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The Penn State 2019 Fall Semester Academic Calendar

This page contains important dates for the 2019 Fall Semester at Penn State University

Events

Days of the week

Dates

Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Tuesday August 12 - September 10
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday August 23
Arrival Day - New Students Friday - Saturday August 23 - 24
Arrival Day - Returning Students Saturday - Sunday August 24 - 25
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 25
Classes Begin Monday August 26
Regular Drop - Deadline Saturday August 31 at 11:59 PM (ET)
Regular Add - Deadline Sunday September 1 at 11:59 PM (ET)
Late Drop Begins Sunday September 1
Late Registration Begins Monday September 2
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 2
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday September 23 - October 13
Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 15 at 11:59 PM (ET)
Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students) Friday November 15
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes Sunday - Saturday November 24 - 30
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday December 13 at 5:00 PM (ET)
Classes End Friday December 13
Study Days Saturday - Sunday December 14 - 15
Final Exams Monday - Friday December 16 - 20
Commencement Saturday December 21

Use these dates from the 2019 Fall Semester academic calendar to plan when the most important decisions should be made related to your student's college career. You can also plan ahead by taking vacations days at work to help your student move in or booking a hotel for commencement. Review the Penn State Campus map provided by PSUMoms to find your way around campus so you are not late meeting your student on these important dates.