Academic Calendar - Registrar's Office - Penn State Altoona

Academic Calendar

Fall 2016

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Penn State Altoona Academic Calendar - Fall Semester
EventDate(s)Day(s)
Intent to Graduate Activation PeriodAug 15-Sept 6Mon-Tues
Arrival Day of New StudentsAug 19Fri
Leave of Absence DeadlineAug 19Fri
Arrival Day of Returning StudentsAug 21Sun
Classes BeginAug 22Mon
1 Regular Drop DeadlineAug 27Sat
1 Regular Add DeadlineAug 28 - 8 a.m.Sun
1 Late Drop BeginsAug 28Sun
1 Late Registration BeginsAug 29Mon
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Filing PeriodSept 1-12Thurs-Mon
Labor Day – No ClassesSept 5Mon
Final Exam Conflict Filing PeriodSept 26-Oct 14Mon-Fri
1 Late Drop DeadlineNov 11Fri
Declare Minor Deadline for FA16 GradsNov 11Fri
Thanksgiving Holiday—No ClassesNov 21-26Mon-Sat
Withdrawal DeadlineDec 9Fri
Classes EndDec 9Fri
Study DaysDec 10-11Sat-Sun
Final ExamsDec 12-15Mon-Thurs
Penn State Altoona CommencementDec 17Sat
University Park CommencementDec 17Sat

1 These dates apply to full semester courses. Refer to the LionPATH "Schedule - Course Drop Dates" application for further information.


This calendar is subject to change without notice. In preparing the calendar for an academic year, the University makes every effort to avoid conflict with religious holidays. However, conflicts are sometimes unavoidable. When they occur, efforts are made to make special arrangements for students affected.