2021-22 Academic Year at a Glance

This schedule was updated Oct. 20, 2021, and is subject to change.

Fall 2021 Semester

  • July (1st wk): Fall tuition bills posted.
  • Aug. 1: Fall tuition bill payment due.
  • Aug. 24: Customs New Student Orientation begins
  • Aug. 24: New International Students move in. 
  • Aug. 25: All other New students move in. 
  • Aug. 25: Dorms open for new students (9 a.m.).
  • Aug. 27: Dorms open for returning students (9 a.m.).
  • Aug. 30: Classes begin at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore. PE Registration opens.
  • Aug. 31: Classes begin at the University of Pennsylvania. Quaker Consortium is suspended for the Fall semester.
  • Sept. 3: Parade Night
  • Sept. 6: Labor Day: No classes at Bryn Mawr or Haverford. Classes will be held at Swarthmore.
  • Sept. 7: PE classes begin (Including THRIVE).
  • Sept. 8: End of Add/Drop Period.
  • Sept. 17: Last day to declare Cr/NC for first quarter courses (5 p.m.). Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford.
  • Oct. 8: Last day to declare Cr/NC for full semester courses (5 p.m.). 
  • Oct. 8: Fall break begins after last class.
  • Oct. 18: Classes resume (8 a.m.).
  • Oct. 22: First quarter (including PE) courses end.
  • Oct. 24: Lantern Night
  • Oct. 25: Second quarter (including PE) courses begin.
  • Oct. 29: Last day to add a second quarter course. 
  • Nov. 5: Last day to drop a second quarter course.
  • Nov 5-7: Family and Friends Weekend.
  • Nov 8-17: Bryn Mawr Spring 2022 Pre-Registration.
  • Nov. 12: Last day to declare Cr/NC for second quarter courses (5 p.m.).  
  • Nov. 24: Thanksgiving break begins after last class.
  • Nov. 29: Classes resume (8 a.m.).
  • Dec.(1st wk): Spring tuition bill posted.
  • Dec. 8: Last day of classes at Swarthmore (Exams: Dec. 11-19).
  • Dec. 9: Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr: all written work due 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 10: Haverford: all written work due 5 p.m. Last day of classes at Penn (Exams: Dec. 15-22).
  • Dec. 11-12: Review Period
  • Dec. 13-17: Examination Period (ends at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 17).
  • Dec. 17: Winter Break begins (dorms close at 6 p.m.).

Spring Semester 

  • Jan. 2: Spring tuition bill payment due.
  • Jan. 3: Fall grades due.
  • Jan. 12: Classes begin at Penn (Monday schedule).
  • Jan. 14: Dorms reopen at noon.
  • Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Day.
  • Jan. 18: Classes begin at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.
  • Jan. 18-26: Add/Drop Period.
  • Feb. 4: Last day to declare Cr/NC for first quarter courses (5 p.m.). Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford.
  • Feb. 25: Last day to declare Cr/NC for full semester courses (5 p.m.).  
  • March 4: Spring break begins after last class. First quarter (including PE) courses end.
  • March 14: Classes resume (8 a.m.). Second quarter (including PE) courses begin.
  • March 18: Last day to add a second quarter course.
  • March 23-25: Welcome the First Years Week
  • March 25: Last day to drop a second quarter course. 
  • April 1: Last day to declare Cr/NC for second quarter courses (5 p.m.). 
  • April 13-22: Pre-Registration for Fall 2022 courses.
  • April 27: Last day of classes at the University of Pennsylvania. Final Exams May 2-10.
  • Apr 29: Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore. All written work due 5 p.m.
  • Apr. 30-May 1: Review period.
  • April 30: May Day
  • May 2-7: Examination Period for seniors (ends at 5 p.m. on May 7).
  • May 9: Senior grades due 12:00 noon.
  • May 2-13: Examination Period (ends at 12:30 p.m. on May 13).
  • May 14: Commencement.
  • May 15: Dorms close at 12 noon.
  • May 20: All non-senior grades due 12:00 noon.
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Office of the Registrar

Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5142
Fax: 610-526-5139
registrar@brynmawr.edu