April 12, 2021
Friday, February 12; Tuesday, March 30; and Monday, April 12 will have neither course assessments nor asynchronous classes. They will offer self-directed activities that advance our community, both to engage with Philadelphia for our Year of Civic Engagement and to explore opportunities and faculty expertise at Penn, including asynchronous preceptorials and other events with campus organizations.
This schedule – including the two days of Spring Break on Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11 – preserves five weekdays off in the spring semester, while spreading them across the term to provide consistent breaks and still discourage travel during the pandemic. This also will help us reaffirm our Penn and Philadelphia communities at a time when we need these connections more than ever. In the new semester, the University will follow up with more details about these activities and initiatives.