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Event Date
Fall 2015 registration begins Monday, June 1, 2015
Students graduating in Fall 2015 must activate an Intent to Graduate on eLion Between August 17 through September 8
Fall I Session M/W    8/24 - 10/12
T/R      8/25 - 10/8
Sat.     8/29 - 10/17
Fall II Session M/W    10/19 - 12/7
T/R      10/20 - 12/8
Sat.     10/24 - 12/12
Classes will not meet on the following dates:

Labor Day Weekend - Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7

Thanksgiving Holiday - Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29

Fall 2015 Commencement Saturday, December 19 at University Park
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Event Date
Spring 2016 registration
Monday, October 26, 2015
Students graduating in Spring 2016 must activate an Intent to Graduate on eLion Between January 2 through January 25
Spring I Session M/W   1/11  - 2/29
T/R     1/12  - 2/25
Sat.    1/16  - 2/27
Spring II Session M/W   3/9    - 4/25
T/R     3/8    - 4/21
Sat.    3/12  - 4/23
Classes will not meet on the following dates:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day -
Monday, January 18

Spring Break -
Tuesday, March 1 through Monday, March 7

Spring 2016 Commencement Friday, May 6 at Great Valley
Spring 2016

Please note: The University reserves the right to change, postpone, cancel, or change instructors for any course due to unforeseen

Access Accounts

All students are required to have a Penn State Access Account. To activate your account, stop by the Computer Center on campus.

Deferred Tuition Payment Plan

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eLion allows current students to register and pay for courses online, view their grades, check e-mail, and request transcripts.

Penn State Student Portal System

The Penn State Student Customized Web page is your own version of the Penn State home page. Similar to MyNetscape or MyYahoo, the portal system lets you collect all of your favorite links in one place.


Textbook Rentals Come to Bookstore - As of fall 2010, Penn State Great Valley will become part of a select group of colleges/universities offering students a textbook rental program.