Penn State Mark

Spring 2018 Academic Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Spring 2018 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Tuesday - Monday January 2 - 22
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday January 5
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Saturday January 6
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday January 7
Classes Begin Monday January 8
2Regular Drop - Deadline Saturday January 13 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Regular Add - Deadline Sunday January 14 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Late Drop Begins Sunday January 14
2Late Registration Begins Monday January 15
Martin Luther King Day - No Classes Monday January 15
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday February 12 - March 4
Spring Break - No Classes Sunday - Saturday March 4 - 10
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday April 6 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students) Friday April 6
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday April 27 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Classes End Friday April 27
3Study Days Saturday - Sunday April 28 - 29
3Final Exams Monday - Friday April 30 - May 4
3Commencement Friday - Sunday May 4 - 6

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.