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When exams are done and your summer begins, do yourself a favor and visit the Division of Undergraduate Studies to learn more about planning and managing YOUR education. Later this month, check back to see a brand new website that focuses even more on how you can get the most out of your college experience.
May 4–8 (Mon–Fri): Final exams
May 11–June 8 (Mon–Mon): Maymester (University Park)
May 18–June 26 (Mon–Fri): First summer session (University Park)
July 1–August 12 (Wed–Wed): Second summer session (University Park)
For important summer-session dates at all campuses, see the Summer 2015 Academic Calendars.
Many Penn State libraries are open extra hours to make it easier for you to find quiet places to study or work with your group on projects. See details at Libraries to Expand Hours, Services for Finals, including information about late-night buses, the Safe Walk escort service, extra café hours, plus free coffee and snacks in 103 Paterno and DeStress Fest activities during final exams. Check library hours at all campuses at Library Hours by Location and information about Computer Lab Hours and Locations, too.
Now through Wednesday, May 6, relax between study sessions at University Park with free snacks and drinks, games, art therapy, Play-doh, and puzzles in various locations, including Pattee and Paterno Library, Archtecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, and the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. See details at DeStress Fest.
Confused by all the majors to choose from at Penn State? Wondering how to narrow the search to those that match your strengths and interests? Use MajorQuest to find and reflect on various interest areas and the majors that would allow you to study them. MajorQuest also provides resource links beneath each major to help you learn more about those that interest you.
If you’d like to explore the Arabic language, customs, and culture this summer (June 11–July 8) at University Park, check out the details, including federally funded scholarship opportunities, at STARTALK Arabic Academy. Additional scholarships and opportunities to learn other less commonly taught languages, such as Chinese, Korean, Turkish (listed under LANG in the Schedule of Courses), and Russian will be offered this summer through the Language Institute at Penn State. Think about it! You could earn up to 12 credits in eight weeks.
Making decisions? Use the Exploration Resources on the DUS website to explore and make decisions about possible majors
Make An Appointment
Want to make an appointment with your adviser? Use our online appointment scheduling system!
Penn State Events
Interested in more events at Penn State? For a list of workshops, seminars, information sessions, career and major fairs, and more, visit the Events Calendar at Penn State.