2022-23 Wharton MBA Academic Calendar

Dates are subject to change.

Tuesday, August 9 

Pre-Term Exercises Start (Wharton MBA Class of 2024)

Thursday, August 18

First Day of Fall Semester for First-Year Students 

Thursday, August 18 – Wednesday, August 24

MGMT 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership 

Friday, August 26

MGMT 610 Exam Due

AUGUST 2022

Thursday, August 18

Course Match Closes (12:00PM ET)
Last day for students to report and modify utilities for Fall 2022 courses.

Tuesday, August 23

Course Match Schedules Released
Students will receive an e-mail notification once schedules have been released. Drop/Add “Buffer” period begins at this time.

Thursday, August 25

Course Match Drop/Add “Buffer Period” Ends (12:00PM ET)
Course Match interface will close and registration requests will be processed. Students will receive an e-mail notification late afternoon when results have been released.

Monday, August 29

Wharton First Day of Fall Semester for Second-Year Students 
MBA Q1 and Full Semester Core & Elective Courses Begin

Tuesday, August 30

University’s First Day of Fall Semester

SEPTEMBER 2022

Monday, September 5

Labor Day
Classes do not meet

Tuesday, September 6

Drop/Add Deadline: Q1 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)

If a course is at capacity as of September 7th at 11:59pm, dropping the course after that date will warrant a “W” on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used. This deadline also applies to quarter 1 AND quarter 2 sections of WHCP 611 (Management Communication).

Adding a Q1 or full semester course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Wednesday, September 7

Deadline to Submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non‐MBA Student Enrollment
Non-MBA students can access the request form here.

Thursday, September 15

Change of Grading Status Deadline: Q1 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Elect letter grade or pass/fail option for eligible Q1 and full semester elective courses. This deadline applies to Wharton AND non-Wharton courses.
*Any course taken for a substitution must be taken for a letter grade.

Monday, September 19

Final Day to Drop Q1 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q1 course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

OCTOBER  2022

Thursday, October 6 –
Sunday, October 9

Fall Break
Classes do not meet

Tuesday, October 11

Last Day of Q1 Core and Elective Courses

Wednesday, Oct 12 –
Monday, Oct 17

Core Exams

Monday, October 17 –
Saturday, October 22

Monday, October 24

First Day of Q2 Core and Elective Courses

Monday, October 31

Q2 Drop/Add Deadline (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q2 course at capacity after this date will warrant a “W” on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used.

Adding a Q2 course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Final Day to Drop Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a full semester course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Final Day to Drop Non-Wharton Courses

NOVEMBER 2022

TBD

Advance Registration for Spring Semester Non-Wharton Courses

Tuesday, November 1

Deadline to Submit Registration Authorization Requests for Fall 2022 Quarter (Non‐MBA Student Enrollment)
Non-MBA students can access the request form here.

Thursday, November 10

Change of Grading Status Deadline: Q2 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Elect letter grade or pass/fail option for eligible Q2 elective courses. 
*Any course taken for a substitution must be taken for a letter grade.

TBD

Course Match Opens (12:00PM ET)
Students may begin to enter and modify their utilities for Spring 2023 courses. 

Tuesday, November 15

Final Day to Drop Q2 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q2 course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Monday, November 21

MBA classes will NOT meet.
Non-MBA classes normally scheduled for Mondays WILL MEET.

Tuesday, November 22

University Operates on a Thursday Schedule
MBA classes will NOT meet.
Non-MBA classes normally scheduled for Tuesdays will NOT meet.
Non-MBA classes normally scheduled for Thursdays WILL MEET.

Wednesday, November 23

University Operates on a Friday Schedule
MBA classes will NOT meet.
Non-MBA classes normally scheduled for Wednesdays will NOT meet.
Non-MBA classes normally scheduled for Fridays WILL MEET.

Thursday, November 24 –
Sunday, November 27

Thanksgiving Break
Classes will not meet

DECEMBER 2022

Thursday, December 8

Last Day of MBA Q2 and Full Semester Core & Elective Courses

Monday, December 12

University’s Last Day of Classes

Tuesday, December 13 –
Wednesday, December 14

Final Exam Reading Days

Thursday, December 15 –
Thursday, December 22

Final Exam Period

TBD

Course Match Closes (12:00PM ET)
Last day for students to enter and modify their utilities for Spring 2023 courses. 

