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Summer 2020 Academic Calendar (University Park)

Academic Calendar Update for Summer 2020

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 below.

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Maymester Session of the Summer 2020 Semester
Description Day Date
1Arrival Day - New Students Sunday May 10
Registration - Deadline Sunday May 10
Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Friday May 11 - June 19
Classes Begin Monday May 11
2Regular Drop - Deadline Tuesday May 12 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Regular Add - Deadline Wednesday May 13 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
2Late Drop Begins Wednesday May 13
2Late Registration Begins Thursday May 14
Memorial Day Holiday - No Classes Monday May 25
2Late Drop - Deadline Tuesday June 2 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Withdrawal - Deadline Monday June 8 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Classes End Monday June 8
Study Days Tuesday June 9
Final Exams Wednesday June 10
Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students) Monday August 3
Commencement Saturday August 15

Calendar Footnotes

1New international students will arrive several days prior to this date.
2These dates apply to full semester courses.