PennDesign 2017-2018 Academic Calendar

2017 Fall Term

New Student Orientation: Friday, August 25th

Fall Studio & Elective Presentations: Monday, August 28th

First Day of Classes: Tuesday, August 29th

Labor Day (University Closed/No Classes): Monday, September 4th

Course Add/Drop Period Ends: Monday, September 18th

PennDesign Studio Travel Week: Saturday, September 30th - Sunday, October 8th

Fall Break (University Open/No Classes): Thursday, October 5th - Sunday, October 8th

Advance Registration for Spring 2018: Monday, October 30th - Sunday, November 12th

PennDesign Fall Open House: Monday, November 13th

PennDesign Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 16th

Fall Term Course Schedule Adjustment: Tuesday, November 21st (Thursday courses)

Courses normally scheduled for Tuesday will not meet. Courses normally scheduled for Thursdays will meet at their normally scheduled time and classroom on Tuesday, November 21st

Fall Term Course Schedule Adjustment: Wednesday, November 22nd (Friday courses)

Courses normally scheduled for Wednesday will not meet. Courses nornally scheduled for Fridays will meet at their normally scheduled time and classroom on Wednesday, November 22nd

Thanksgiving Break (University Closed/No Classes); Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th

Fall Term Classes End: Monday, December 11th

Final Reviews and Examinations: Tuesday, December 12th - Thursday, December 21st

Fall Term Ends: Thursday, December 21st

Fall Term Grades Due: Tuesday, January 2nd

 

2018 Spring Term

Spring Studio & Elective Presentations: Tuesday, January 9th

First Day of Classes: Wednesday, January 10th (Monday courses)

Courses normally scheduled for Wednesdays will not meet. Courses normally scheduled for Mondays will meet at their normally scheduled time and classroom on Wednesday, January 10th. The first meeting of Wednesday courses will occur on Wednesday, January 17th.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (University Closed/No Classes): Monday, January 15th

Course Add/Drop Period Ends: Monday, January 29th

PennDesign Studio Travel Week: Saturday, February 10th - Sunday, February 18th

PennDesign Career Fair: TBA

PennDesign Lunar New Year: Friday, February 23rd

Spring Break (University Open/No Classes): Saturday, March 3rd - Sunday, March 11th

Advance Registration for Summer & Fall 2018: Monday, March 19th - Sunday, April 1st

PennDesign Open House: Monday, March 26th

Spring Term Classes End: Wednesday, April 25th

Final Reviews and Examinations: Thursday, April 26th - Tuesday, May 8th

Spring Term Ends: Tuesday, May 8th

Spring Term Grades Due: Friday, May 11th, 12noon

Year End Show: Friday, May 11th

Alumni Day: Saturday, May 12th

PennDesign Awards Ceremony: Saturday, May 12th

PennDesign Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 13th

University of Pennsylvania Commencement Ceremony: Monday, May 14th