Academic Calendar

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This page provides information about the academic calendar for the current and next academic years. (This pertains only to the traditional, on-campus undergraduate program. Other students should consult their program director for schedule information about your program.)

These dates are subject to change. In general, we strive to fix the dates for a particular academic year (which starts with summer school in mid-May) no later than January 1. On rare occasions, events warrant making changes after this date. If such a late change creates a hardship for a student traveling at a distance, please contact the VPAA′s office for assistance  at 724-847-6605,

The Semester Timeline gives more detailed information for the upcoming semesters.

The Final Exam Schedule gives specific times for final exams for the upcoming academic year.

FALL 2015
Orientation/Registration/Schedule Changes Aug 26-28 Wed-Fri
Advising Meeting
Advisors meet with new students 11:00 a.m.
Aug 28 11 a.m. Fri
Classes begin Aug 31 8 a.m. Mon
Last day to add a class Sep 04 Fri
Labor Day - classes will meet Sep 07 Mon
LOW GRADES due online Oct 20 9 a.m. Tue
Fall break begins Oct 23 5 p.m. Fri
Classes resume Oct 27 5 p.m. Tue
Last day to drop a class Nov 09 Mon
Thanksgiving recess begins Nov 24 5 p.m. Tue
Classes resume Nov 30 5 p.m. Mon
Last day for new freshmen to drop one class Dec 01 Tue
Graduation reception for January grads Dec 05 1:30 p.m. Sat
Last day of classes Dec 14 Mon
Evening exams begin Dec 14 Mon
Reading Day Dec 15 Tue
Day exams begin Dec 15 3:30 p.m. Tue
Final exams end Dec 18 Fri
FINAL GRADES due online Dec 22 9 a.m. Tue


Classes begin 8:00 a.m Jan 11 8 a.m. Mon
Martin Luther King Day (No day classes; evening classes will meet) Jan 18 Mon
Spring Break begins 5:00 p.m. Mar 04 5 p.m. Fri

Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
Revised schedule: follow MONDAY day schedule.  No evening classes at all this day.

Mar 15 8 a.m. Tue
Easter Break begins 5:00 p.m. Mar 23 Wed
Classes resume 5:00 p.m. Mar 28 5 p.m. Mon

Revised schedule; follow MONDAY day schedule

Mar 30

Reading Day
Final exams begin at 3:30 p.m. Evening exams begin.
May 02 Mon
Final exams end
End of Spring Semester
May 05
Baccalaureate 7:00 p.m. May 06 7 p.m. Fri
Trad′l. Undergraduate Commencement 10:00 a.m. May 07 10 a.m. Sat
Graduate & Adult Education Commencement 3:00 p.m. May 07 3 p.m. Sat
FINAL GRADES DUE ONLINE BY 9:00 a.m. May 11 9 a.m. Wed