Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

JCBS Academic Calendar
2016 - 2017

PhD & MS Students

Fall 2017
April 10 to August 25, 2017
Online Registration for Fall 2017 semester (anticipated)
August 31, Thursday Orientation for new students. 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
September 4, Monday Labor Day Holiday
September 5, Tuesday Fall classes begin
October 30, Monday Online Registration for Spring 2018 opens (anticipated)
November 22, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holiday begins 
November 27, Monday Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
December 1, Friday Fall classes end 5:00 p.m.
December 8, Friday Fall grades due in Registrar’s Office (9:00 a.m.)
December 29, Friday Last day to file application for Graduation this academic year
Spring 2018
January 2, Tuesday  Spring I classes begin
January 15, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
March 16, Friday Spring I classes end
March 19, Monday Spring II classes begin
March 23, Friday Spring I grades due in Registrar's Office (9:00am)
April 09, Monday Online Registration for Summer and Fall 2017 opens (anticipated)
TBA Commencement Exercises
June 8, Friday Spring II classes end
June 15, Friday Spring II grades due in Registrar’s Office (9:00 a.m.)
Summer 2018
June 11, Monday Summer classes begin
July 4, Wednesday July 4th Holiday
August 31, Friday Summer classes end
September 3, Monday Labor Day Holiday
September 7, Friday Summer grades due in Registrar’s Office (9:00 a.m.)

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Professional Program

Fall 2017
April 10 to August 25 Online Registration for Fall 2017 semester (anticipated)
August 29 - September 1, Tuesday-Friday Orientation for new students (2 year and 1 year programs)
September 4, Monday Labor Day Holiday
September 5, Tuesday Fall classes begin
September 5, Tuesday Fall tuition due
October 30, Monday   Online Registration for Spring 2018 opens (anticipated)
November 22, Wednesday Thanksgiving Holiday begins 5:00 p.m.
November 27, Monday Thanksgiving Holiday ends, classes resume 8:00 a.m. 
December 8, Friday Fall classes end
December 15, Friday Grades due in Registrar’s Office (9:00 a.m.)
Spring 2018
January 2, Tuesday  Spring classes begin
January 2, Tuesday Spring tuition due
January 15, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
February 26-March 2, Monday-Friday Spring Break
March 12, Monday Online Registration for Summer and Fall 2017 opens (anticipated)
April 20, Friday Spring classes/term ends
April 27, Friday Grades due in Registrar’s Office (9:00 a.m.)
Pre-Fall 2018 (Sessions for 1 year program)
May 22-25, Tuesday-Friday Orientation for new students (1 year program)
May 28, Monday Memorial Day
May 29, Tuesday Pre-Fall I classes begin
May 29, Tuesday Pre-Fall tuition due 
July 4, Wednesday July 4th Holiday
July 10, Tuesday Pre-Fall I classes end
July 12, Thursday Pre-Fall II classes begin
August 17, Friday Pre-Fall II classes end
August 24, Friday Pre-Fall II Grades due in Registrar’s Office (9:00 a.m.)

The University reserves the right to make changes to the academic calendar as circumstances may require.  Tuition is due no later than the first day of class.