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Deadlines and dates may differ from other programs and schools. This is particularly of note for elective courses.

Dates are subject to change and vary from the Penn Academic Calendar.

Date Events
2-May MSTR New Student Orientation
  12:00pm - 1:30pm, 8030 Maloney
28-May Summer I Term Classes begin for current MSTR students
2-Jul Summer II Term Classes begin for first year MSTR students
  Welcome Breakfast for New Students, 8:30-9:00am 
  MTR 6020: Tue & Thu, 9:00-10:30am 
  MTR 6010: Tue & Thur, 10:45-12:15pm
11-Jul PSDP:  12:30 - 2 pm over lunch
5-Aug Full Summer term elective courses end.  
  Note: End dates differ for students enrolled in MTR 6010 and 6020.
22-Aug MSTR Summer II Classes End (MTR 6020 and 6010)
27-Aug Fall Term Begins  *some MSTR courses may start later.
September 5 -15 2023 Student Thesis Proposal Presentations
  Primary mentor and thesis committee required to attend mentee presentation date.
  More information provided in MTR 6020 course.
TBD Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2024 Term without financial obligation
   
October 1 — November 12 Fall Program Mentor Meetings to be held by Nov 12.
  Student, Primary Research Mentor and MSTR Program Mentor attend.
TBD Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2022 Term with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript.
October 14 — 15 ITMAT Symposium
  Registration required.
7-Nov MSTR Student Roundtable 
TBD Last day to withdraw from a course — full financial obligation applies and transcript will show a 'W'
13-Nov Spring 2025 Registration Due to Program Office
November 28-December 1 Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes
TBD Penn IRB New Member Training
  12:30-2pm, 8030 Maloney
9-Dec Fall Classes End
December 19 — January 2 Winter Break
Date Events
April 27 Predoc TL1 Finance Orientation
10:00am, via Zoom
April 27 Predoc TL1 Orientation
10:30am, via Zoom
April 27 MSTR New Student Orientation
12:00pm - 1:30pm, 8030 Maloney
May 23 Summer I Term Classes begin for current MSTR students
July 11

Summer II Term Classes begin for MSTR students

Welcome Breakfast for New Students, 8:30-9:00am 
MTR 6020: Tue & Thu, 9:00-10:30am 
MTR 6010: Tue & Thur, 10:45-12:15pm

July 13

PSDP:  12:30 - 2 pm over lunch

August 5 Full Summer term elective courses end.  
Note: End dates differ for students enrolled in MTR 6010 and 6020.
August 19 MSTR Summer II Classes End
September 6

MSTR Fall Courses Begin
MTR 6000: Tues & Thurs, 8:30-10:00am *MTR 6000 begins Thurs, Sept 8th*
MTR 6030: Tues & Thurs, 10:30-12:00pm 

September 5 -15 2023

 

Student Thesis Proposal Presentations
Primary mentor and thesis committee required to attend mentee presentation date.
More information provided in MTR 6020 course.
October 9 Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2022 Term without financial
obligation.
October 1 — November 12 Fall Program Mentor Meetings to be held by Nov 12.
Student, Primary Research Mentor and MSTR Program Mentor attend.
October 12 Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2022 Term with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript.
October 11 — 12

ITMAT Symposium
Registration required.

November 2 MSTR Student Roundtable 
November 6 Last day to withdraw from a course — full financial obligation applies and transcript will show a 'W'
November 13 Spring 2023 Registration Due to Program Office
November 23 — 26  Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes
November 28 Penn IRB New Member Training
12:30-2pm, 8030 Maloney
December 11 Classes End
December 21 — January 3 Winter Break
Date Events
April 19 Course Orientation for MTR 6010 Review Writing
12:15pm - 1:00pm, 8030 Maloney
April 21 Finance Orientation Sessions for KL2 and TL1 Scholars
Multiple times, via Zoom
May 12 MSTR New Student Orientation
12:00pm - 1:30pm, 8030 Maloney
May 23 Summer I Term Classes begin for current MSTR students
June 29 Summer I Term Classes end for current MSTR students
July 7

Welcome Breakfast for New Students, 8:30-9:00am

July 7

Summer II Term Classes begin for MSTR students
MTR 6020: Tue & Thu, 9:00-10:30am 
MTR 6010: Tue & Thur, 10:45-12:15pm
PSDP:  12:30 - 2 pm over lunch

August 5 Full Summer term elective courses end.  
Note: End dates differ for students enrolled in MTR 601 and 602.
August 19 MSTR Summer II Classes End
September 6

MSTR Fall Courses Begin
MTR 6000: Tues & Thurs, 8:30-10:00am *MTR 6000 begins Thurs, Sept 8th*
MTR 6030: Tues & Thurs, 10:30-12:00pm 

September 6 -16 2022

 

Student Thesis Proposal Presentations
Primary mentor and thesis committee required to attend mentee presentation date.
More information provided in MTR 6020 course.
September 13, 2022 Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2022 Term without financial
obligation.
October 1 — November 12 Fall Program Mentor Meetings to be held by Nov 12.
Student, Primary Research Mentor and MSTR Program Mentor attend.
October TBD MSTR Student Roundtable
October 10, 2022 Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2022 Term with 50% financial obligation and no notation on transcript.
October 11 — 12

ITMAT Symposium
Registration required.

