Penn State Mark

Fall 2010 Academic Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Fall 2010 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Monday August 16 - September 6
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday August 20
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Friday - Saturday August 20 - 21
1 3Arrival Day - Returning Students Saturday - Sunday August 21 - 22
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 22
Classes Begin Monday August 23
2Drop Period Monday - Thursday August 23 - September 2
2Add Period Monday - Friday August 23 - 8:00 a.m. (ET) September 3
2Late Drop Begins Friday September 3
2Late Registration Begins Saturday September 4
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 6
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday September 27 - October 17
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 12
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes Monday - Sunday November 22 - 28
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday December 10
Classes End Friday December 10
3Study Days - No Classes Saturday - Sunday December 11 - 12
3Final Exams Monday - Friday December 13 - 17
3Commencement Saturday December 18

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 among campuses.