Penn State Mark

Fall 2013 Academic Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Fall 2013 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Monday August 12 - September 9
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday August 23
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Friday - Saturday August 23 - 24
1 3Arrival Day - Returning Students Saturday - Sunday August 24 - 25
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 25
Classes Begin Monday August 26
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 2
2Regular Drop - Deadline Wednesday September 4
2Regular Add - Deadline Thursday 8:00 a.m. (ET) September 5
2 Late Drop Begins Thursday September 5
2Late Registration Begins Friday September 6
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday September 30 - October 20
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 15
Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students) Friday November 15
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes Sunday - Saturday November 24 - 30
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday December 13
Classes End Friday December 13
3Study Days Saturday - Sunday December 14 - 15
3Final Exams Monday - Friday December 16 - 20
3Commencement Saturday December 21

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.