In your role as a course instructor or academic adviser at Bryn Mawr, there is a small possibility that a student’s parents or guardian may contact you directly with concerns about their daughter’s grades, choice of major or preparation for graduate school. Please direct all third party inquiries about an individual student’s academic progress to her academic dean. Your primary relationship is with the student, not her family, and by referring questions and concerns to the dean’s office you are not only protecting your students’ privacy but also preserving the trust in your relationship with them.
All faculty and staff at Bryn Mawr are required to maintain the confidentiality of any student academic records in their possession (including course schedules and grades) by FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). FERPA guidelines allow for the exchange of information among college faculty and staff so that we may do our jobs but do not permit the release of a student’s information to individuals outside the college without her written permission.
The registrar and deans are always available to answer any questions about FERPA or provide advice when you receive requests for information about a student.
Classes begin at Penn
Dorms reopen at 9am
Classes begin at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore
PE registration begins
Confirmation of Registration (first-years)
Labor Day (no classes at Bryn Mawr and Haverford)
Confirmation of Registration (sophomores)
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for first quarter courses (5 pm)
Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for full semester courses (5 pm)
Fall Break (begins after last class on Oct. 9)
Last day of first quarter courses
Second quarter courses (including PE) begin
Last day to add second quarter courses
Preregistration Advising for Spring
Preregistration Period in BiONiC
Last day to drop second quarter courses
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for second quarter courses (5 p.m.)
Thanksgiving Break (begins after last class on Nov. 25)
Last day of classes at Swarthmore and Penn
Last day of classes: all written work due 5 p.m.
Last day of classes at Haverford and Swarthmore
Examination Period (ends at 12:30 pm on December 18)
Dorms close at 6 pm