The academic year consists of two fifteen-week semesters, each of which includes a final examination period. The fall semester normally begins in late August and concludes with final examinations in December. The spring semester begins in mid-January and closes with a final examination period in May. An optional Intersession is offered in January.
The University also provides a broad range of courses, workshops, mini-courses, and programs with outdoor activities during the summer months. The summer schedule includes a three-week Pre-Session, two five-week Day Sessions, and a nine-week Evening Session, plus special mini-sessions. The first regular summer Day Session begins in early June and concludes in mid-July; the second regular summer Day Session begins in mid-July and ends in late August. The nine-week Evening Session, which begins in early June and ends in early August, complements these two day-school summer sessions. Students interested in the summer programs should contact the Office of Summer Sessions for specific course and scheduling information. Please request special summer discount information through the Provost's Office at (570) 408-4200.
Commencement exercises are held three times annually, at the close of the fall semester, spring semester and at the close of the Summer Sessions.
For a copy of the 2017-18 Approved Academic Calendar, go to the end of this bulletin or click 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.