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.


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Bryn Mawr College
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5142
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