Academic Calendar 2017-2022

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

Term-Based Dates

Important Fall Term Dates

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Weeks between Summer and Fall 1 week 1 week 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Activity Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Registration 5/22-6/1 5/22-31 5/22-30 5/18-28 5/17-26
Community Ed Registration 9/23 9/22 9/28 9/26 9/25
Classes begin* 9/25 9/24 10/1* 9/29* 9/27
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 10/2 10/1 10/7 10/5 10/4
Last day to reg/add classes 10/4 10/3 10/9 10/7 10/6
Last day to withdraw from classes 11/12 11/11 11/17 11/15 11/14
Thanksgiving vacation** 11/23-24 11/23-24 11/28-29 11/26-27 11/25-26
Last day of classes 12/1 11/30 12/6 12/4 12/3
Final examinations 12/4-8 12/3-7 12/9-13 12/7-11 12/6-10
Grades due (Tuesday noon) 12/12 12/11 12/17 12/15 12/14

Important Winter Term Dates

Activity Winter 2018 Winter 2019 Winter 2020 Winter 2021 Winter 2022
Initial Registration 11/13-22 11/12-21 11/18-27 11/16-25 11/15-24
Community Ed Registration 12/25 12/24 12/23 12/21 12/20
Classes begin 1/8 1/7 1/6 1/4 1/3
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 1/15 1/14 1/13 1/11 1/10
Last day to reg/add classes 1/17 1/16 1/15 1/13 1/12
Martin Luther King holiday** 1/15 1/21 1/20 1/18 1/17
Last day to withdraw from classes 2/25 2/24 2/23 2/21 2/20
Last day of classes 3/16 3/15 3/13 3/12 3/11
Final examinations 3/19-23 3/18-22 3/16-20 3/15-19 3/14-18
Grades due
(Monday noon)
3/26 3/25 3/23 3/22 3/21
Spring vacation 3/24-4/1 3/23-31 3/21-29 3/20-28 3/19-27

Important Spring Term Dates

Activity Spring 2018 Spring 2019 Spring 2020 Spring 2021 Spring 2022
Initial Registration 2/26-3/7 2/25-3/6 2/24-3/4 2/22-3/3 2/21-3/2
Community Ed Registration 3/19 3/18 3/16 3/15 3/14
Classes begin 4/2 4/1 3/30 3/29 3/28
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 4/9 4/8 4/6 4/5 4/4
Last day to reg/add classes 4/11 4/10 4/8 4/7 4/6
Last day to withdraw from classes 5/20 5/19 5/17 5/16 5/15
Memorial Day holiday** 5/28 5/27 5/25 5/31 5/30
Last day of classes 6/8 6/7 6/5 6/4 6/3
Final examinations 6/11-15 6/10-14 6/8-12 6/7-11 6/6-10
Graduation 6/18 6/17 6/15 6/14 6/13
Grades due
(Tuesday noon)
6/19 6/18 6/16 6/15 6/14

Important Summer Term Dates

Activity Summer 2018 Summer 2019 Summer 2020 Summer 2021 Summer 2022
Initial Registration 5/7-11 5/6-10 5/4-8 5/3-7 5/2-6
Classes begin 6/25 6/24 6/22 6/21 6/20
Independence Day holiday** 7/4 7/4 7/3 7/5 7/4
First 8-week & second 4-week courses end 8/17 8/16 8/14 8/13 8/12
Summer Graduation***          
Labor Day holiday** 9/3 9/2 9/7 9/6 9/5
12-week session ends 9/14 9/13 9/11 9/10 9/9

* No classes held 9/30/2019 in observance of Rosh Hashanah or 9/28/2020 in observance of Yom Kipur
** Observed; no classes held
*** Summer graduation ceremony cancelled as of Summer 2016

 

Semester-Based Law School Dates

Law School Registration Dates

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Semester 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Fall & Spring Semester Registration 4/19/2017 4/18/2018 4/17/2019 4/15/2020 4/13/2021
Summer Semester Registration 4/11/2018 4/10/2019 4/8/2020 4/7/2021 4/6/2022

Law School Fall Semester Dates

Activity Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Orientation 8/14-18 8/20-24 8/19-23 8/17-21 8/16-20
Classes begin 8/21 8/27 8/26 8/24 8/23
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 8/28 9/3 9/2 8/31 8/30
Last day to reg/add classes 8/30 9/5 9/4 9/2 9/1
Labor Day holiday** 9/4 9/3 9/2 9/7 9/6
Last day to withdraw from classes 10/8 10/14 10/13 10/11 10/10
Thanksgiving vacation** 11/23-24 11/22-23 11/28-29 11/26-27 11/25-26
Last day of classes 11/29 12/5 12/4 12/2 12/1
Reading Period 11/30 - 12/3 12/6-9 12/5-8 12/3-6 12/2-3
Semester examinations 12/4-13 12/10-19 12/9-18 12/7-16 12/6-15
Grades due 1/3/2018 1/7/2019 1/6/2020 1/4/2021 1/3/2022
Grades available 1/4/2018 1/8/2019 1/7/2020 1/5/2021 1/4/2022

Law School Spring Semester Dates

Activity Spring 2018 Spring 2019 Spring 2020 Spring 2021 Spring 2022
January Term 1/8-12 1/7-11 1/6-10 1/4-8 1/10-14
Orientation 1/16 1/14 1/13 1/11 1/18
Classes begin 1/16 1/14 1/13 1/11 1/18
Martin Luther King Day holiday** 1/15 1/21 1/20 1/18 1/17
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 1/23 1/21 1/20 1/18 1/25
Last day to reg/add classes 1/25 1/23 1/22 1/20 1/27
Last day to withdraw from classes 3/4 3/3 3/1 2/28 3/6
Spring vacation 3/24-4/1 3/23-31 3/21-29 3/20 -28 3/19-27
Last day of classes 4/30 4/29 4/27 4/26 5/2
Reading Period 5/1-2 4/30-5/1 4/28-29 4/27-28 5/3-4
Semester examinations 5/3-14 5/2-13 4/30-5/11 4/29-5/10 5/5-16
Commencement 5/19 5/18 5/16 5/15 5/21
Grades due 5/31 5/30 5/28 5/27 6/2
Grades available 6/1 5/31 5/29 5/28 6/3

Law School Summer Semester Dates

Activity Summer 2018 Summer 2019 Summer 2020 Summer 2021 Summer 2022
Memorial Day holiday** 5/28 5/27 5/25 5/31 5/30
Classes begin 5/29 5/28 5/26 5/24 5/31
5-week session ends 6/29 6/28 6/26 6/25 7/1
Independence Day holiday** 7/4 7/4 7/3 7/5 7/4
8-week session ends 7/20 7/19 7/17 7/16 7/22
Grades due 7/30 7/29 7/27 7/26 8/1
Grades available 7/31 7/30 7/28 7/27 8/2

**Observed; no classes held

Updated March 22, 2017