Academic Calendar

Getting a Wharton MBA is a two-year investment in the rest of your career. Below are key dates that will provide some context for the first year and help you plan your journey to a Wharton MBA.

Fall 2017

All dates subject to change. Download the current calendar for the most up-to-date information.

August 6International Students’ Orientation
August 7 – 17MBA Preterm – Students are expected to be in attendance for all events including Saturday and Sunday
August 18 – 28MGMT 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership
August 28MBA Convocation
August 29First Day of Fall Classes Quarter 1
September 4Labor Day (classes do not meet)
October 12 – 18Quarter 1 Final Exams
October 19Quarter 2 Begins
November 22Thanksgiving Break Begins at Close of Classes
December 11Fall Term Classes End
December 12 - 13Reading Days
December 14 - 21Quarter 2 and Full Semester Final Exams

Spring 2018*

January 8 – 12Focused Recruiting Period (core classes do not meet)
January 10Spring Term Q3 and Full Semester Elective Classes Begin
January 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (classes do not meet)
January 16Spring Term MBA Core Classes Begin
February 26 – March 2Quarter 3 Final Exams
March 3 – 11Spring Break (classes do not meet)
April 25Spring Term Classes End
April 26 – 27Reading Days
April 30 – May 8Final Exams
May 13MBA Commencement
May 14University of Pennsylvania Commencement