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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 semester begins||Aug 25||8 a.m.||Mon|
|Labor Day – classes will meet||Sep 01||Mon|
|Fall break begins at 5:00 p.m.||Oct 17||5 p.m.||Fri|
|Classes resume at 5:00 p.m.||Oct 21||5 p.m.||Tue|
|Thanksgiving recess begins 5:00 p.m.||Nov 25||5 p.m.||Tue|
|Classes resume 5:00 p.m.||Dec 01||5 p.m||Mon|
|Graduation reception for January grads||Dec 06||1:30 p.m.||Sat|
|Last day of classes||Dec 08||Mon|
|Evening exams begin||Dec 08||Mon|
Final exams end
|FINAL GRADES due online by 9 a.m.||Dec 16||9 a.m||Tue|
|Classes begin 8:00 a.m||Jan 12||8 a.m.||Mon|
|Martin Luther King Day (No day classes; evening classes will meet)||Jan 19||Mon|
|Spring Break begins 5:00 p.m.||Mar 06||5 p.m.||Fri|
Classes resume 8:00 a.m.
|Mar 17||8 a.m.||Tue|
|Easter Break begins 5:00 p.m.||Apr 01||Wed|
|Classes resume 5:00 p.m.||Apr 06||5 p.m.||Mon|
Revised schedule; follow MONDAY day schedule
Final exams begin at 3:30 p.m. Evening exams begin.
|Final exams end
End of Spring Semester
|Baccalaureate 7:00 p.m.||May 08||7 p.m.||Fri|
|Trad’l. Undergraduate Commencement 10:00 a.m.||May 09||10 a.m.||Sat|
|Graduate & Adult Education Commencement 3:00 p.m.||May 09||3 p.m.||Sat|
|FINAL GRADES DUE ONLINE BY 9:00 a.m.||May 13||9 a.m.||Wed|