5-Year Academic Calendar

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

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  1. 2021–2027
  2. 2020–2026
  3. 2018–2023
  4. 2017–2022
  5. 2016–2021

Term-Based Dates

Term Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023 Fall 2024 Fall 2025 Fall 2026
Weeks between Summer Term and Fall term 2 weeks 2 weeks 1 week 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Important Fall Term Dates Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023 Fall 2024 Fall 2025 Fall 2026
Initial Registration May 17–26 May 16–25 May 22 – June 1 May 20–30 May 19–29 May 18–28
Community Education Registration begins September 25 September 24 September 23 September 28 September 27 September 26
Classes begin* September 27 September 27* September 26* September 30 September 29 September 28
Last day to drop classes without W October 2 October 1 September 30 October 5 October 4 October 3
Last day to register/add classes October 4 October 3 October 2 October 7 October 6 October 5
Veterans Day Holiday** November 11 November 11 November 10 November 11 November 11 November 11
Last day to withdraw from classes November 14 November 13 November 12 November 17 November 16 November 15
Thanksgiving vacation** November 25–26 November 24–25 November 23–24 November 28–29 November 27–28 November 26–27
Last day of classes December 3 December 2 December 1 December 6 December 5 December 4
Final examinations December 6–10 December 5–9 December 4–8 December 9–13 December 8–12 December 7–11
Final grades due (Tuesday noon) December 14 December 13 December 12 December 17 December 16 December 15
Important Winter Term Dates Winter 2022 Winter 2023 Winter 2024 Winter 2025 Winter 2026 Winter 2027
Initial Registration November 15–24 November 14–23 November 13–22 November 18–27 November 17–26 November 16–25
Community Education Registration begins December 20 December 19 December 18 December 23 December 22 December 21
Classes begin* January 3 January 9 January 8 January 6 January 5 January 4
Last day to drop classes without W January 8 January 14 January 13 January 11 January 10 January 9
Last day to register/add classes January 10 January 16 January 15 January 13 January 12 January 11
Martin Luther King, Jr holiday** January 17 January 16 January 15 January 20 January 19 January 18
Last day to withdraw from classes February 20 February 26 February 25 February 23 February 22 February 21
Last day of classes March 11 March 17 March 15 March 14 March 13 March 12
Final examinations March 14–18 March 20–24 March 18–22 March 17–21 March 16–20 March 15–19
Final grades due (Monday noon) March 21 March 27 March 25 March 24 March 23 March 23
Spring vacation March 19–27 March 25 – April 2 March 23–31 March 22–30 March 21–29 March 20–28
Important Spring Term Dates Spring 2022 Spring 2023 Spring 2024 Spring 2025 Spring 2026 Spring 2027
Initial Registration February 21 – March 2 February 27 – March 8 February 26 – March 6 February 24 – March 5 February 23 – March 4 February 22 – March 3
Community Education Registration March 14 March 20 March 18 March 17 March 16 March 15
Classes begin* March 28 April 3 April 1 March 31 March 30 March 29
Last day to drop classes without W April 2 April 8 April 6 April 5 April 4 April 3
Last day to register/add classes April 4 April 10 April 8 April 7 April 6 April 5
Last day to withdraw from classes May 15 May 21 May 19 May 18 May 17 May 16
Memorial Day holiday** May 30 May 29 May 27 May 26 May 25 May 31
Last day of classes June 3 June 9 June 7 June 6 June 5 June 4
Final examinations June 6–10 June 12–16 June 10–14 June 9–13 June 8–12 June 7–11
Commencement ceremony June 13 June 20 June 17 June 16 June 15 June 14
Juneteenth holiday June 20 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 18
Final grades due (Tuesday noon) June 14 June 20 June 18 June 17 June 16 June 15
Important Summer Term Dates Summer 2022 Summer 2023 Summer 2024 Summer 2025 Summer 2026 Summer 2027
Initial registration May 2–6 May 8–12 May 6–10 May 5–9 May 4–8 May 3–7
Juneteenth holiday June 20 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 18
Classes begin June 21*** June 26 June 24 June 23 June 22 June 21
Independence Day holiday** July 4 July 4 July 4 July 4 July 3 July 5
First 8-week and second 4-week sessions end August 12 August 18 August 16 August 15 August 14 August 13
Labor Day holiday** September 5 September 4 September 2 September 1 September 7 September 6
12-week session ends September 9 September 15 September 13 September 12 September 11 September 10

