Academic Calendar

Semester I (Fall 2018)

Date Event
Wednesday, August 29 First-year and transfer students arrive
Sunday, September 2 Residence halls open for returning students
Monday, September 3 Labor Day–classes not in session
Tuesday, September 4 Classes begin at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore; Registration begins
Friday, September 7 Last day to uncover Pass/Fail courses from previous semester
Wednesday, September 12 Final academic verification at Haverford and Bryn Mawr; Registration ends
Friday, September 21 Last day to request Pass/Fail, First Quarter courses only; Last day to drop a credit at Haverford and Bryn Mawr
Friday, October 12 Last day to request Pass/Fail, full semester courses only; fall break begins at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 22 Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, October 26 First quarter classes end
Monday, October 29 Second quarter class begin
Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28 Family and Friends Weekend
Friday, November 2 Faculty reports of concern to CSSP due; Petitions to CSSP due
Monday, November 5 Pre-Registration for spring semester begins
Wednesday, November 7 Last day to drop second quarter class
Friday, November 16 Last day to request Pass/Fail, second quarter courses only; Pre-Registration for spring semester ends
Wednesday, November 21 Thanksgiving break begins at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, November 26 Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, December 14 Classes end at Haverford; optional Reading Day; All papers (except those in lieu of exams) due
Saturday, December 15– Sunday, December 16 Reading Period
Monday, December 17–Friday, December 21 Final Examination Period
Friday, December 21 Semester ends at 12:00 noon; Final Examinations due at 12:00 noon
Wednesday, January 2 Final grades due in Registrar’s Office by 12:00 noon

Semester II (Spring 2019)

Date Event
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 22 Classes begin at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore; Registration begins
Friday, January 25 Last day to uncover Pass/Fail courses from previous semester
Wednesday, January 30 Final academic verification at Haverford and Bryn Mawr; Registration ends
Friday, February 8 Last day to request Pass/Fail, First Quarter courses only; Last day to drop a credit at Haverford and Bryn Mawr
Friday, March 1 Last day to request Pass/Fail, full semester courses only
Friday, March 8 First quarter classes end; spring break begins at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 18 Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.; second quarter classes begin
Friday, March 22 Faculty reports of concern to CSSP due; Petitions to CSSP due
Wednesday, March 27 Last day to drop second quarter class
Friday, April 5 Last day to request Pass/Fail, second quarter courses only
Monday, April 8 Pre-Registration for fall semester begins
Friday, April 19 Pre-Registration for fall semester ends; Major Declaration Forms due in Registrar’s Office; Returning students’ Financial Aid Applications due
Friday, May 3 Classes end at Haverford and Bryn Mawr; all papers (except those in lieu of exams) and lab notebooks due
Saturday, May 4-Tuesday, May 7 Reading Period
Monday, May 6-Wednesday, May 8 Senior Comprehensive Exams
Wednesday, May 8 Final Examination Period Begins
Saturday, May 11 Final Examinations for seniors due at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 13 Senior Grades due in Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 17 Semester II ends at noon; Final Examinations for non-seniors due at noon
Saturday, May 18 Commencement at Haverford College–10:00 a.m.; Commencement at Bryn Mawr College–2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 24 Final grades due in the Registrar’s Office by 12:00 noon
Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2 Alumni Weekend