Penn State Mark

Fall 2019 Academic Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Fall 2019 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Tuesday August 12 - September 10
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday August 16
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Friday - Saturday August 23 - 24
1 3Arrival Day - Returning Students Saturday - Sunday August 24 - 25
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 25
Classes Begin Monday August 26
2Regular Drop - Deadline Saturday August 31 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Regular Add - Deadline Sunday September 1 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Late Drop Begins Sunday September 1
2Late Registration Begins Monday September 2
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 2
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday September 23 - October 13
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 15 at 11:59 p.m. (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 p.m. (ET)
Classes End Friday December 13
3Study Days Saturday - Sunday December 14 - 15
3Final Exams Monday - Friday December 16 - 20
3Commencement Saturday December 21

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.