Penn State has announced that all classes will be held online beginning on March 16 and continuing through the end of the spring semester. All non-essential events are canceled, rescheduled, or offered virtually through the end of the spring semester, regardless of the size of the event.
Please visit psu.edu/virusinfo for updates to University decisions related to COVID-19.
Please visit montalto.psu.edu/virusinfo for Mont Alto-specific updates.
|ACTION||FALL 2020||SPRING 2021|
|Reenrollment Deadline – Under 2.0 GPA||Saturday, August 1||Tuesday, December 1|
|Reenrollment Deadline – Over 2.0 GPA||Monday, August 10||Friday, December 11|
|Intent to Graduate Deadline||August 17 – September 8||January 2–25|
|Leave of Absence Deadline||Friday, August 21||Friday, January 8|
|Classes Begin||Monday, August 24||Monday, January 11|
|Labor Day - No Classes||Monday, September 7||N/A|
|Martin Luther King Day - Classes to be held||N/A||Monday, January 18|
|Drop Period*||August 24 to –29, 11:59 p.m.||January 11-16, 11:59 p.m.|
|Add Period*||Sunday, August 30, 11:59 p.m.||Sunday, January 17, 11:59 p.m.|
|Late Drop Begins*||Sunday, August 30||Sunday, January 17|
|Late Registration Begins||Monday, August 31||Monday, January 18|
|Final Exam Conflict Period||September 28–October 18||February 15–March 7|
|Late Drop Deadline*||Friday, November 13, 11:59 p.m.||Friday, April 9, 11:59 p.m.|
|Spring Break||N/A||March 7–13|
|Thanksgiving Holiday||November 22 – 28||N/A|
|Declare Minor (Graduating Students) Deadline||Friday, November 13||Friday, April 9|
|Withdrawal Deadline||Friday, December 11, 5:00 p.m.||Friday, April 30, 5:00 p.m.|
|Classes End||Friday, December 11||Friday, April 30|
|Study Days||December 12-13||May 1-2|
|Final Exams||December 14–18||May 3 – 7|
|Commencement**||Saturday, December 19||Saturday, May 8|
*Deadlines given apply to full-semester courses. Deadlines for part-semester courses are available in LionPATH and in the Records Office in Conklin. Starting with the first day of classes, a tuition penalty may be charged if the course is dropped.
**There is one ceremony a year at the Mont Alto campus in the spring semester. Students may participate prior to or after their actual graduation date if they will graduate in summer or fall.
NOTE: This calendar is subject to change without notice. In preparing the calendar for an academic year, the University makes every effort to avoid conflicts with religious holidays. However, conflicts are sometimes unavoidable. When they occur, efforts are made to make special arrangements for students.