October 8, 2019
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A change has been made to the university-wide (undergraduate and graduate) academic calendar for SUMMER 2020 -- the "Independence Day Holiday -- No Classes" will now be on Monday, July 6, 2020.
In order to better align the "No Classes" due to Independence Day with Penn State Human Resource Policy and in support of new students starting classes on Wednesday, July 1 (Summer Session II) -- the decision has been made to change the "No Classes" day from Friday, July 3, 2020 to Monday, July 6, 2020. This change will provide three full days of instruction for new first-year students who are starting in Summer Session II and faculty are strongly encouraged to maximize instruction time with students during this first week of Summer Session II. This change will also provide the offices and departments responsible with academic, social, and personal programming for students as they arrive on campus the opportunity to more fully support new students' transition to Penn State. Eligible staff will earn holiday compensatory time on Saturday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday as outlined in HR Policy 34. With no classes scheduled for Monday, July 6, those interested in using their earned holiday compensatory time would be able to do so if their work schedule and supervisor approval allows.
The University will be open on Monday, July 6. The updated Second Six-Week Session tab of the Academic Calendar can be found on the Summer 2020 Academic Calendar page.