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Animal Welfare & Behavior Program Calendar


Stay on top of important dates within the Animal Welfare & Behavior Programs.

Application Deadlines for 2021
Program Application Deadline Notification Date
Graduate Certificate in Animal Welfare & Behavior May 31 June 25
Master of Science in Animal Welfare & Behavior May 21 June 7
Spring ’21 – Fall ‘21
May 21
  • Application Deadline, AWB MSc program
May 31
  • Application Deadline, AWB Certificate program
June 7
  • Decision release to MSc applicants
June 14
  • Deadline to accept offer of admissions (MSc Candidates)
June 15
  • FAFSA APPLICATION DEADLINE
June 25
  • Decision notification date to Certificate applicants
July 5
  • Deadline to accept offer of admissions (Certificate Candidates)
July 
  • Graduation Celebration and Research Retreat for current students
August 1
  • Orientation course opens for incoming students
August 31
  • Animal Welfare Science (August 31 – October 19)
  • Proseminar (August 31 – December 17)**
  • Evolution of Animal Welfare  (August 31 – October 19)**
September 14
  • Drop deadline for Animal Welfare Science, Proseminar and Animal Welfare Assessment
September
  • New Student Virtual Happy Hour/Social
October 25
  • Animals in Society (October 25 – December 17)
  • Animal Welfare Assessment (October 25 – December 17)**
October/November
  • Master's seminar series presentations (ongoing through Spring 2022)
November 8
  • Drop deadline for Animals in Society and Track Specific Elective
November 22-26
  • Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
December 17
  • Last day of classes
Spring '22
January 1
  • 2022 Application opens for Graduate Certificate and MSc Programs
January 12
  • Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (January 12 - March 2 2022)
  • Capstone Seminar (January 23 – April 29)**
  • Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare (January 12 - March 2 2022)**
January 26
  • Drop deadline for Fundamentals of Animal Behavior, Capstone Seminar and Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare and Behavior
March 2-13
  • Spring Break (no classes)
March 14
  • Applied Animal Welfare and Behavior (March 14th - April 29th 2022)
  • Regulations and Animal Welfare  (March 14th - April 29th 2022)**
March 28
  • Drop deadline for Applied Animal Welfare and Behavior and Track Specific Elective
July
  • Graduation Celebrations
Dates are subject to change.
**Year 2 Master's courses

Any classes dropped within the drop period are deleted from the student’s record. Following the drop deadline, a withdrawal from the course is necessary and a ‘W’ is recorded on the transcript. Full financial obligation applies.

Office Hours

Current /Accepted Students: In addition to phone/email/Zoom correspondence, student office hours are held each Wednesday from 4:30pm – 5:30pm during the academic year – no appointment necessary. Please email chipo@upenn.edu for meeting information.  

Please refer to your Course syllabi for information on faculty office hours.