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.

 

2021 Fall Term

 

Date Event
August 24 Graduate Orientation
August 31 Fall term classes begin
September 6 Labor Day Holiday (University closed)
September 14 Course Selection period, drop/add course deadline– last day to add courses and drop courses (without financial obligation) for graduate students
September 20 Master’s December graduation application period opens
October 14-17 Fall term break (Thursday through Sunday)
November 1-14 Advanced Registration for Spring 2022 (all students)
November 15 Master’s December Graduation Application closes
November 25-28 Thanksgiving Recess (University closed)
December 9 Last day to withdraw from a course for Fall term
December 10 Fall term classes end
December 11-14 Reading Days
December 14 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

2022 Spring Term

Date Event
January 12 Spring term classes begin (Monday classes)
January 17 Martin Luther King Day (Observed; University closed)
TBA May Master’s graduation application closes
January 25 Course Selection period/course drop add deadline – last day to add courses and drop courses (without financial obligation) for graduate students
March 5-13 Spring Break
March 21-April 3 Advance registration begins for Summer/Fall Sessions
April 26 Last day to withdraw from a course for Spring term
April 27 Last day of class
April 28-May 1 Reading Days
May 2-10 Final Examinations
May 10 Spring term ends

2021 Summer Sessions

Date Event
May 10 Online Learning (CITO Master’s) classes begin
May 24 11-week evening session classes begin
May 24 First Summer Session (SSI) classes begin
May 31 Memorial Day observed
Early June August graduation application period opens
June 1* Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (SSI) and CITO (online learning)
June 8* Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (11 week session)
June 23 Last day to withdraw from a course (SSI)
June 30 First Session (SSI) classes end
July 1 Second Session (SSII) classes begin
July 5 Independence Day observed (no classes)
July 8* Last day to Add/Drop a course without financial implications (SSII)
July 26 Last day to withdraw from a course (11 week session)
July 30 Last day to withdraw from a course (SSII)
August 11 Last day to withdraw from a course CITO (online learning)
August 6 Second Session (SSII) classes end
August 6 Summer Session (11 week session) classes end
August 15 CITO (online learning) 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 RAS advisors.

 

Students enrolled in Penn Engineering’s Online Learning Master’s programs should consult their calendar specifically:
Computer and Information Technology