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 2021–2022 2022–2023 2023–2024 2024–2025 2025–2026 2026–2027
Fall & Spring Semester Registration April 14, 2021 April 13, 2022 April 19, 2023 April 17, 2024 April 16, 2025 April 15, 2026
Summer Semester Registration April 6, 2022 April 5, 2023 April 10, 2024 April 9, 2025 April 8, 2026 April 7, 2027
Weeks between Summer and Fall Semester 5 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks
Law School Fall Semester Dates Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023 Fall 2024 Fall 2025 Fall 2026
Orientation August 16–20 August 15–19 August 14–18 August 19–23 August 11–15 August 17–21
Classes begin August 23 August 22 August 21 August 26 August 25 August 24
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ August 30 August 29 August 28 September 3 September 2 August 31
Last day to register or add classes September 1 August 31 August 30 September 5 September 4 September 2
Labor Day holiday September 6 September 5 September 4 September 2 September 1 September 7
Last day to withdraw from classes October 10 October 9 October 8 October 13 October 12 October 11
Veterans Day holiday November 11 November 11 November 10 November 11 November 11 November 11
Thanksgiving vacation (no classes) November 25–26 November 24–25 November 23–24 November 28–29 November 27–28 November 26–27
Last day of classes December 2 December 1 November 30 December 5 December 4 December 3
Reading Period December 3–6 December 2–5 December 1–4 December 6–9 December 5–8 December 4–7
Semester examinations Decebmer 7–16 December 6–15 December 5–14 December 10–19 December 9–18 December 8–17
Grades due January 4 January 4 January 3 January 7 January 6 January 7
Grades available January 5 January 5 January 4 January 8 January 7 January 8
Law School Spring Semester Dates Spring 2022 Spring 2023 Spring 2024 Spring 2025 Spring 2026 Spring 2027
January Term January 10–14 January 9–13 January 8–12 January 6–10 January 5–9 January 4–8
Orientation January 18 January 17 January 16 January 13 January 12 January 11
Classes begin January 18 January 17 January 16 January 13 January 12 January 11
Martin Luther King Day holiday (no classes) January 17 January 16 January 15 January 20 January 19 January 18
Last day to drop classes w/o ‘W’ January 25 January 24 January 23 January 21 January 20 January 19
Last day to register or add classes January 27 January 26 January 25 January 23 January 22 January 21
Last day to withdraw from classes March 6 March 5 March 3 March 2 March 1 February 28
Spring Vacation March 19–27 March 25 – April 2 March 23–31 March 22–30 March 21–29 March 20–28
Last day of classes May 2 May 1 April 29 April 28 April 27 April 26
Reading Period May 3–4 May 2–3 April 30 – May 1 April 29–30 April 28–29 April 27–28
Semester examinations May 5–16 May 4–15 May 2–13 May 1–12 April 30 – May 11 April 29 – May 10
Commencement May 21 May 20 May 18 May 17 May 16 May 15
Grades due June 2 June 1 May 30 May 29 May 28 May 31
Grades available June 3 June 2 May 31 May 30 May 29 May 28
Law School Summer Semester Dates Summer 2022 Summer 2023 Summer 2024 Summer 2025 Summer 2026 Summer 2027
Memorial Day holiday May 30 May 29 May 27 May 26 May 25 May 31
Juneteenth holiday June 20 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 18
Independence Day holiday July 4 July 4 July 4 July 4 July 3 July 5
10w Classes Begin May 31 May 30 May 28 May 27 May 26 May 24
10w Classes End August 5 August 4 August 2 August 1 July 31 July 30
10w Final Exams August 8–12 August 7–11 August 5–9 August 4–8 August 3–7 August 2–6
10w Conferral Date August 13 August 12 August 10 August 9 August 8 August 7
10w Grades Due August 18 August 17 August 15 August 14 August 13 August 12
10w Grades Available August 19 August 18 August 16 August 15 August 14 August 13
5w1 Classes Begin May 31 May 30 May 28 May 27 May 26 May 24
5w1 Session Ends July 1 June 30 June 28 June 27 June 26 June 25
5w1 Final Exams July 5–8 July 3, July 5–7 July 1–3, July 5 June 30 – July 3 June 29 – July 2 June 28 – July 2
5w1 Conferral Date July 9 July 8 July 6 July 8 July 4 July 3
5w1 Grades Due July 14 July 13 July 11 July 10 July 9 July 8
5w1 Grades Available July 15 July 14 July 12 July 11 July 10 July 9
5w2 Classes Begin July 5 July 3 July 1 June 30 June 29 June 28
5w2 Session Ends August 5 August 4 August 2 August 1 July 31 July 30
5w2 Final Exams August 8–12 Augsut 7–11 August 5–9 August 4–8 August 3–7 August 2–6
5w2 Conferral Date August 13 August 12 August 10 August 9 August 8 August 7
5w2 Grades Due August 18 August 17 August 15 August 14 August 13 August 12
5w2 Grades Available August 19 August 18 August 16 August 15 August 14 August 13