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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.

New Student Orientation See information on orientation dates
Advance registration period Tuesday, April 14 -
Friday, April 24
Classes begin Tuesday, September 1
Labor Day Monday, September 7
(no classes)
Last day to add language courses and writing seminars Friday, September 11
Last day to add a course Tuesday, September 15
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on transcript Tuesday, September 15
Tuition Reduction Request Forms due Tuesday, September 15
Fall term break
Saturday classes will not meet
Thursday, October 1 -
Sunday, October 4
Fall term break ends; classes resume Monday, October 5
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 12
Last day to change grade type status in a course (E-mail: lps@sas.upenn.edu with your grade type change request.) Friday, October 30
Advance registration for Spring term Monday, November 2 -
Sunday, November 15
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies (LPS students must complete a Withdrawal Form) Monday, November 9
Thu/Fri class schedule on Tue/Wed Tuesday, November 24 &
Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving break begins at 4:30 p.m.
LPS evening classes will not meet.
Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving break ends; classes resume Monday, November 30
Fall term classes end Thursday, December 10
Reading days Friday, December 11 -
Monday, December 14
Final examinations Tuesday, December 15 -
Tuesday, December 22
Fall term ends Tuesday, December 22
Advance registration period for the spring term Monday, November 30 -
Monday, December 7 (2020)
Classes begin (regular Wednesday classes) Wednesday, January 13
January Executive Weekend Friday, January 15 -
Saturday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed Monday, January 18
Tuition reduction request forms due Tuesday, February 2
Last day to add a course Tuesday, February 2
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, February 2
February Executive Weekend Friday, February 19 -
Saturday, February 20
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (LPS students must complete a Late Drop Form) Monday, March 1
Spring recess begins at close of classes on Tuesday, March 9 Saturday, March 6 -
Sunday, March 14
Spring recess ends; classes resume Monday, March 15
March Executive Weekend Friday, March 19 -
Saturday, March 20
Last day to change grade type status in a course (Submit a request form at https://srfs.upenn.edu/grade-type-change) Friday, March 19
Advance registration for fall and registration for summer classes Monday, March 22 -
Sunday, April 4
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. (LPS students must submit a withdrawal form) Monday, March 29
April Executive Weekend Friday, April 23 -
Saturday, April 24
Spring term classes end Thursday, April 29
Reading days Friday, April 30 -
Monday, May 3
Final examinations Tuesday, May 4 -
Tuesday, May 11
Spring term ends Tuesday, May 11
Fels Graduation Sunday, May 16
University Commencement Monday, May 17
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