Graduate Catalog

2012 – 2013

Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
McKelvie Hall, 102 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763

Revised August 2012

Academic Calendar


August 25-26 Residence halls open
August 27 Classes begin - 8 a.m.
Late Registration and Drop/Add
September 3 Labor Day (no classes)
September 17 Rosh Hashanah*
September 26 Yom Kippur*
October 8-9 Fall break (no classes)
November 21 Thanksgiving recess begins - 8 a.m.
November 26 Thanksgiving recess ends - 8 a.m.
December 8-9 Reading days
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-15 Examination period
December 16 Commencement (undergraduate)
December 17 Commencement (graduate)


January 14 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
January 28 Classes begin - 8 a.m.
Late Registration and Drop/Add
March 15 Spring break begins - 8 a.m.
March 25 Spring break ends - 5 p.m.
March 26 Passover*
March 29 Good Friday*
May 10 Last day of classes
May 13-17 Examination period
May 18 Commencement (undergraduate)
May 20 Commencement (graduate)

Please consult the current course schedule and the University’s Web site for the most up-to-date
calendars, including the one for summer and for 2013-14.

*Although the University will be in session, no examinations are to be administered on these major Christian and Jewish holy days. All members of the academic community are also expected to be considerate of and provide appropriate accommodations to students of other faiths when assignments, exams, and other course requirements fall on the major holy days of their religions.