Information for the Class of 2025

Welcome, Class of 2025! This website will provide you with important information to help you make the most of your first year at Penn. You will be hearing from the Undergraduate Division about next steps in early June. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at with any questions.

August 2021

August 25, 2021: Move-in for First-Year Students

August 25-30: New Student Orientation (NSO)

August 30: Wharton NSO

August 30: Convocation

August 31: First Day of Fall Classes

September 2021

September 6: Labor Day (no classes)

September 14: Course Selection Period Ends

October 2021

October 11: Drop Period ends

October 14-17: Fall Break

October 29: Last Day to Change Grade Type

October 29-31: Family Weekend

November 2021

November 1-14: Advance Registration for Spring Term

November 6: Homecoming

November 8: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course¹

November 23: Follow Thursday Class Schedule

November 24: Follow Friday Class Schedule

November 25-28: Thanksgiving Break

December 2021

December 10: Last Day of Classes

December 15-22: Final Examinations

December 22: Fall Term Ends

January 2022

January 12, 2022: First Day of Spring Classes

January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes)

January 25: Course Selection (Add) Period Ends

February 2022

February 21: Drop Period Ends

March 2022

March 5-13: Spring Break

March 18: Last Day to Change a Grade Type

March 21 – April 3: Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions

March 28: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course

April 2022

April 27: Last Day of Classes

April 28-May 1: Reading Days

May 2022

May 2-10: Final Examinations

May 10: Spring Term Ends

May 15: Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

May 15: Baccalaureate

May 16Penn Commencement

¹ Please note that some courses have earlier withdrawal deadlines.  Students must abide by deadlines and policies published by faculty.