Academic Calendar 2013-2018

Note: Academic years begin with the Fall term or semester.

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Term-Based Dates

Important Fall Term Dates

Activity Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Initial Registration 5/20-31 5/19-29 5/18-28 5/16-26 5/22-6/1
Community Ed Registration 9/28 9/27 9/26 9/24 9/23
Classes begin 9/30 9/29 9/28 9/26 9/25
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 10/7 10/6 10/5 10/3 10/2
Last day to reg/add classes 10/9 10/8 10/7 10/5 10/4
Last day to withdraw from classes 11/17 11/16 11/15 11/13 11/12
Thanksgiving vacation* 11/28-29 11/27-28 11/26-27 11/24-25 11/23-24
Last day of classes 12/6 12/5 12/4 12/2 12/1
Final examinations 12/9-13 12/8-12 12/7-11 12/5-9 12/4-8
Conferral date 12/14 12/13 12/12 12/10 12/10
Grades due (Tuesday noon) 12/17 12/16 12/15 12/13 12/12

Important Winter Term Dates

Activity Winter 2014 Winter 2015 Winter 2016 Winter 2017 Winter 2018
Initial Registration 11/18-27 11/17-26 11/16-25 11/14-23 11/13-22
Community Ed Registration 12/23 12/22 12/21 12/26 12/25
Classes begin 1/6 1/5 1/4 1/9 1/8
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 1/13 1/12 1/11 1/16 1/15
Last day to reg/add classes 1/15 1/14 1/13 1/18 1/17
Martin Luther King holiday* 1/20 1/19 1/18 1/16 1/15
Last day to withdraw from classes 2/23 2/22 2/21 2/26 2/25
Last day of classes 3/14 3/13 3/11 3/17 3/16
Final examinations 3/17-21 3/16-20 3/14-18 3/20-24 3/19-23
Grades due (Monday noon) 3/24 3/23 3/21 3/27 3/26
Conferral date 3/22 3/21 3/19 3/25 3/25
Spring vacation 3/22-30 3/21-29 3/19-27 3/25-4/2 3/24-4/1

Important Spring Term dates:

Activity Spring 2014 Spring 2015 Spring 2016 Spring 2017 Spring 2018
Initial Registration 2/24-3/5 2/23-3/4 2/22-3/2 2/27-3/8 2/26-3/7
Community Ed Registration 3/17 3/16 3/14 3/20 3/19
Classes begin 3/31 3/30 3/28 4/3 4/2
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 4/7 4/6 4/4 4/10 4/9
Last day to reg/add classes 4/9 4/8 4/6 4/12 4/11
Last day to withdraw from classes 5/18 5/17 5/15 5/21 5/20
Memorial Day holiday* 5/26 5/25 5/30 5/29 5/28
Last day of classes 6/6 6/5 6/3 6/9 6/8
Final examinations 6/9-13 6/8-12 6/6-10 6/12-16 6/11-15
Spring Commencement 6/16 6/15 6/13 6/19 6/18
Conferral date 6/16 6/15 6/13 6/19 6/18
Grades due (Tuesday noon) 6/17 6/16 6/14 6/20 6/19

Important Summer Term dates:

Activity Summer 2014 Summer 2015 Summer 2016 Summer 2017 Summer 2018
Initial Registration 5/5-9 5/4-8 5/2-6 5/8-12 5/7-11
Classes begin 6/23 6/22 6/20 6/26 6/25
Independence Day holiday* 7/4 7/3 7/4 7/4 7/4
First 8-week & second 4-week courses end 8/13 8/12 8/10 8/16 8/15
Final Exams for first 8-week & second 4-week courses 8/14-15 8/13-14 8/11-12 8/17-18 8/16-17
Summer Commencement 8/16 8/15 8/13 8/19 8/18
Conferral date 9/6 9/5 9/3 9/9 9/9
Labor Day holiday* 9/1 9/7 9/5 9/4 9/3
11-week session ends 9/5 9/4 9/2 9/8 9/7

Semester-Based Law School Dates

Law School Registration Dates

Activity 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Fall & Spring Semesters 4/17/13 4/16/14 4/15/15 4/13/16 4/19/17
Summer Semester 4/9/14 4/8/15 4/6/16 4/12/17 4/17/18

Law School Fall Semester Dates

Activity Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Orientation 8/19-23 8/18-22 8/17-21 8/15-19 8/14-18
Classes begin 8/26 8/25 8/24 8/22 8/21
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 9/2 9/1 8/31 8/29 8/28
Last day to reg/add classes 9/4 9/3 9/2 8/31 8/30
Labor Day holiday* 9/2 9/1 9/7 9/5 9/4
Last day to withdraw from classes 10/13 10/12 10/11 10/9 10/8
Thanksgiving vacation* 11/28-29 11/27-28 11/26-27 11/24-25 11/23-24
Last day of classes 12/4 12/3 12/2 11/30 11/29
Reading Period 12/5-8 12/4-7 12/3-6 12/1-4 11/30-12/3
Semester examinations 12/9-18 12/8-17 12/7-16 12/5-14 12/4-13
Grades due 1/6/2014 1/5/2015 1/4/2016 1/4/2017 1/3/2018
Grades available 1/7/2014 1/6/2015 1/5/2016 1/5/2017 1/4/2018

Law School Spring Semester Dates

Activity Spring 2014 Spring 2015 Spring 2016 Spring 2017 Spring 2018
January Term 1/6-10 1/5-9 1/11-15 1/9-13 1/8-12
Orientation 1/13 1/12 1/19 1/17 1/16
Classes begin 1/13 1/12 1/19 1/17 1/16
Martin Luther King Day holiday* 1/20 1/19 1/18 1/16 1/15
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 1/20 1/19 1/26 1/24 1/23
Last day to reg/add classes 1/22 1/21 1/28 1/26 1/25
Last day to withdraw from classes 3/2 3/1 3/6 3/5 3/4
Spring vacation 3/22-30 3/21-29 3/19-27 3/25-4/2 3/24-4/1
Last day of classes 4/28 4/27 5/2 5/1 4/30
Reading Period 4/29-30 4/28-29 5/3-4 5/2-3 5/1-2
Semester examinations 5/1-12 4/30-5/11 5/5-16 5/4-15 5/3-14
Commencement 5/17 5/16 5/21 5/20 5/19
Grades due 5/29 5/27 6/2 6/1 5/31
Grades available 5/30 5/28 6/3 6/2 6/1

Law School Summer Semester Dates

Activity Summer 2014 Summer 2015 Summer 2016 Summer 2017 Summer 2018
Memorial Day holiday* 5/26 5/25 5/30 5/29 5/28
Classes begin 5/27 5/26 5/31 5/30 5/29
5-week session ends 6/27 6/26 7/1 6/30 6/29
Independence Day holiday* 7/4 7/3 7/4 7/4 7/4
8-week session ends 7/18 7/17 7/22 7/21 7/20
Grades due 7/28 7/27 8/1 7/31 7/30
Grades available 7/29 7/28 8/2 8/1 7/31

* Observed; no classes held

Updated November, 2013