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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.

Advance registration period for the spring term Monday, October 28 -
Sunday, November 10 (2019)
Classes begin (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)
Wednesday, January 15
(Monday classes)
Executive MPA on-site weekend Friday, January 17 -
Saturday, January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed) Monday, January 20
(no classes)
Last day to add writing or language course Friday, January 24
Tuition Reduction Request Forms due Tuesday, January 28
Last day to add a course Tuesday, January 28
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 or change grade type: grade to pass/fail; pass/fail to grade; credit to audit; audit to credit.) Tuesday, January 28
Executive MPA on-site weekend Friday, February 21 -
Saturday, February 22
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript. (LPS students must complete a Late Drop Form) Monday, February 24
Spring term break begins at close of classes (LPS classes on Saturday, March 7 will be held and there will be no classes on Saturday, March 14) Saturday, March 7
Spring term break ends; classes resume Monday, March 16
Executive MPA remote weekend Friday, March 27 -
Saturday, March 28
Last day to change grade type status in a course
(Change grade type at Penn In Touch.)
Monday, April 13
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. (LPS students must submit a Withdrawal Form) Monday, April 13
Advance registration opens for fall term and registration for summer classes Tuesday, April 14
Executive MPA remote weekend Friday, April 24 -
Saturday, April 25
Spring term classes end Wednesday, April 29
Reading days Thursday, April 30 - 
Sunday, May 3
Final examinations Monday, May 4 - 
Tuesday, May 12
Spring term ends Tuesday, May 16
University Commencement Monday, May 18
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