Academic Calendar 2016-2021

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 2 weeks 1 week 1 week 2 weeks 2 weeks
Activity Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Registration 5/16-26 5/22-6/1 5/21-31 5/20-30 5/18-28
Community Ed Registration 9/24 9/23 9/22 9/28 9/26
Classes begin 9/26 9/25 9/24 10/1*** 9/29*
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 10/3 10/2 10/1 10/7 10/5
Last day to reg/add classes 10/5 10/4 10/3 10/9 10/7
Last day to withdraw from classes 11/13 11/12 11/11 11/17 11/15
Thanksgiving vacation* 11/24-25 11/23-24 11/22-23 11/28-29 11/26-27
Last day of classes 12/2 12/1 11/30 12/6 12/4
Final examinations 12/5-9 12/4-8 12/3-7 12/9-13 12/7-11
Grades due (Tuesday noon) 12/13 12/12 12/11 12/17 12/15

Important Winter Term Dates

Activity Winter 2017 Winter 2018 Winter 2019 Winter 2020 Winter 2021
Initial Registration 11/14-23 11/13-22 11/12-21 11/18-27 11/16-25
Community Ed Registration 12/26 12/25 12/24 12/23 12/21
Classes begin 1/9 1/8 1/7 1/6 1/4
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 1/16 1/15 1/14 1/13 1/11
Last day to reg/add classes 1/18 1/17 1/16 1/15 1/13
Martin Luther King holiday* 1/16 1/15 1/21 1/20 1/18
Last day to withdraw from classes 2/26 2/25 2/24 2/23 2/21
Last day of classes 3/17 3/16 3/15 3/13 3/12
Final examinations 3/20-24 3/19-23 3/18-22 3/16-20 3/15-19
Grades due
(Monday noon)
3/27 3/26 3/25 3/23 3/22
Spring vacation 3/25-4/2 3/24-4/1 3/23-31 3/21-29 3/20-28

Important Spring Term Dates

Activity Spring 2017 Spring 2018 Spring 2019 Spring 2020 Spring 2021
Initial Registration 2/27-3/8 2/26-3/7 2/25-3/6 2/24-3/4 2/22-3/3
Community Ed Registration 3/20 3/19 3/18 3/16 3/15
Classes begin 4/3 4/2 4/1 3/30 3/29
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 4/10 4/9 4/8 4/6 4/5
Last day to reg/add classes 4/12 4/11 4/10 4/8 4/7
Last day to withdraw from classes 5/21 5/20 5/19 5/17 5/16
Memorial Day holiday* 5/29 5/28 5/27 5/25 5/31
Last day of classes 6/9 6/8 6/7 6/5 6/4
Final examinations 6/12-16 6/11-15 6/10-14 6/8-12 6/7-11
Graduation 6/19 6/18 6/17 6/15 6/14
Grades due
(Tuesday noon)
6/20 6/19 6/18 6/16 6/15

Important Summer Term Dates

Activity Summer 2016 Summer 2017 Summer 2018 Summer 2019 Summer 2020 Summer 2021
Initial Registration 5/2-6 5/8-12 5/7-11 5/6-10 5/4-8 5/3-7
Classes begin 6/20 6/26 6/25 6/24 6/22 6/21
Independence Day holiday* 7/4 7/4 7/4 7/4 7/3 7/5
First 8-week & second 4-week courses end 8/12 8/18 8/17 8/16 8/14 8/13
Summer Graduation***            
Labor Day holiday* 9/5 9/4 9/3 9/2 9/7 9/6
12-week session ends 9/9 9/15 9/14 9/13 9/11 9/10

* 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 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Fall & Spring Semester Registration 4/13/16 4/19/17 4/18/18 4/17/19 4/15/2020
Summer Semester Registration 4/12/17 4/11/18 4/10/19 4/8/20 4/7/2021

Law School Fall Semester Dates

Activity Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Orientation 8/15-19 8/14-18 8/20-24 8/19 - 23 8/17-21
Classes begin 8/22 8/21 8/27 8/26 8/24
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 8/29 8/28 9/3 9/2 8/31
Last day to reg/add classes 8/31 8/30 9/5 9/4 9/2
Labor Day holiday* 9/5 9/4 9/3 9/2 9/7
Last day to withdraw from classes 10/9 10/8 10/14 10/13 10/11
Thanksgiving vacation* 11/24-25 11/23-24 11/22-23 11/28-29 11/26-27
Last day of classes 11/30 11/29 12/5 12/4 12/2
Reading Period 12/1-4 11/30-12/3 12/6-9 12/5-8 12/3-6
Semester examinations 12/5-14 12/4-13 12/10-19 12/9-18 12/7-16
Grades due 1/4/2017 1/9/2017* 1/3/2018 1/7/2019 1/6/2020 1/4/2021
Grades available 1/5/2017 1/10/2017* 1/4/2018 1/8/2019 1/7/2020 1/5/2021

*all semester grade deadline extended

Law School Spring Semester Dates

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

Law School Summer Semester Dates

Activity Summer 2017 Summer 2018 Summer 2019 Summer 2020 Summer 2021
Memorial Day holiday** 5/29 5/28 5/27 5/25 5/31
Classes begin 5/30 5/29 5/28 5/26 5/24
5-week session ends 6/30 6/29 6/28 6/26 6/25
Independence Day holiday** 7/4 7/4 7/4 7/3 7/5
8-week session ends 7/21 7/20 7/19 7/17 7/16
Grades due 7/31 7/30 7/29 7/27 7/26
Grades available 8/1 7/31 7/30 7/28 7/27

**Observed; no classes held

Updated February, 2017