Penn State Mark

Fall 2016 Academic Calendar

Import Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Fall 2016 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Tuesday August 15 - September 6
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday August 19
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Friday - Saturday August 19 - 20
1 3Arrival Day - Returning Students Saturday - Sunday August 20 - 21
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 21
Classes Begin Monday August 22
2Regular Drop - Deadline Saturday August 27 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Regular Add - Deadline Sunday August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Late Drop Begins Sunday August 28
2Late Registration Begins Monday August 29
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 5
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Monday October 10 - November 7
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 11
Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students) Friday November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes Sunday - Saturday November 20 - 26
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday December 9 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Classes End Friday December 9
3Study Days Saturday - Sunday December 10 - 11
3Final Exams Monday - Friday December 12 - 16
3Commencement Saturday December 17

Calendar Footnotes

1New international students will arrive several days prior to this date.
2These dates apply to full semester courses.
3These dates may vary among campuses.