Penn State Mark

Fall 2012 Academic Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Fall 2012 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Monday August 13 - September 10
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday August 24
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Friday - Saturday August 24 - 25
1 3Arrival Day - Returning Students Saturday - Sunday August 25 - 26
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 26
Classes Begin Monday August 27
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 3
2Regular Drop - Deadline Wednesday September 5
2Regular Add - Deadline Thursday 8:00 a.m. (ET) September 6
2Late Drop Begins Thursday September 6
2Late Registration Begins Friday September 7
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Monday September 24 - October 15
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 16
Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students) Friday November 16
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes Sunday - Saturday November 18 - 24
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday December 14
Classes End Friday December 14
3Study Days Saturday - Sunday December 15 - 16
3Final Exams Monday - Friday December 17 - 21
3Commencement Saturday December 22

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.