The Honor Code embodies the ideals and values according to which both academic and social life at Bryn Mawr ought to be conducted. The Honor Code assumes that students are trustworthy, that they will live and work with integrity. This assumption confers a number of privileges upon students. The most tangible of these are unproctored self-scheduled and take-home exams; a less tangible but more far-reaching privilege has to do with an environment of self-governance, mutual trust, and dialogue. Clearly, such privileges carry with them enormous responsibility: to live with integrity, to speak honestly to others even when to do so is not easy, to hear what others are saying when that, too, is not easy.
The Honor Board has the primary responsibility for ensuring that all Bryn Mawr students are educated about their responsibilities as members of a community governed according to an honor code. Alleged violations of the code are handled by the Honor Board. While the Board is run by students, the deans participate in this process in a variety of ways: the Dean of the Undergraduate College is an ex officio member of the Academic Honor Board; a student who is brought before the Academic Honor Board is accompanied by her dean; and finally, both students and faculty members will sometimes talk with deans about the implications of the Honor Code for the conduct of academic and social life at the College.
Because of the Honor Code's centrality to campus life, it is each student's responsibility to familiarize herself with its basic provisions, to consult it whenever she is uncertain, and to bring her questions to the members of the Honor Board.
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)
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