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Academic calendars

The important dates below are scheduled by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Some deadlines and other dates may be different in other Penn Schools or Colleges.

Fall 2021 academic calendar and deadlines

New Student Orientation See information on orientation dates
Advance registration period Tuesday, April 13 -
Friday, April 23
Classes begin Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day Monday, September 6
(no classes)
Last day to add language courses and writing seminars Friday, September 10
Last day to add a course Tuesday, September 14
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on transcript Tuesday, September 14
Tuition reduction request forms due Tuesday, September 14
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (LPS students must submit a Late Drop Form) Monday, October 11
Fall term break
Saturday classes will not meet
Thursday, October 14 -
Sunday, October 17
Fall term break ends; classes resume Monday, October 18
Last day to change grade type status in a course (LPS students must complete a Grade Type Change Webform) Friday, October 29
Advance registration for spring term Monday, November 1 -
Sunday, November 14
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. (LPS students must complete a withdrawal form) Monday, November 8
Thu/Fri class schedule on Tue/Wed Tuesday, November 23 &
Wednesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break begins at 4:30 p.m.
LPS evening classes will not meet
Wednesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break ends - Classes resume Monday, November 29
Fall term classes end Friday, December 10
Reading days Saturday, December 11 -
Tuesday, December 14
Final examinations Wednesday, December 15 -
Wednesday, December 22
Fall term ends Wednesday, December 22

Spring 2022 academic calendar and deadlines

Advance registration period for the spring term Monday, November 1 -
Sunday, November 14 (2021)
Classes begin (Monday classes on a Wednesday) Wednesday, January 12
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed) Monday, January 17 (no classes)
Last day to add writing or language course Friday, January 21
Tuition reduction request forms due Tuesday, January 25
Last day to add a course Tuesday, January 25
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on the transcript (After this date LPS students must contact the LPS office to drop a course) Tuesday, January 25
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (LPS students must complete a Late Drop Form) Monday, February 21
Spring recess begins at close of classes on Friday, March 4 Saturday, March 5 -
Sunday, March 13
Spring recess ends; classes resume Monday, March 14

Last day to change grade type status in a course (LPS students must complete a Grade Type Change Webform)

Friday, March 18
Registration for summer classes begins Monday, March 21
Advance registration for fall classes Monday, March 21-
Sunday, April 3
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. (LPS students must submit a Withdrawal Form) Monday, March 28
Spring term classes end Wednesday, April 27
Reading days Thursday, April 28 -
Sunday, May 1
Final examinations Monday, May 2 -
Tuesday, May 10
Spring term ends Tuesday, May 10
LPS Graduation Sunday, May 15
University Commencement Monday, May 16