Penn State Mark

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Fall 2020 Semester
Description Day Date
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Tuesday August 17 - September 8
Leave of Absence - Deadline Friday August 21
1 3Arrival Day - New Students Friday - Saturday August 21 - 22
1 3Arrival Day - Returning Students Saturday - Sunday August 22 - 23
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 23
Classes Begin Monday August 24
2Regular Drop - Deadline Saturday August 29 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Regular Add - Deadline Sunday August 30 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Late Drop Begins Sunday August 30
2Late Registration Begins Monday August 31
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 7
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday September 28 - October 18
2Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students) Friday November 13
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes Sunday - Saturday November 22 - 28
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday December 11 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Classes End Friday December 11
3Study Days Saturday - Sunday December 12 - 13
3Final Exams Monday - Friday December 14 - 18
3Commencement Saturday December 19

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.