Fall 2021 academic calendar and deadlines

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New Student Orientation See information on orientation dates
Advance registration period Tuesday, April 13 -
Friday, April 23
Classes begin Tuesday, August 31
Labor Day Monday, September 6
(no classes)
Last day to add language courses and writing seminars TBD
Last day to add a course TBD
Last day to drop a course with no financial obligation and no notation on transcript TBD
Tuition reduction request forms due Tuesday, September 14
Last day to drop a course with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript (LPS students must submit a Late Drop Form) TBD
Fall term break
Saturday classes will not meet
Thursday, October 14 -
Sunday, October 17
Fall term break ends; classes resume Monday, October 18
Last day to change grade type status in a course (LPS students must complete a Grade Type Change Webform) TBD
Advance registration for spring term TBD
Last day to withdraw from a course. Full financial obligation applies. (LPS students must complete a withdrawal form) TBD
Thu/Fri class schedule on Tue/Wed Tuesday, November 23 &
Wednesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break begins at 4:30 p.m.
LPS evening classes will not meet
Wednesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break ends - Classes resume Monday, November 29
Fall term classes end Friday, December 10
Reading days Saturday, December 11 -
Tuesday, December 14
Final examinations Wednesday, December 15 -
Wednesday, December 22
Fall term ends Thursday, December 19

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu