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.
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 at Bryn Mawr: all written work due 5 p.m.
Last day of classes at Haverford
Examination Period (ends at 12:30 pm on December 18)
Dorms close at 6 pm