November 7, 2022 Last day to withdraw from a course — full financial obligation applies and transcript will show a 'W'
November 18 Spring 2023 Registration Due to Program Office
November TBD

Penn IRB New Member Training
Time, Location TBD

November 24 — 27  Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes
December 12 Classes End
December 16 — January 11 Winter Break
Date Events
March 25 Orientation
9:00am via Zoom
April 1 — May 1 Individual Team Mentor Meetings: Student,
Primary Mentor(s), and MSTR Program Mentor required to attend.
May 24 Summer I Term Classes begin for current MSTR students
June 30 Summer I Term Classes end for current MSTR students
July 6

Summer II Term Classes begin for MSTR students
MTR 602: Tue & Thu, 9:00-10:30am 
MTR 601: Tue & Thur, 10:45-12:15pm 

July 8 Welcome Event for New Students 
August 6 Full Summer term elective courses end.  
Note: End dates differ for students enrolled in 601 and 602.
August 20 MSTR Summer II Classes End
September 7

MSTR Fall Courses Begin
MTR 600: Tues & Thurs, 8:30-10:00am *MTR 600 begins Thurs, Sept 9th*
MTR 603: Tues & Thurs, 10:30-12:00pm 

September 7-17 2021

 

Student Thesis Proposal Presentations
Primary mentor and thesis committee required to attend mentee presentation date.
More information provided in MTR 602 course.
September TBD Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2021 Term without financial
obligation.
October 1 — November 12 Fall Program Mentor Meetings to be held by Nov 12.
Student, Primary Research Mentor and MSTR Program Mentor attend.
October 5 MSTR Student Roundtable
October 11 — 12

ITMAT Symposium
Registration required.

November TBD Last day to withdraw from a course — full financial obligation
applies.
November 12 Spring 2022 Registration Due to Program Office
November TBD

Penn IRB New Member Training
Time, Location TBD

November 25 — 28  Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes
December 10 Classes End
December 10 — January 12 Winter Break
Date Events
March 2 Orientation
3:00pm in the Collaboration Space, 15th Floor of PCAM
March 2 — June 1 Individual Mentor Committee Meetings: Student,
Primary Mentor(s), and MSTR Program Mentor required to attend.
May 26 Summer I Term Classes begin for current MSTR students
July 1 Summer I Term Classes end for current MSTR students
July 2

Summer II Term Classes begin for MSTR students
MTR 602: Tue & Thu, 9:00-10:30am
MTR 601: Tue & Thur, 10:45-12:15pm *MTR 601 begins Tuesday, July 7th*

August 7 Full Summer term elective courses end.  
Note: End dates differ for students enrolled in 601 and 602.
August 20 MSTR Summer II Classes End
September 8

MSTR Fall Courses Begin
MTR 600: Tues & Thurs, 8:30-10:00am *MTR 600 begins Thurs, Sept 10th*
MTR 603: Tues & Thurs, 2:00-3:15pm 

September 8-18 2020

 

Student Thesis Proposal Presentations
Primary mentor and thesis committee required to attend mentee presentation date.
More information provided in MTR 602 course.
September 15 Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2020 Term without financial
obligation.
October 1 — November 13 Fall Program Mentor Meetings to be held by Nov 13.
Student and MSTR Program Mentor attend.
October 6 MSTR Student Roundtable
October 12 — 13

ITMAT Symposium
Registration required.

November 9 Last day to withdraw from a course — full financial obligation
applies.
November 13 Spring 2021 Registration Due to Program Office
November TBD

Penn IRB New Member Training
Time, Location TBD

November 26 — 27  Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes
December 10 Classes End
December 10 — January 13 Winter Break
Date Events
March 18

Orientation Part I
2:30 PM in 8030 Maloney, HUP
 

April — June 13

Individual Mentor Committee Orientation Meetings:  Student, Primary Mentor(s), and MSTR Program Mentor required to attend.

May 28

Summer I Term Classes begin for current MSTR students
June 13 Orientation Part II
3:30 PM in 15th Floor PCAM Collaboration Space

July 3

Summer I Term Classes end for current MSTR students

July 9

MSTR Summer II Classes Begin
MTR 602: Tue & Thu, 9:00 — 10:30 am
MTR 601:  Tue & Thu, 10:45 — 12:15 pm

August 9 Full Summer term elective courses end.  Note: End dates differ for students enrolled in 601 and 602.

