2023-24 Academic Calendar

Last updated 2/7/2024.

Fall 2023 Semester

JULY 1 Fall tuition bills posted.
AUG. 1 Fall tuition bill payment due.
AUG. 29 International Students move in.
Classes begin at the University of Pennsylvania.
AUG. 30 All other New students move in 
AUG. 31 Registration opens (9 a.m.).
SEP. 1 Dorms open for returning students (9 a.m.).
SEP. 4 Labor Day
No classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford or Swarthmore.
SEP. 5 Classes begin at Bryn Mawr and Haverford (Including THRIVE).
PE registration opens.
SEP. 11 PE classes begin.
SEP. 13 End of Add/Drop period (11:59 p.m.).
SEP. 22 Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford.
Last day to declare Cr/NC for first  quarter courses (5 p.m.).
OCT. 13 Last day to declare Cr/NC for full semester courses (5 p.m.).
Fall break begins after last class.
OCT. 23 Classes resume (8 a.m.).
OCT. 27 First quarter (including PE) courses end.
OCT. 27-28 Owls Fest: Family and Friends Weekend.
OCT. 30 Second quarter (including PE) courses begin.
NOV. 5 Last day to add a second quarter course.
NOV. 12 Last day to drop a second quarter course.
NOV. 13-17 Pre-Registration for Spring 2024.
NOV. 17 Last day to declare Cr/NC for second quarter courses (5 p.m.).
NOV. 22 Thanksgiving break begins after last class.
NOV. 27 Classes resume (8 a.m.).
DEC. 1 Spring tuition bill posted.
DEC. 11 Last day of classes at the University of Pennsylvania (Exams: Dec. 14-21).
DEC. 13 Last day of classes at Swarthmore (Exams: Dec. 13-21).
DEC. 14 Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr: all written work due 5 p.m.
DEC. 15 Last day of classes/optional review day at Haverford.
DEC. 15-16 Review Period.
DEC. 17-22 Examination Period (ends at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 22).
DEC. 22 Winter Break begins (dorms close at 6 p.m.).

Spring 2024 Semester

JAN. 2 Spring tuition bill payment due.
JAN. 3 Faculty Grade Deadline for Fall 2023 grades due at noon.
JAN. 15 Martin Luther King Day. 
JAN. 18 Classes begin at Penn (Monday schedule).
JAN. 19 Dorms reopen at noon. 
JAN. 19-31 Registration (all class years).
JAN. 22   Classes begin at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.
FEB. 9 Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford.
Last day to declare Cr/NC for first quarter courses (5 p.m.). 
MAR. 1 Last day to declare Cr/NC for full semester courses (5 p.m.).
MAR. 8 Spring break begins after last class.
First quarter (including PE) courses end.
MAR. 18 Classes resume (8 a.m.).
Second quarter (including PE) courses begin.
MAR. 22 Last day to add a second quarter course.
MAR. 29 Last day to drop a second quarter course.
APR. 5 Last day to declare Cr/NC for second quarter courses (5 p.m.).
APR. 15-19 Pre-Registration for Fall 2024.
MAY 1 Last day of classes at the University of Pennsylvania (Exams May 6-14).
MAY 3 Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore. All written work due 5 p.m.
MAY 4-5 Review period.
MAY 6-11 Examination Period for seniors (ends at 5 p.m. on May 11).
MAY 6-17 Examination Period (ends at 12:30 p.m. on May 17).
MAY 13 Senior grade deadline 12 noon.
MAY 18 Commencement.
MAY 19 Dorms close at 12 noon.
MAY 24 All other grades due 12 noon.

Prior Year Academic Calendars

This schedule was updated May 5, 2023 and is subject to change.

Fall 2022 Semester

  • July (1st wk): Fall tuition bills posted.
  • Aug. 1: Fall tuition bill payment due.
  • Aug. 23: Customs Week begins.
  • Aug. 23: Only International Students move in. 
  • Aug. 24: All other New students move in. 
  • Aug. 24: Dorms open for new students (9 a.m.).
  • Aug. 26: Dorms open for returning students (9 a.m.).
  • Aug. 29: Classes begin at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore (including THRIVE).
  • Aug. 30: Classes begin at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Sept. 2: Parade Night
  • Sept. 5: Labor Day: No classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.
  • Sept. 6: PE classes begin.
  • Sept. 8: End of registration period.
  • Sept. 16: 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. 7: Last day to declare Cr/NC for full semester courses (5 p.m.). 
  • Oct. 7-16: Fall break begins after last class.
  • Oct. 17: Classes resume (8 a.m.).
  • Oct. 21: First quarter (including PE) courses end.
  • Oct. 21: Last day to add a second quarter course. 
  • Oct. 24: Second quarter (including PE) courses begin.
  • Oct. 24-Nov.11: Bryn Mawr advising before Spring Pre-Registration.
  • Oct. 28: Last day to drop a second quarter course.
  • Oct. 29-30: Family and Friends Weekend.
  • Oct. 30: Lantern Night
  • Nov. 11: Last day to declare Cr/NC for second quarter courses (5 p.m.)
  • Nov. 14-18: Bryn Mawr Pre-Registration for Spring.
  • Nov. 23: Thanksgiving break begins after last class.
  • Nov. 28: Classes resume (8 a.m.)
  • Dec. 1: Spring tuition bill posted.
  • Dec. 7: Last day of classes at Swarthmore (Exams: Dec. 11-17).
  • Dec. 8: Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr, all written work due 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 9: Last day of classes at Haverford, optional review day at Haverford.
  • Dec. 9-10: Review Period
  • Dec. 11-16: Examination Period (ends at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 16).
  • Dec. 12: Last day of classes at Penn (Exams: Dec. 15-22).
  • Dec. 17: Winter Break begins (dorms close at 12:00 p.m. noon).

Spring 2023 Semester 

  • Jan. 2: Spring tuition bill payment due.
  • Jan. 11: Classes begin at Penn (Monday schedule).
  • Jan. 13: Dorms reopen at noon.
  • Jan. 13-24: Registration (all classes)
  • Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Day.
  • Jan. 17: Classes begin at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.
  • Feb. 3: 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. 24: Last day to declare Cr/NC for full semester courses (5 p.m.).
  • March 3: Spring Break begins after last class. First quarter (including PE) courses end.
  • March 13: Classes resume (8 a.m.). Second quarter (including PE) courses begin.
  • March 15-17: Welcome the First Years Week.
  • March 17: Last day to add a second quarter course.
  • March 20-April 7: Bryn Mawr advising before Fall Pre-Registration
  • March 24: Last day to drop a second quarter course.
  • March 31: Last day to declare Cr/NC for second quarter courses (5 p.m.).
  • April 10-14: Bryn Mawr Pre-Registration for Fall.
  • April 26: Last day of classes at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • April 28: Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore. All written work due 5 p.m.
  • April 29-30: Review period.
  • April 30: May Day
  • May 1-6: Examination Period for seniors (ends at 5 p.m. on May 6).
  • May 1-12: Examination Period (ends at 12:30 p.m. on May 12).
  • May 8: Senior grade deadline at 12 noon.
  • May 13: Commencement
  • May 14: Dorms close at 12 noon.
  • May 19: All grades due at 12 noon.

This schedule was updated October 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.

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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