2020-21 Academic Year at a Glance
This schedule was updated April 30, 2021, and is subject to change.
Important Spring 2021 details of note:
- Monday, April 26-Friday, May 14: Undergraduate Advising and Pre-Registration
- Thursday, May 13: Last Day of Class
- May 14: Reading Day
- May 15-22: Final Exams
- Sunday, May 16: May Day.
- Saturday, May 29: Commencement
- Friday, June 4: Final grades due.
Fall 2020 Semester
July (first week): Fall tuition bills posted.
Aug. 15: Fall tuition bill payment due.
Late August: Move-In dates TBA.
Aug. 31-Sept. 7: "Week Zero" Open registration period for schedule adjustment only – virtual “Shopping” week.
Sept. 7: Labor Day: No classes at Bryn Mawr or Haverford. Classes will be held at Swarthmore.
Sept. 8: Bryn Mawr and Haverford classes, including PE, begin.
Sept. 16: End of Add/Drop Period.
Sept. 25: Last day to declare Cr/NC for first quarter courses (5 p.m.).
Oct. 16: Last day to declare Cr/NC for full semester courses (5 p.m.). PE (except PE Dance) courses end.
Oct. 25: First quarter courses end.
Oct. 26: Second quarter courses begin.
Oct. 30: Last day to add a second quarter course.
Nov. 3: Registrar's Office will be closed.
Nov. 6: Last day to drop a second quarter course.
Nov. 16-20: Spring 2021 Pre-Registration.
Nov. 20: Credit/No Credit policy has been updated for Academic Year 2020-2021.
Nov. 21: Thanksgiving Break begins after last class. In-person instruction ends. [The Thanksgiving Break replaces Fall Break this semester. There will be no Fall Break 2020.]
Nov. 21-25: Dorms close, move-out by appointment, details TBD.
Nov. 29: Classes resume (8 a.m.) - remote instruction for all courses through end of the semester.
December (first week): Spring tuition bill posted.
Dec. 8: Last day of classes at Swarthmore (Exams: Dec. 11-19).
Dec. 10: Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr & Haverford; all written work due 5 p.m.
Dec. 11: Optional teaching day. Classes scheduled on Friday and makeup classes may be held.
Dec. 12-13: Review period. Makeup classes may be scheduled.
Dec. 13: Student-scheduled exams (take-homes, papers, projects, etc.) may be taken.
Dec. 14-18: Examination period (ends at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 18).. NO CLASSES MAY BE HELD.
Dec. 18: Winter break begins.
Dec. 24-Jan 3: Bryn Mawr College closed for the Winter Break.
Spring 2021 Semester
All Spring Semester Dates are Tentative
Jan. 2: Spring tuition bill payment due.
Jan 7: Fall grades due.
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Day.
Jan. 20: Classes begin at Penn.
TBD: Dorms open by appointment through Residential Life.
Feb. 10: First day of classes at Swarthmore.
Feb. 12: First Day of Class: Classes begin at Bryn Mawr and Haverford.
Feb. 19: Add/Drop Period ends.
Feb 26: Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford.
TBD: Welcome the First Years Week.
Mar. 24-28: Swarthmore Spring Break.
Mar. 25: First quarter (PE TBD) courses end.
Mar. 27-30: "Pause" in Spring semester.
Apr. 2: Second quarter (PE TBD) courses begin.
Apr. 9: Last day to add/drop a second quarter course.
Apr. 26-May 14: Undergraduate Advising and Pre-Registration
April 29: Last day of classes at the University of Pennsylvania.
May 13: Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore. All written work due 5 p.m.
May 14: Review period
May 15-22: Final Exams
May 16: May Day.
May 15-22: & Examination period (ends at 5 p.m. on May 22). Note: Scheduled exams begin on May 17th.
May 24: Senior grades due, noon.
May 29: Commencement.
TBD: Dorms close.
Jun. 4: Final grades due.
Jun. 14: Credit-No Credit deadline.