Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

JCPH Academic Calendars 2017 - 2018

On Site and Hybrid Courses

Fall Term (14 Weeks)  
July 28, 2017, Friday Last date to remove an “I” grade from previous term
September 11, Monday New Student Orientation
September 11, Monday Classes begin
September 26, Tuesday Add/Drop Period ends 
October 20, Friday Last date to withdraw with a grade of “W”
October 26, Thursday On-line Registration for Spring Semester begins (anticipated) 
November 22, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holidays begin / No classes scheduled 
November 27, Monday Thanksgiving Holidays end / Classes resume
December 16, Saturday Classes end 
December 22, Friday Grades must be entered into Banner by 9:00 a.m. 
December 29, Friday On-Line Registration for Spring Semester ends 
December 31 Last date to file Application for Graduation (JCPH Programs) 
Spring Term (14 Weeks)  
January 2, 2018, Tuesday
New Student Orientation
January 2, Tuesday Classes begin 
January 5, Friday Last date to remove an “I” grade from previous term 
january 15, Monday Martin Luther King Day of Service/ No Classes Scheduled
January 16, Tuesday Add/Drop Period ends 
February 2, Friday Last date to withdraw with a grade of “W” 
February 22, Thursday
On-line Registration for Summer Semester begins (anticipated) 
April 10, Monday On-line Registration for Summer Semester ends 
April 11, Tuesday Classes end 
April 14, Friday Grades must be entered into Banner by 9:00 a.m. 
TBA Commencement Exercises 
Summer Term (11 Weeks)  
April 16, 2018, Monday Classes begin 
April 27, Friday Last date to remove an “I” grade from previous term
April 30, Monday Add/Drop Period ends 
May 11, Friday Last date to withdraw with a grade of “W” 
May 28, Monday Holiday, Memorial Day
June 28, Thursday On-line Registration for Fall begins (anticipated) 
June 29, Friday Classes end
July 6, Friday Grades must be entered into Banner by 9:00 a.m. 
August 21, Tuesday On-line Registration for Fall ends

Online Courses

Fall Term (14 Weeks)  
August 28, 2017, Saturday Last date to remove an “I” grade from previous term
August 28, Monday Orientation to Online Courses Begins (1 week)
August 28, Monday Add Period ends - (students needing orientation)
September 4, Monday Add Period ends - (completed orientation)
September 4, Monday Classes begin 
September 18, Monday Drop Period ends 
September 29, Friday Last date to withdraw with a grade of “W”
October 29, Thursday On-line Registration for Spring Semester begins (anticipated) 
December 10, Sunday Classes end 
December 15, Friday Grades must be entered into Banner by 9:00 a.m. 
December 22, Tuesday On-Line Registration for Spring Semester ends
December 31   Last date to file Application for Graduation (JCPH Programs) 
Spring Term (14 Weeks)  
January 1, 2018, Monday Orientation to Online Courses Begins (1 week)
January 1, Monday Add Period ends - (students needing orientation)
January 8, Monday Add Period ends - (completed orientation)
January 8, Monday Classes begin 
January 8, Monday Last date to remove an "I" grade from previous term 
January 22, Monday Drop Period ends 
February 2, Friday Last date to withdraw with a grade of “W”
February 26, Thursday On-line Registration for Summer Semester begins (anticipated) 
April 6, Tuesday On-line Registration for Summer Semester ends 
April 15, Sunday Classes end
April 20, Friday Grades must be entered into Banner by 9:00 a.m. 
TBA Commencement Exercises
Summer Term (14 Weeks)  
April 16, 2018, Monday Orientation to Online Courses Begins (1 week)
April 16, Monday Add Period ends - (students needing orientation)
April 23, Monday Add Period ends - (completed orientation)
April 23, Monday Classes begin 
May 7, Monday Drop Period ends 
May 18, Friday Last date to withdraw with a grade of “W”
May 21, Monday Last date to remove an “I” grade from previous term
July 2, Monday On-line Registration for Fall begins (anticipated)
July 29, Monday Classes end 
August 3, Friday Grades must be entered into Banner by 9:00 a.m.
August 17, Friday On-line Registration for Fall ends 

The University reserves the right to make changes to the academic calendar as circumstances may require.