Aug  22

MSTR Summer II Classes End

September 5

MSTR Fall Courses Begin
MTR 603:  Tue & Thu, 2 — 3:15 pm
MTR 600:  Tue & Thu, 3:30 — 5:00 pm

September 10, 12, and 17,   2019

Student Thesis Proposal Presentations, 9 — 11:15 am each day.
Primary mentor and thesis committee required to attend mentee presentation date. More information provided in MTR 602 course.

September 10

Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2019 Term without financial obligation.

September 19 All Student PDC:  Reimagining Data and it's Potential
12-1:30 PM, 8030 Maloney, HUP
October 1 — November 15 Fall Program Mentor Meetings to be held by Nov 15.
Student and MSTR Program Mentor attend.

October 14-15

2019 ITMAT Symposium
Registration required.

October 17 First Year PDC:  Presenting Your Best Self Online
12-1:30 PM, 8030 Maloney, HUP
October 31 All Student PDC:  Valuing Your Science
12-1:30 PM
8030 Maloney, HUP
November 4 Last day to withdraw from a course — full financial obligation applies.
November 15 Spring 2020 Registration Due to Program Office

November 19

Penn IRB New Member Training
*12:30-1:30pm in 8030 Maloney Bldg., HUP

November 21 Second Year PDC:  Communicating Your Science
12-1:30 PM, 8030 Maloney, HUP

November 28-29

Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes

December 5 2nd Year PDC: Foundations ofUnconscious Bias
12-2 PM
Room TBD

December 9

Classes End

December 10

MSTR Student RoundTable

December 10 – January 14

Winter Break

Deadlines and dates may differ from other programs and schools. This is particularly of note for elective courses. Dates are subject to change and vary from the Penn Academic Calendar: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/3yearcal.html

 
Date Events
May 17

New Student Orientation and Meet & Greet

Orientation at 3:30 pm
 

May 18 – July 6

Individual Mentor Committee Orientation Meetings:  Student, Primary Mentor(s), and MSTR Program Mentor required to attend.

July 10

MSTR Summer II Classes Begin
MTR 602: Tue & Thu, 8:30 — 10 am
MTR 601:  Tue & Thu, 10 — 11:30 am

Aug  23

MSTR Summer II Classes End
*does not apply to special term class MTR 602

September 6

MSTR Fall Courses Begin
MTR 603:  Tue & Thu, 2 — 3:15 pm
MTR 600:  Tue & Thu, 3:30 — 5:00 pm

September  11, 13, 18

Student Thesis Proposal Presentations
9-11:15 am each date
Students required to attend all dates, Primary mentor required to attend mentee presentation date.

September 17

Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2018 Term without financial obligation.

October 15-16

2018 ITMAT Symposium
Registration required.

October 3 — November 30

Fall Program Mentor Meetings to be held by Nov 30.
Student and MSTR Program Mentor attend.

November  10

Last day to withdraw from a course — full financial obligation applies.

November (Date TBD)

IRB New Member Training

November 22 — 23

Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes

November 30

Spring 2019 Registration due to program office

December (Date TBD)

MSTR Student Round Table

December 10

Classes End

December 10 – January 13

Winter Break

The important dates below are scheduled by ITMAT Education Programs. Some deadlines and other dates may be different in other programs and schools. This is particularly of note for elective course dates. Dates are subject to change and vary from the Penn Academic Calendar: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/3yearcal.html

Date Events
May 18

New Student Orientation and Meet & Greet

Orientation at 3:30 pm
506 Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC)
Meet & Greet at 4:30 pm, 5th Floor JMEC Atrium

May 18 – July 6

Individual Mentor Committee Orientation Meetings:  Student, Primary Mentor(s), and MSTR Program Mentor required to attend.

July 6

MSTR Summer II Classes Begin

Aug 24

MSTR Summer II Classes End
*does not apply to special term class MTR 602

September 7

MSTR Fall Courses Begin

September 7, 12, 14, 19

Student Thesis Proposal Presentations
9-11 am each date
Students required to attend all dates, Primary mentor required to attend mentee presentation date.

September 18

Last Day to Drop/Add a course for Fall 2017 Term without financial obligation.

October 17-18

2017 ITMAT Symposium
Registration required.

October 17 – December 1

Fall Program Mentor Meetings to be held by December 1.
Student and MSTR Program Mentor attend.

November 24-27

Thanksgiving Holiday

November (Date TBD)

IRB New Member Training

November 10

Last day to Withdraw from a course

December 1

Spring 2018 Registration due to program office

December (Date TBD)

MSTR Student Round Table

December 12

Classes End

December 13 – January 10

Winter Break