Academic Calendar 2015-2021

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

Term-Based Dates

Important Fall Term Dates

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Activity Fall 2015
(begins 3 weeks after end of Summer)
Fall 2016
(begins 2 weeks after end of Summer)
Fall 2017
(begins 1 week after end of Summer)
Fall 2018
(begins 1 week after end of Summer)
Fall 2019
(begins 2 weeks after end of Summer)
Registration 5/18-28 5/16-26 5/22-6/1 5/21-31 5/20-30
Community Ed Registration 9/26 9/24 9/23 9/22 9/28
Classes begin 9/28 9/26 9/25 9/24 10/1***
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 10/5 10/3 10/2 10/1 10/7
Last day to reg/add classes 10/7 10/5 10/4 10/3 10/9
Last day to withdraw from classes 11/15 11/13 11/12 11/11 11/17
Thanksgiving vacation* 11/26-27 11/24-25 11/23-24 11/22-23 11/28-29
Last day of classes 12/4 12/2 12/1 11/30 12/6
Final examinations 12/7-11 12/5-9 12/4-8 12/3-7 12/9-13
Grades due (Tuesday noon) 12/15 12/13 12/12 12/11 12/17

Important Winter Term Dates

Activity Winter 2016 Winter 2017 Winter 2018 Winter 2019 Winter 2020
Initial Registration 11/16-25 11/14-23 11/13-22 11/12-21 11/18-27
Community Ed Registration 12/21 12/26 12/25 12/24 12/23
Classes begin 1/4 1/9 1/8 1/7 1/6
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 1/11 1/16 1/15 1/14 1/13
Last day to reg/add classes 1/13 1/18 1/17 1/16 1/15
Martin Luther King holiday* 1/18 1/16 1/15 1/21 1/20
Last day to withdraw from classes 2/21 2/26 2/25 2/24 2/23
Last day of classes 3/11 3/17 3/16 3/15 3/13
Final examinations 3/14-18 3/20-24 3/19-23 3/18-22 3/16-20
Grades due
(Monday noon)
3/21 3/27 3/26 3/25 3/23
Spring vacation 3/19-27 3/25-4/2 3/24-4/1 3/23-31 3/21-29

Important Spring Term Dates

Activity Spring 2016 Spring 2017 Spring 2018 Spring 2019 Spring 2020
Initial Registration 2/22-3/2 2/27-3/8 2/26-3/7 2/25-3/6 2/24-3/4
Community Ed Registration 3/14 3/20 3/19 3/18 3/16
Classes begin 3/28 4/3 4/2 4/1 3/30
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 4/4 4/10 4/9 4/8 4/6
Last day to reg/add classes 4/6 4/12 4/11 4/10 4/8
Last day to withdraw from classes 5/15 5/21 5/20 5/19 5/17
Memorial Day holiday* 5/30 5/29 5/28 5/27 5/25
Last day of classes 6/3 6/9 6/8 6/7 6/5
Final examinations 6/6-10 6/12-16 6/11-15 6/10-14 6/8-12
Graduation 6/13 6/19 6/18 6/17 6/15
Grades due
(Tuesday noon)
6/14 6/20 6/19 6/18 6/16

Important Summer Term Dates

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

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

Semester-Based Law School Dates

Law School Registration Dates

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Semester 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Fall & Spring Semester Registration 4/15/15 4/13/16 4/19/17 4/18/18 4/17/19
Summer Semester Registration 4/6/16 4/12/17 4/11/18 4/10/19 4/9/20

Law School Fall Semester Dates

Activity Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Orientation 8/17-21 8/15-19 8/14-18 8/20-24 8/19 - 23
Classes begin 8/24 8/22 8/21 8/27 8/26
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ 8/31 8/29 8/28 9/3 9/2
Last day to reg/add classes 9/2 8/31 8/30 9/5 9/4
Labor Day holiday* 9/7 9/5 9/4 9/3 9/2
Last day to withdraw from classes 10/11 10/9 10/8 10/14 10/13
Thanksgiving vacation* 11/26-27 11/24-25 11/23-24 11/22-23 11/28-29
Last day of classes 12/2 11/30 11/29 12/5 12/4
Reading Period 12/3-6 12/1-4 11/30-12/3 12/6-9 12/5-8
Semester examinations 12/7-16 12/5-14 12/4-13 12/10-19 12/9-18
Grades due 1/4/2016 1/4/2017 1/9/2017* 1/3/2018 1/7/2019 1/6/2020
Grades available 1/5/2016 1/5/2017 1/10/2017* 1/4/2018 1/8/2019 1/7/2020

* Fall semester grade deadline extended

Law School Spring Semester Dates

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

Law School Summer Semester Dates

Activity Summer 2016 Summer 2017 Summer 2018 Summer 2019 Summer 2020
Memorial Day holiday* 5/30 5/29 5/28 5/27 5/25
Classes begin 5/23 5/30 5/29 5/28 5/26
5-week session ends 6/24 6/30 6/29 6/28 6/26
Independence Day holiday* 7/4 7/4 7/4 7/4 7/3
8-week session ends 7/15 7/21 7/20 7/19 7/17
Grades due 7/25 7/31 7/30 7/29 7/27
Grades available 7/26 8/1 7/31 7/30 7/28

* Observed; no classes held

Updated June, 2016