Academic Calendar

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. For more information about withdrawal and leave procedures, please visit the Penn LPS Current Students page.

Fall 2024 academic calendar and deadlines

New Student Orientation

See information on orientation dates

Advance registration period

Monday, March 25 -
Monday, April 8

Classes begin

Tuesday, August 27

Labor Day

Monday, September 2
(no classes)

Last day to add language courses and writing seminars

Friday, September 6

Last day to add a course (via Path@Penn)

Tuesday, September 10

Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation (via Path@Penn)

Tuesday, September 10

Fall term break
Saturday classes will not meet

Thursday, October 3 -
Sunday, October 6

Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (via Path@Penn)

Monday, October 7

Fall term break ends; classes resume

Monday, October 7

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

Friday, October 25

Advance registration for spring term

Monday, October 28 -
Monday, November 11

Last day to withdraw from a course
Full financial obligation applies. Transcript to read "W.” (LPS students must complete a Withdrawal Form)

Monday, November 4

Thu/Fri class schedule on Tue/Wed

Tuesday, November 26 &
Wednesday, November 27

Thanksgiving Break begins at 4:30 p.m.
LPS evening classes will not meet

Wednesday, November 27

Thanksgiving Break ends - Classes resume

Monday, December 2

Fall term classes end

Monday, December 9

Reading days

Tuesday, December 10 -
Wednesday, December 11

Final examinations

Thursday, December 12 -
Thursday, December 19

Fall term ends

Thursday, December 19