Academic Calendars

Academic Calendars


SUMMER 2017
Event Summer Session I Summer Session II
Registration begins for all students Friday, February 3 Friday, February 3
Intent to graduate 4 May 8 through June 16 May 8 through June 16
Classes begin 1 Monday, May 8 Monday, June 26
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Memorial Day Holiday - No classes Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29  
Independence Day Holiday - No classes   Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4
Late drop – LionPATH Student Center 2, 3    
Withdrawal– LionPATH Student Center 3    
Classes end Saturday, June 24 Wednesday, August 9
Commencement (University Park) 4 Saturday, August 12 Saturday, August 12

FALL 2017
Event Fall Session I Fall Session II
Registration begins for all students Monday, June 5 Monday, June 5
Intent to graduate 4 August 14 through September 5 August 14 through September 5
Classes begin 1 Monday, August 21 Monday, October 16
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Labor Day Holiday - No classes Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4  
Thanksgiving Holiday - No classes   Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26
Late drop – LionPATH Student Center 2, 3    
Withdrawal – LionPATH Student Center 3    
Classes end Saturday, October 14 Saturday, December 9
Commencement (University Park) 4 Saturday, December 16 Saturday, December 16

SPRING 2018
Event Spring Session I Spring Session II
Registration begins for all students Monday, October 30 Monday, October 30
Intent to graduate 4 January 2 through January 22 January 2 through January 22
Classes begin 1 Monday, January 8 Monday, March 12
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Martin Luther King Day – No classes Monday, January 15  
Spring Break – No classes Tuesday, February 27 through Sunday, March 11  
Late drop – LionPATH Student Center 2, 3 View academic calendar deadlines

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Withdrawal – LionPATH Student Center 3

View academic calendar deadlines

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Classes end Monday, February 26 Saturday, April 28
Commencement (Great Valley) 4 Friday, May 4 Friday, May 4

SUMMER 2018
Event Summer Session I Summer Session II
Registration begins for all students February 2018 February 2018
Intent to graduate 4 May 7 through June 15 May 7 through June 15
Classes begin 1 Monday, May 7 Monday, June 25
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Memorial Day Holiday - No classes Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28  
Independence Day Holiday - No classes   Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4
Late drop – LionPATH Student Center 2, 3 View academic calendar deadlines View academic calendar deadlines
Withdrawal – LionPATH Student Center 3 View academic calendar deadlines View academic calendar deadlines
Classes end Saturday, June 23 Thursday, August 9
Commencement (University Park) 4 Saturday, August 11 Saturday, August 11

FALL 2018
Event Fall Session I Fall Session II
Registration begins for all students Monday, June 4 Monday, June 4
Intent to graduate 4 August 13 through September 4 August 13 through September 4
Classes begin 1 Monday, August 20 Monday, October 15
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Labor Day Holiday - No classes Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3  
Thanksgiving Holiday - No classes   Monday, November 19 through Sunday, November 25
Late drop – LionPATH Student Center 2, 3 View academic calendar deadlines View academic calendar deadlines
Withdrawal – LionPATH Student Center 3 View academic calendar deadlines View academic calendar deadlines
Classes end Saturday, October 13 Saturday, December 8
Commencement (University Park) 4 Saturday, December 15 Saturday, December 15

 

**These calendars are 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.

Calendar Footnotes

 

  1. See course listings for actual course start/end dates.
  2. Student action must be with the Registrar's Office
  3. These dates apply only to courses that begin and end as shown.  Contact the Registrar's Office for information on courses with other begin and end dates.  Starting with the first day of the class, a tuition penalty may be charged if the course is dropped.
  4. Graduation at Penn State Great Valley is held every spring.  See the Spring Academic Calendars for those dates. University Park will mail diplomas to the home addresses.