PennDesign 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

2018 Fall Term

New Student Orientation: Friday, August 24th

Fall Studio & Elective Presentations: Monday, August 27th

First Day of Classes: Tuesday, August 28th

Labor Day (University Closed/No Classes): Monday, September 3rd

Course Add/Drop Period Ends: Monday, September 17th

PennDesign Studio Travel Week: Sunday, September 30th - Sunday, October 7th

Fall Break (University Open/No Classes): Thursday, October 4th - Sunday, October 7th

Advance Registration for Spring 2019: Monday, October 29th - Sunday, November 11th

PennDesign Fall Open House: Monday, November 5, 2018

PennDesign Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 15th

Fall Term Course Schedule Adjustment: Tuesday, November 20th (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 20th **

Fall Term Course Schedule Adjustment: Wednesday, November 21st (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 21st **

Thanksgiving Break (University Closed/No Classes); Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd

Last Day to Withdraw from a fall course: Monday, December 10th 

Fall Term Classes End: Monday, December 10th

Final Reviews and Examinations: Tuesday, December 11th - Thursday, December 20th

Fall Term Ends: Thursday, December 20th

Fall Term Grades Due: Wednesday, January 2nd

 

2019 Spring Term

Spring Studio & Elective Presentations: Tuesday, January 15th

First Day of Classes: Wednesday, January 16th (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 16th. The first meeting of Wednesday courses will occur on Wednesday, January 23rd. **

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (University Closed/No Classes): Monday, January 21st

Course Add/Drop Period Ends: Monday, February 4th 

PennDesign Studio Travel Week: Sunday, February 10th - Sunday, February 17th

PennDesign Lunar New Year: Friday, February 22nd

Spring Break (University Open/No Classes): Saturday, March 2nd - Sunday, March 10th

PennDesign Career Fair: Friday, March 15th - 12noon to 4pm - Houston Hall

Advance Registration for Summer & Fall 2019: Monday, March 18th - Sunday, March 31st

PennDesign Open House: Monday, April 8, 2019

Last Day to Withdraw from a spring course: Wednesday, May 1st

Spring Term Classes End: Wednesday, May 1st

Final Reviews and Examinations: Thursday, May 2nd - Tuesday, May 14th

Spring Term Ends: Tuesday, May 14th

Spring Term Grades Due: Friday, May 17th, 12noon

Year End Show: Friday, May 17th

Alumni and Commencement Weekend Activities: May 17th - May 20th

University of Pennsylvania 263rd Commencement Ceremony: Monday, May 20th