Description Date Link
Activate Intent to Graduate
August 12 - Septmeber 10  
Classes Begin August 26  
Regular Drop Deadline August 31 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Regular Add Deadline September 1 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Late Drop Begins September 1  
Late Registration Begins Septmeber 2  
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2  
Last date for a fall graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation or master's thesis to the eTD website for format review September 30 https://submit-etda.libraries.psu.edu/author
Last date for a fall graduate to pass the final doctoral defense October 7  
Last date for a fall graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to eTD website November 15 https://submit-etda.libraries.psu.edu/author
Late Drop Deadline November 15 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes) November 24 - November 30  
Classes End December 13  
Finals Week December 16 - 20  
Commencement December 21 @ 4:30 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center https://www.commencement.psu.edu/
     

This form was last updated 8/9/2019. If you have additional questions, please see our Graduate Program Coordinator, Sue Hyde.