Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

Subject to change


August 20–21

New international student orientation

August 22–27

All new student orientation

August 29

Returning student orientation

August 30

Fall semester begins

September 6

Labor Day holiday; no classes

September 14

Last day to add classes

September 27

Last day to drop classes

November 22–28

Fall break/Thanksgiving vacation; no classes

November 29

Classes resume

December 10

Student holiday party

December 12

Reading Day (no classes or applied music)

December 13–15

Exam Period (no applied music)

December 15

Fall semester ends (6 p.m. ET)

December 16

Lenfest Hall closes for winter vacation (5 p.m. ET)

December 16–January 9

Winter vacation