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

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  1. 2020–2026
  2. 2018–2023
  3. 2017–2022
  4. 2016–2021

Term-Based Dates

Term Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023 Fall 2024 Fall 2025
Weeks between Summer Term and Fall term 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 1 week 2 weeks 2 weeks
Important Fall Term Dates Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023 Fall 2024 Fall 2025
Initial Registration May 18–29 May 17–26 May 16–25 May 22 – June 1 May 20–30 May 19–29
Community Education Registration begins September 26 September 25 September 24 September 23 September 28 September 27
Classes begin* September 29* September 27 September 27* September 26* September 30 September 29
Last day to drop classes without W October 3 October 2 October 1 September 30 October 5 October 4
Veterans Day Holiday**   November 11 November 11 November 10 November 11 November 11
Last day to register/add classes October 5 October 4 October 3 October 2 October 7 October 6
Last day to withdraw from classes November 15 November 14 November 13 November 12 November 17 November 16
Thanksgiving vacation** November 26–27 November 25–26 November 24–25 November 23–24 November 28–29 November 27–28
Last day of classes December 4 December 3 December 2 December 1 December 6 December 5
Final examinations December 7–11 December 6–10 December 5–9 December 4–8 December 9–13 December 8–12
Final grades due (Tuesday noon) December 15 December 14 December 13 December 12 December 17 December 16
Important Winter Term Dates Winter 2021 Winter 2022 Winter 2023 Winter 2024 Winter 2025 Winter 2026
Initial Registration November 16–25 November 15–24 November 14–23 November 13–22 November 18–27 November 17–26
Community Education Registration begins December 21 December 20 December 19 December 18 December 23 December 22
Classes begin* January 4 January 3 January 9 January 8 January 6 January 5
Last day to drop classes without W January 9 January 8 January 14 January 13 January 11 January 10
Last day to register/add classes January 12 January 10 January 16 January 15 January 13 January 12
Martin Luther King, Jr holiday** January 18 January 17 January 16 January 15 January 20 January 19
Last day to withdraw from classes February 21 February 20 February 26 February 25 February 23 February 22
Last day of classes March 12 March 11 March 17 March 15 March 14 March 13
Final examinations March 15–19 March 14–18 March 20–24 March 18–22 March 17–21 March 16–20
Final grades due (Monday noon) March 22 March 21 March 27 March 25 March 24 March 23
Spring vacation March 20–28 March 19–27 March 25 – April 2 March 23–31 March 22–30 March 21–29
Important Spring Term Dates Spring 2021 Spring 2022 Spring 2023 Spring 2024 Spring 2025 Spring 2026
Initial Registration February 22 – March 3 February 21 – March 2 February 27 – March 8 February 26 – March 6 February 24 – March 5 February 23 – March 4
Community Education Registration March 15 March 14 March 20 March 18 March 17 March 16
Classes begin* March 29 March 28 April 3 April 1 March 31 March 30
Last day to drop classes without W April 3 April 2 April 8 April 6 April 5 April 4
Last day to register/add classes April 5 April 4 April 10 April 8 April 7 April 6
Last day to withdraw from classes May 16 May 15 May 21 May 19 May 18 May 17
Memorial Day holiday** May 31 May 30 May 29 May 27 May 26 May 25
Last day of classes June 4 June 3 June 9 June 7 June 6 June 5
Final examinations June 7–11 June 6–10 June 12–16 June 10–14 June 9–13 June 8–12
Commencement ceremony June 14 June 13 June 20 June 17 June 16 June 15
Juneteenth holiday June 18 June 20 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19
Final grades due (Tuesday noon) June 15 June 14 June 20 June 18 June 17 June 16
Important Summer Term Dates Summer 2021 Summer 2022 Summer 2023 Summer 2024 Summer 2025 Summer 2026
Olympic Trials June 18–27          
World Track Championships   July 15–24        
Initial registration May 3–7 May 2–6 May 8–12 May 6–10 May 5–9 May 4–8
Juneteenth holiday June 18 June 20 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19
Classes begin June 21 June 21*** June 26 June 24 June 23 June 22
Independence Day holiday** July 5 July 4 July 4 July 4 July 4 July 3
First 8-week and second 4-week sessions end August 13 August 12 August 18 August 16 August 15 August 14
Labor Day holiday** September 6 September 5 September 4 September 2 September 1 September 7
12-week session ends September 10 September 9 September 15 September 13 September 12 September 11

