Information for the Class of 2022

Welcome and congratulations! Keep an eye on your email and the important dates on this page to help you make the most of your senior year and graduate on time.

Seniors must register to participate in the Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Students must submit the RSVP form by Thursday, April 7. If you do not submit the form, you will not have a seat reserved for you at the ceremony and your name will not be called.

The University of Pennsylvania’s 266th Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Important Dates and Events

Please note that 0.5 CU Wharton courses have different deadlines. More information can be found here.

August 2021

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 15: Delayed Move-in for Campus Housing

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

January 19: Deadline for May and August 2022 graduates to submit the diploma application

January 24: First Day of In-Person 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 Course¹

April 2022

April 7: Deadline to register to participate in the Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

April 18: Summer Course Registration Begins

April 18-May 1: Advance Registration for Fall 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 10: Baccalaureate Ceremony

May 15: Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

May 16Penn Commencement

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