Academic Calendar

This calendar reflects major term dates and activities scheduled throughout the academic year at PAFA. Term start and end dates, refund periods, drop/add periods, and more vary for all terms.

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

Fall 2021
Orientation for new Undergraduate Students 8/29/-8/31/2021
Studios Check-in Begins 8/30/2021
Classes Start (Cert/BFA/PB/MFA)-Monday classes 9/1/2021
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) 9/6/2021
Drop/Add Ends 9/17/2021
Last Day to Withdraw from a Class 11/5/2021
BFA/Certificate Pre-Registration for Spring Classes 11/8 – 11/12/2021
Graduate Pre-Registration for Spring Classes Mid-November
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes) 11/25 & 11/26/2021
Last Day of Fall Classes (MFA)


Final Crit Week 12/13 – 12/17/2021
Last Day of Fall Classes (Cert/BFA/PB/LoRes MFA) 12/17/2021
MFA End of Term Reviews 12/20 – 12/21/2021
Winter Break Begins for All Students 12/23/2021
Spring 2022  


Classes Start (Cert/BFA/PB/MFA)-Monday classes 1/13/2022
Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes) 1/17/2022
Classes Start (Low Residency MFA)


Drop/Add Ends


FAFSA Priority Submission date 2/1/2022
Last Day to Remove Fall Incompletes 2/25/2022
Spring Break (no classes) 3/5 - 3/13/2022
Classes Resume 3/14/2022
Last Day to Withdraw from a Class 3/25/2022
BFA/Cert. Pre -Registration for Fall Classes 4/4 – 4/8/2022
Fall 2021 Undergraduate Studio Applications Due Mid-April TBD
Graduate Pre-Registration for Fall Classes Mid-April TBD
Last Day of Spring Classes (MFA) 4/28/2022
Final Crit Week 4/29 - 5/5/2022
Last Day of Spring Classes (Cert/BFA/PB/LoRes MFA) 5/5/2022
MFA2 End of Term Reviews 5/9 & 5/10/2022
MFA1 End of Term Reviews 5/11 & 5/12/2022
ASE Women’s Committee Preview Opening 5/12/2022
Prize Ceremony/Graduation/ASE Public Opening 5/13/2022
Annual Student Exhibition Closes 6/5/2022
Last Day to Remove Spring 2020 Incompletes 7/15/2022
Summer 2021
Orientation (Low Residency MFA) 6/19/2022
Classes Start (Low Residency MFA) 6/20/2022
Low Residency MFA Graduation 8/10/2022
Last Day of Summer Classes (Low Residency MFA)


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