Declaring a major is part of the overall Sophomore Planning Process.
Before preregistration ends in the spring of
your sophomore year, you will be expected to
choose a major subject. You will create a Major Work Plan (in your
BIONIC Student Center) and review with your departmental major adviser.
Many resources are available to
assist you in choosing a major. For more information, please consult the Sophomore Planning Process.
Each department's pages within the catalog present its academic focus and summarize the requirements for the
major. Department websites will also include this information,
along with supplemental materials that will give you a more in-depth
view of the field. You should read these materials for all the
departments you are considering.
Departments will also hold Major Teas each semester. These information sessions are opportunities to meet faculty and student majors in a department and learn more about the field of study.
Dorms open for returning students at 9:00am
First day of classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore
BIONIC reopens and PE registration begins (8:00am)
First day of classes at Penn
Labor Day (No Classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford or Penn, Classes at Swarthmore)
PE classes begin
Confirmation of Registration for returning students
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for first-quarter classes (deadline at 5:00pm)
Last day to drop a fifth class
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for semester-long classes (deadline at 5:00pm)
Fall break begins after last class
Fall break ends at 8am
First-quarter (including PE) classes end
Second-quarter classes (including PE) begin
Last day to add a second quarter class
Last day to drop a second quarter class
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for second quarter classes
Pre-registration for Spring 2017
Thanksgiving vacation begins after last class
Thanksgiving vacation ends at 8:00am
Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr
Winter Break Begins. Dorms close at 6:00pm