Important Dates


May 2 Classes End

May 5-9 Final Exams

May 11
Residence halls close at 4 p.m.


June 29
New Student Arrival Day

June 30 - July 5
Summer Welcome

July 2 Classes begin

July 4
Independence Day - No Classes

August 13 Classes End

August 15 Final Exams

August 16
Residence Halls close at Noon


Parents & Families Newswire


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The Penn State Parents Program is here to partner with you in order to ensure student success, provide opportunities for your engagement with the University, and educate you about resources and services available within the University community.

Our program goals are to:


Parent Information Form




Our Publications and Informational Guides

2013-2014 Parents and Families Guide

This guide provides valuable resource information for new and continuing Penn State parents with students attending University Park campus. It features academic, co-curricular, and student support services information as well as a checklist for new parents.


Parents Program Brochure

This brochure offers an overview of programs, services, and involvement opportunities provided to parents and family members of University Park students.

**Please note: If you are a parent of a new student at one of Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses, please visit the appropriate campus website for more information.