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Penn State 2023 Fall Semester Regular Session Academic Calendar

This page contains important dates for the 2023 Fall Semester at Penn State University


Days of the week


Intent to Graduate - Activation Period Monday - Tuesday August 14 - September 5
Leave of Absense - Deadline Friday August 18
Student Registration - Deadline Sunday August 20
Classes Begin Monday August 21
Regular Drop - Deadline Saturday August 26 at 11:59 PM (ET)
Regular Add - Deadline Sunday August 27 at 11:59 PM (ET)
Late Drop Begins Sunday August 27
Late Registration Begins Monday August 28
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes Monday September 4
Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period Monday - Sunday September 25 - October 15
Late Drop - Deadline Friday November 10 at 11:59 PM (ET)
Declare Concurrent Majors, Minors, or Certificates - Deadline (Graduating Students) Friday November 10
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes Sunday - Saturday November 19 - 25
Withdrawal - Deadline Friday December 8 at 5:00 PM (ET)
Classes End Friday December 8
Study Days Saturday - Sunday December 9 - 10
Final Exams Monday - Friday December 11 - 15
Commencement Saturday December 16

Use these dates from the 2023 Fall Semester academic calendar to plan when the most important decisions should be made related to your student's college career. You can also plan ahead by taking vacations days at work to help your student move in or booking a hotel for commencement. Review the Penn State Campus map provided by PSUMoms to find your way around campus so you are not late meeting your student on these important dates.

Penn State Academic Calendar Infographic

Click the image to open a larger version in a new window. From there you can download or print a copy of the 2023 Penn State academic calendar.