TBD

Course Match Schedules Released
Students will receive an e-mail notification once schedules have been released. Add/Drop “buffer” period begins at this time. 

TBD

Course Match Drop/Add “Buffer Period” Ends (12:00PM ET)
Course Match interface will close and registration requests will be processed. Students will receive an e-mail notification late afternoon when results have been released.

JANUARY 2023

Thursday, Jan 5 – Friday, Jan 13
& Friday, Jan 20

Focused Recruiting Period (FRP)

Monday, January 9 –
Friday, January 13

Wednesday, January 11

University’s First Day of Spring Semester – Operates on a Monday Schedule
Non-MBA classes normally scheduled for Wednesdays will NOT meet.
Non-MBA classes normally scheduled for Mondays WILL MEET.

Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed
Classes do not meet

Tuesday, January 17

Wharton First Day of Spring Semester
MBA Q3 and Full Semester Core & Elective Courses Begin

Monday, January 23

Drop/Add Deadline: Q3 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
If a course is at capacity as of January 23rd at 11:59pm, dropping the course after that date and time will warrant a “W” on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used. This deadline also applies to quarter 3 and quarter 4 sections of all WHCP classes.

Adding a course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Course Selection Period Ends for Non-Wharton Classes (tentative)

Tuesday, January 24

Deadline to Submit Registration Authorization Requests for Spring 2023 Non‐MBA Student Enrollment
Non-MBA students can access the request form here.

FEBRUARY 2023

Thursday, February 2

Change of Grading Status Deadline: Q3 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Elect letter grade or pass/fail option for eligible Q3 and full semester elective courses. This deadline applies to Wharton AND non-Wharton courses.
*Any course taken for a substitution must be taken for a letter grade.

Wednesday, February 8

Final Day to Drop Q3 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q3 course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Monday, February 27

Last Day of Q3 Core and Elective Courses

Tuesday, February 28 –
Friday, March 2

Core Exams

MARCH 2023

Monday, March 6 –
Friday, March 10

Saturday, March 4 –
Sunday, March 12

University Spring Break
Classes do not meet

TBD

Last Day to Add MKTG 613 002/MKTG 613 004 (Strategic Marketing Simulation)

Monday, March 13

First Day of Q4 Core and Elective Courses

Thursday, March 16

Q4 Drop/Add Deadline (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q4 course at capacity after this date will warrant a “W” on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used. 

Adding a Q4 course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Final Day to Drop Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a full semester course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Final Day to Drop Non-Wharton Courses

Deadline for Second-Year Students to Declare/Update Majors

Friday, March 17

Deadline to Submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non‐MBA Student Enrollment
Non-MBA students can access the request form here.

TBD

Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Non-Wharton Courses

Thursday, March 23

Change of Grading Status Deadline: Q4 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Elect letter grade or pass/fail option for eligible Q4 elective courses. 
*Any course taken for a substitution must be taken for a letter grade.

TBD

Last Day to Add MKTG 613 006/MKTG 613 008 (Strategic Marketing Simulation)

Thursday, March 30

Final Day to Drop Q4 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q4 course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

APRIL 2023

TBD

Fall 2023 Course Match Opens (12:00PM ET)
Students may begin to report and modify their utilities for Fall 2023 courses. 

Thursday, April 20

Last Day of MBA Q4 and Full Semester Core & Elective Courses 

Thursday, April 20 (evening) –
Tuesday, April 25

Core Exams

Wednesday, April 26

University’s Last Day of Classes

Thursday, April 27 –
Sunday, April 30

Final Exam Reading Days

MAY 2023

Monday, May 1 –
Friday, May 5

Monday, May 1 –
Tuesday, May 9 

Final Exam Period

Sunday, May 14

Wharton MBA Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 15

University of Pennsylvania Commencement Ceremony

Revised: March 30, 2022 – SUBJECT TO CHANGE