Footnotes

  1. * In observance of Yom Kippur, classes begin Tuesday, September 29, 2020 and Tuesday, September 26, 2023; In observance of Rosh Hashanah, classes begin on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
  2. ** Observed, no classes held.
  3. *** In observance of Juneteenth, classes begin Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Semester-Based Law School Registration Dates

Academic Year 2020–2021 2021–2022 2022–2023 2023–2024 2024–2025 2025–2026
Fall & Spring Semester Registration April 15, 2020 April 14, 2021 April 13, 2022 April 19, 2023 April 17, 2024 April 16, 2025
Summer Semester Registration April 8, 2021 April 6, 2022 April 5, 2023 April 10, 2024 April 9, 2025 April 8, 2026
Law School Fall Semester Dates Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023 Fall 2024 Fall 2025
Orientation August 17–21 August 16–20 August 15–19 August 14–18 August 19–23 August 11–15
Classes begin August 24 August 23 August 22 August 21 August 26 August 25
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ August 31 August 30 August 29 August 28 September 3 September 2
Last day to register or add classes September 2 September 1 August 31 August 30 September 5 September 4
Labor Day holiday September 7 September 6 September 5 September 4 September 2 September 1
Last day to withdraw from classes October 11 October 10 October 9 October 8 October 13 October 12
Veterans Day holiday   November 11 November 11 November 10 November 11 November 11
Thanksgiving vacation (no classes) November 26–27 November 25–26 November 24–25 November 23–24 November 28–29 November 27–28
Last day of classes December 2 December 2 December 1 November 30 December 5 December 4
Reading Period December 3–6 December 3–6 December 2–5 December 1–4 December 6–9 December 5–8
Semester examinations December 7–16 Decebmer 7–16 December 6–15 December 5–14 December 10–19 December 9–18
Grades due January 4 January 4 January 4 January 3 January 7 January 6
Grades available January 5 January 5 January 5 January 4 January 8 January 7
Law School Spring Semester Dates Spring 2021 Spring 2022 Spring 2023 Spring 2024 Spring 2025 Spring 2026
January Term January 4–8 January 10–14 January 9–13 January 8–12 January 6–10 January 5–9
Orientation January 11 January 18 January 17 January 16 January 13 January 12
Classes begin January 11 January 18 January 17 January 16 January 13 January 12
Martin Luther King Day holiday (no classes) January 18 January 17 January 16 January 15 January 20 January 19
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ January 18 January 25 January 24 January 23 January 21 January 20
Last day to register or add classes January 20 January 27 January 26 January 25 January 23 January 22
Last day to withdraw from classes February 28 March 6 March 5 March 3 March 2 March 1
Spring Vacation March 20–28 March 19–27 March 25 – April 2 March 23–31 March 22–30 March 21–29
Last day of classes April 26 May 2 May 1 April 29 April 28 April 27
Reading Period April 27–28 May 3–4 May 2–3 April 30 – May 1 April 29–30 April 28–29
Semester examinations April 29 – May 10 May 5–16 May 4–15 May 2–13 May 1–12 April 30 – May 11
Commencement May 15 May 21 May 20 May 18 May 17 May 16
Grades due May 27 June 2 June 1 May 30 May 29 May 28
Grades available May 28 June 3 June 2 May 31 May 30 May 29
Law School Summer Semester Dates Summer 2021 Summer 2022 Summer 2023 Summer 2024 Summer 2025 Summer 2026
Memorial Day holiday May 31 May 30 May 29 May 27 May 26 May 25
Juneteenth holiday June 18 June 20 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19
Classes begin May 24 May 31 May 30 May 28 May 27 May 26
5-week session ends June 25 July 1 June 30 June 28 June 27 June 26
Independence Day holiday July 5 July 4 July 4 July 4 July 4 July 3
8-week session ends July 16 July 22 July 21 July 19 July 18 July 17
Grades due July 26 August 2 August 1 July 30 July 29 July 28
Grades available July 27 August 3 August 2 July 31 July 30 July 29