Academic Calendars

SPRING 2020
Event Spring Session I Spring Session II
Registration begins for all students Monday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m.
Intent to graduate 4 January 2 through January 27 January 2 through January 27
Classes begin 1 Monday, January 13 Monday, March 16
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Martin Luther King Day – No classes Monday, January 20  
Spring Break – No classes Tuesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 15  
Late drop – LionPATH Student Center 2, 3 View academic calendar deadlines

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Withdrawal – LionPATH Student Center 3

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Classes end Monday, March 2 Saturday, May 2
Commencement (Great Valley) 4 Friday, May 8 Friday, May 8
SUMMER 2020
Event Summer Session I Summer Session II
Registration begins for all students Tuesday, February 4 Tuesday, February 4
Intent to graduate 4 May 11 through June 19 May 11 through June 19
Classes begin 1 Monday, May 11 Monday, June 29
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Memorial Day Holiday - No classes Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25  
Independence Day Holiday - No classes   Saturday, July 4, Sunday, July 5, and Monday, July 6
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 27 Thursday, August 13
Commencement (University Park) 4 Saturday, August 15 Saturday, August 15
FALL 2020
Event Fall Session I Fall Session II
Registration begins for all students Monday, June 8 at 12:00 p.m. Monday, June 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Intent to graduate 4 August 17 through September 8 August 17 through September 8
Classes begin 1 Monday, August 24 Monday, October 19
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Labor Day Holiday – No classes Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7  
Thanksgiving Holiday – No classes   Monday, November 23 through Sunday, November 29
Late drop – LionPATH Student Center 2, 3 View academic calendar deadlines

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Withdrawal – LionPATH Student Center 3

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Classes end Saturday, October 17 Saturday, December 12
Commencement (University Park) 4 Saturday, December 19 Saturday, December 19
SPRING 2021
Event Spring Session I Spring Session II
Registration begins for all students Monday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m.
Intent to graduate 4 January 2 through January 25 January 2 through January 25
Classes begin 1 Monday, January 11 Monday, March 15
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Martin Luther King Day – No classes Monday, January 18  
Spring Break – No classes Tuesday, March 2 through Sunday, March 14  
Late drop – LionPATH Student Center 2, 3 View academic calendar deadlines

View academic calendar deadlines

Withdrawal – LionPATH Student Center 3

View academic calendar deadlines

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Classes end Monday, March 1 Saturday, May 1
Commencement (Great Valley) 4 Friday, May 7 Friday, May 7
SUMMER 2021
Event Summer Session I Summer Session II
Registration begins for all students February 2021 February 2021
Intent to graduate 4 May 10 through June 18 May 10 through June 18
Classes begin 1 Monday, May 10 Monday, June 28
Late registration & drop/add period 3 First week of class First week of class
Memorial Day Holiday - No classes Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31  
Independence Day Holiday - No classes   Saturday, July 3 through Monday, July 5
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 26 Thursday, August 12
Commencement (University Park) 4 Saturday, August 14 Saturday, August 14

**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.