Academic Calendar - Registrar's Office - Penn State Altoona

Academic Calendar

Fall 2015

Fall 2015 | Spring 2016

Penn State Altoona Academic Calendar - Fall Semester
EventDate(s)Day(s)
Intent to Graduate Activation PeriodAug 17-Sept 8Mon-Tues
Arrival Day of New StudentsAug 20Thurs
Leave of Absence DeadlineAug 21Fri
Arrival Day of Returning StudentsAug 23Sun
Registration Deadline (only available on eLion)Aug 23Sun
Classes BeginAug 24Mon
1Regular Drop DeadlineSept 2Wed
1Regular Add DeadlineSept 3 at 8 a.m.Thurs
1Late Drop BeginsSept 3Thurs
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Filing PeriodSept 3-14Thurs-Mon
1Late Registration BeginsSept 4Fri
Labor Day – No ClassesSept 7Mon
Last day to Complete RegistrationSept 18Fri
Cancellation Date for Incomplete RegistrationSept 21Mon
Final Exam Conflict Filing PeriodSept 28-Oct 16Mon-Fri
1Late Drop DeadlineNov 13Fri
Declare Minor Deadline for FA15 GradsNov 13Fri
Thanksgiving Holiday—No ClassesNov 23-28Mon-Sat
Withdrawal DeadlineDec 11Fri
Classes EndDec 11Fri
Study DaysDec 12-13Sat-Sun
Final ExamsDec 14-17Mon-Thurs
Penn State Altoona CommencementDec 19Sat
University Park CommencementDec 19Sat

1 These dates apply to full semester courses. Refer to the eLion “Schedule - Course Drop Dates” application for further information. Starting with the first day of the class, a tuition penalty may be charged if the course is dropped.


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.