Academic Calender

Upenn Academic Calendar 2023-2024

The University of Pennsylvania, commonly known as UPenn, is a prestigious Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Renowned for its strong academic reputation and rigorous education across various disciplines, UPenn offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including business, law, medicine, engineering, and liberal arts. With a vibrant campus and a diverse student body, UPenn fosters a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment, encouraging students to cultivate their passions, explore interdisciplinary studies, and engage in research and community involvement. UPenn’s rich history, cutting-edge research facilities, and prominent faculty contribute to its reputation as a top-tier institution in higher education.

Upenn Academic Calendar 2023-2024 includes registration dates, add/drop dates, exam dates, holiday schedules, and other important dates. The University of Pennsylvania operates on a semester system, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

MLK, Jr. Day observed (no classes) January 15
First day of classes January 18
Course Selection Period ends January 31
Drop Period ends February 27
Spring Term Break March 2-10
Classes resume March 11
Grade Type Change Deadline March 22
Advance Registration for Fall Term March 25-April 8
Registration for Summer Session Begins March 25
Last day to withdraw from a course April 2
Last day of classes May 1
Reading Days May 2-5
Final Examinations May 6-14
Spring Term ends May 14
Alumni Day May 18
Baccalaureate May 19
Commencement May 20
Memorial Day observed (no classes) May 27
11-Week Session classes begin May 28
Session I classes begin May 28
Juneteenth (no classes) June 19
Session I classes end July 3
Independence Day observed (no classes) July 4
Session II classes begin July 5
Session II & 11-Week Session classes end August 9
Move-in Information More Information
New Student Orientation August 21-26
Second-Year Orientation August 25-30
Opening Exercises and Convocation August 26
First day of classes August 27
Labor Day (no classes) September 2
Course Selection Period ends (to be decided)
Fall Term Break October 3-6
Classes resume October 7
Drop Period ends (to be decided)
Indigenous People’s Day (University open; Classes in session) October 14
Grade Type Change Deadline (to be decided)
Family Weekend October 25-27 (Yale)
Advance Registration for Spring Term (to be decided)
Last day to withdraw from a course (to be decided)
Homecoming November 16 (Harvard)
Thur-Fri class schedule on Tue-Wed November 26-27
Thanksgiving Break November 28-December 1
Classes resume December 2
Last day of classes December 9
Reading Days December 10-11
Final Examinations December 12-19
Fall Term ends


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