Summer Session (SSI) classes begin
May 28 11-week Summer Session classes begin
tba Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (SSI)
June 3 August graduation application period opens
June tba Last day to drop a course with 50% obligation (SSI)
June tba Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (11 week session)
June 19 Juneteenth observed (no classes)
June tba Last day to drop a course with 50% obligation (11 week session)
June 21 Last day to withdraw from a course (SSI)
July 3 First Session (SSI) classes end
July 4 Independence Day observed (no classes)
July 5 Second Session (SSII) classes begin
July tba Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (SSII)
July 8 August graduation application period closes
July tba Last day to drop a course with 50% obligation (SSII)
July tba Last day to withdraw from a course (11 week session)
July tba Last day to withdraw from a course (SSII)
August 9 Second Session (SSII) classes end
August 9 Summer Session (11 week session) classes end
August 9 Degree conferral date

Please note Engineering does not follow the change grade status in Summer sessions listed on the LPS Summer calendar. Please refer to our Summer calendar listed above only. If you have questions, please talk to Graduate Engineering advisors.

 

2023 Fall Term

 

Date Event
August 25 New Student Orientation
August 29 Fall term classes begin
September 4 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 12 Course Selection period- last day to add courses and last day to drop courses to receive a full refund for graduate students.
September 25 Master’s December graduation application period opens
October 12-15 Fall term break (Thursday through Sunday)
October 9 Last day to drop a course
Oct 30-Nov 13 Advanced Registration for Spring 2024 (on-campus programs only)
November 6 Last day to withdraw from a course for Fall term
November 17 Master’s December Graduation Application closes
November 23-26 Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)
December 11 Fall term classes end
December 12-13 Reading Days
December 18 May Master’s graduation application opens
December 14-21 Final Examinations
December 21 Fall term ends
December 21 Degree conferral date
Dec. 24- Jan. 2 University closed for Winter Break