CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Select the "more info" link to keep up with the latest from Penn State about the global coronavirus outbreak. MORE INFO >

 

2011-12 Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is subject to change without notice. In preparing the calendar for an academic year, it is impossible to avoid conflict with some religious holidays. As conflicts arise, efforts are made to make special arrangements for students affected.

Fall 2011

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, August 15 - Monday, September 5

  • Leave of Absence - Deadline

    Friday, August 19

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1,3

    Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August 20

  • Arrival Day - Returning Students 1,3

    Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21

  • Registration - Deadline

    Sunday, August 21

  • Classes Begin

    Monday, August 22

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Wednesday, August 31

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Thursday, September 1

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Friday, September 2

  • Labor Day - No Classes

    Monday, September 5

  • Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period

    Monday, September 26 - Sunday, October 16

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Friday, November 11

  • Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes

    Sunday, November 20 - Saturday, November 26

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Friday, December 9

  • Classes End

    Friday, December 9

  • Study Days 3

    Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11

  • Final Exams 3

    Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16

  • Commencement 3

    Saturday, December 17

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.

Spring 2012

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, January 2 - Monday, January 23

  • Leave of Absence - Deadline

    Friday, January 6

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1,3

    Saturday, January 7

  • Registration - Deadline

    Sunday, January 8

  • Classes Begin

    Monday, January 9

  • Martin Luther King Day - No Classes

    Monday, January 16

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Wednesday, January 18

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Thursday, January 19 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Thursday, January 19

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Friday, January 20

  • Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period

    Monday, February 13 - Sunday, March 4

  • Spring Break - No Classes

    Sunday, March 4 - Saturday, March 10

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Friday, April 6

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Friday, April 6

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Friday, April 27

  • Classes End

    Friday, April 27

  • Study Days 3

    Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29

  • Final Exams 3

    Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4

  • Commencement 3

    Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6

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.

Summer 2012

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1

    Sunday, May 6

  • Registration - Deadline

    Sunday, May 6

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, May 7 - Friday, June 15

  • Classes Begin

    Monday, May 7

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Wednesday, May 9

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Thursday, May 10 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Thursday, May 10

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Friday, May 11

  • Memorial Day Holiday - No Classes

    Monday, May 28

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Tuesday, May 29

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Monday, June 4

  • Classes End

    Monday, June 4

  • Study Days

    Tuesday, June 5

  • Final Exams

    Wednesday, June 6

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Tuesday, July 31

  • Commencement

    Saturday, August 11

Calendar Footnotes

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

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1

    Sunday, May 13

  • Registration - Deadline

    Sunday, May 13

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, May 7 - Friday, June 15

  • Classes Begin

    Monday, May 14

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Thursday, May 17

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Friday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Friday, May 18

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Saturday, May 19

  • Memorial Day Holiday - No Classes

    Monday, May 28

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Wednesday, June 13

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Friday, June 22

  • Classes End

    Friday, June 22

  • Study Days

    Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24

  • Final Exams

    Monday, June 25

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Tuesday, July 31

  • Commencement

    Saturday, August 11

Calendar Footnotes

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

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1

    Sunday, June 24

  • Registration - Deadline

    Tuesday, June 26

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, May 7 - Friday, June 15

  • Classes Begin

    Wednesday, June 27

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Monday, July 2

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Tuesday, July 3 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Tuesday, July 3

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Wednesday, July 4

  • Independence Day Holiday - No Classes

    Wednesday, July 4

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Tuesday, July 31

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Tuesday, July 31

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Wednesday, August 8

  • Classes End

    Wednesday, August 8

  • Study Days

    Thursday, August 9

  • Final Exams

    Friday, August 10

  • Commencement

    Saturday, August 11

Calendar Footnotes

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