Penn State Mark

Spring 2016 Academic Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Spring 2016 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Saturday - Monday January 2 - 25
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday January 8
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Saturday January 9
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday January 10
Classes Begin Monday January 11
Martin Luther King Day - No Classes Monday January 18
2Regular Drop - Deadline Wednesday January 20
2Regular Add - Deadline Thursday 8:00 a.m. (ET) January 21
2Late Drop Begins Thursday January 21
2Late Registration Begins Friday January 22
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday February 15 - March 6
Spring Break - No Classes Sunday - Saturday March 6 - 12
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday April 8
Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students) Friday April 8
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday April 29
Classes End Friday April 29
3Study Days Saturday - Sunday April 30 - May 1
3Final Exams Monday - Friday May 2 - 6
3Commencement Friday - Sunday May 6 - 8

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.