PennWest welcomes incoming and returning students to campus this week, as Welcome Weekend kicks off Aug. 18 for California, Clarion and Edinboro.

Following the first-weekend activities, the first date of full-term and half-term courses is Monday, Aug. 21.

Students are encouraged to visit the MyPennWest portal and D2L on the first day of class to confirm attendance and obtain relevant course information.

Welcome Week Schedules

PennWest California

PennWest Clarion

PennWest Edinboro

Important Dates for Fall 2023

‍Full-term courses begin – Aug. 21

‍Last day to add/drop full-term courses – Aug. 28

‍Labor Day (No classes) – Sept. 4

‍Mid-Semester Break (No classes) – Oct. 6

‍Mid-term grades due for full-term courses – Oct. 13

‍Registration opens for winter 2023/spring 2024 – Oct. 30

‍Thanksgiving Break (No classes) – Nov. 22-24

‍Classes end – Dec. 1

‍Exam Week – Dec. 4-8

‍Commencement Weekend – Dec. 9

For a comprehensive calendar of 2023-2024, visit