Penn State Mark

Fall 2008 Academic Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Fall 2008 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Monday August 18 - September 8
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday August 22
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Friday - Saturday August 22 - 23
1 3Arrival Day - Returning Students Saturday - Sunday August 23 - 24
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 24
Classes Begin Monday August 25
2Drop/Add Period Monday - Wednesday August 25 - September 3
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 1
2Late Registration and Late Drop Begin Thursday September 4
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday October 6 - 26
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 14
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes Monday - Sunday November 24 - 30
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday December 12
Classes End Friday December 12
3Study Days - No Classes Saturday - Sunday December 13 - 14
3Final Exams Monday - Friday December 15 - 19
3Commencement Saturday December 20

Calendar Footnotes

1New international students will arrive several days prior to this date.
2These dates apply to full semester courses. Refer to the eLion "Course Drop Dates" application for further information. Starting with the first day of the class, a tuition penalty may be charged if the course is dropped.
3These dates may vary at some non-University Park locations.