Academic calendar

  • Winter semester 2022

    Winter semester begins
    Saturday, Jan. 1

    Priority registration for winter semester 2022
    Tuesday, November 23 to Sunday, Jan. 2

    Open registration for winter semester 2022
    Monday, Jan. 3 to Sunday, Jan. 9

    Classes begin
    Monday, Jan. 10

    Late registration for winter semester 2022
    Monday, Jan. 10 to Monday, Jan. 24

    Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – University closed
    Monday, Jan. 17

    Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
    Monday, Jan. 24

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Monday, Jan. 24

    Instructor Approval Required to Withdraw from Classes Beginning this Date
    Tuesday, Jan. 25

    Last day for filing degree application for May 2022 graduation
    Friday, Feb. 11

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Monday, Feb. 21

    Priority registration for spring/summer semester 2022
    To be determined to Sunday, May 8

    Law School and University spring break
    Monday, March 14 to Saturday, March 19

    Classes resume
    Monday, March 21

    Classes end
    Monday, April 18

    Class make-up days, if needed
    Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20

    Review and reading period
    Thursday, April 21 to Wednesday, April 27

    Law School examination period
    Thursday, April 28 to Wednesday, May 11

    Open registration for spring/summer semester 2022
    Monday, May 9 to Saturday, May 14

    Law School semester ends
    Wednesday, May 11

    Law School Commencement
    TBD

    Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Completion forms due by this date
    Wednesday, June 8

  • Fall semester 2021

    Priority registration for fall semester 2021
    Tuesday, Aug. 3 to Saturday, Aug. 21

    Open registration for fall semester 2021
    Monday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Aug. 29

    Legal Writing Program Introduction begins for all first-year students (day, evening and combined program)
    Monday, Aug. 23

    Law classes begin for all law students
    Monday, Aug. 30

    Late registration for fall semester 2021
    Monday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Sept. 13

    Labor Day holiday - University is closed
    Monday, Sept. 6

    Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
    Monday, Sept. 13

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Monday, Sept. 13

    Instructor Approval Required to Withdraw from Classes Beginning this Date
    Tuesday, Sept. 14

    Last day for filing degree application for December 2021 graduation
    Friday, Oct. 1

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Monday, Oct. 11

    Priority registration for winter semester 2022
    TBA to Sunday, Jan. 2

    Day scheduled as a Thursday *
    Tuesday, Nov. 23

    Day scheduled as a Friday*
    Wednesday, Nov. 24

    Thanksgiving holiday
    Thursday, Nov. 25 to Saturday, Nov. 27

    Classes end
    Wednesday, Dec. 1

    Review and reading period
    Thursday, Dec. 2 to Wednesday, Dec. 8

    Law School examination period
    Thursday, Dec. 9 to Wednesday, Dec. 22

    Winter break
    Saturday, Dec. 25 to Sunday, Jan. 2

    Fall semester ends
    Friday, Dec. 31

    Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Completion forms due by this date
    Friday, Jan. 14

    *To make up for class days lost because of the observance of holidays and University closures, substitute class days are scheduled

  • Spring/summer semester 2022 (Tentative)

    Priority registration for spring/summer semester 2022
    TBD to Sunday, May 8

    Open Registration for spring/summer semester 2022
    Monday, May 9 to Sunday, May 22

    Classes begin
    Monday, May 23

    Late registration for summer semester 2022
    Monday, May 23 to Friday, May 27

    Last day to add 6 ½ week courses and last day to drop 6 ½ week courses and receive tuition Cancellation
    Friday, May 27

    Last day to add 10-week courses and last day to drop courses and receive tuition cancellation
    Sunday, June 5

    Memorial Day holiday
    Monday, May 30

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Friday, June 3

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Friday, June 3

    Last day for filing degree application for August 2022 graduation
    Friday, June 3

    Juneteenth holiday (no classes)
    Monday, June 20

    Independence Day holiday observed
    Monday, July 4

    **Day scheduled as a Monday
    Thursday, July 7

    6 ½ week Classes end***
    Monday, July 11

    Law School examination period
    Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22

    10-week classes end
    Monday, July 25

    Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Completion forms due by this date
    Friday, July 29

    Spring/summer semester ends
    Friday, August 5

    **To make up for class days lost because of the observance of holidays and University closures, substitute class days are scheduled.
    ***Externships will meet through July 25

  • Fall semester 2022 (Tentative)

    Priority registration for fall semester 2022
    TBD to Sunday, Aug. 21

    Open registration for fall semester 2022
    Monday, Aug. 22 to Sunday, Aug. 28

    Legal Writing Program Introduction begins for all first-year students (day, evening and combined program)
    Monday, Aug. 23

    Law classes begin for all law students
    Monday, Aug. 29

    Late registration for fall semester 2022
    Monday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 12

    Labor Day holiday<
    Monday, Sept. 5

    Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
    Monday, Sept. 12

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Monday, Sept. 12

    Instructor Approval Required to Withdraw from classes beginning this date
    Tuesday, Sept. 13

    Last day for filing degree application for December 2021 graduation
    Friday, September 30

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Monday, Oct. 10

    Priority registration for winter semester 2022
    TBA to TBA

    Federal Election Holiday – University Closed
    Tuesday, Nov. 8

    Day scheduled as a Friday*
    Wednesday, Nov. 23

    Thanksgiving holiday
    Thursday, Nov. 24 to Saturday, Nov. 26

    Classes end
    Thursday, Dec. 1

    Review and reading period
    Friday, Dec. 2 to Wednesday, Dec. 7

    Law School examination period
    Thursday, Dec. 8 to Wednesday, Dec. 21

    Winter break
    Saturday, Dec. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 1

    Fall semester ends
    Saturday, Dec. 31

    Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Completion forms due by this date
    Friday, Jan. 13

    *To make up for class days lost because of the observance of holidays and University closures, substitute class days are scheduled.

  • Winter semester 2023 (Tentative)

    Winter semester begins
    Sunday, Jan. 1

    Priority registration for winter semester 2023
    TBD to Sunday, Jan. 1

    Open registration for winter semester 2023
    Monday, Jan. 2 to Sunday, Jan. 8

    Classes begin
    Monday, Jan. 9

    Late registration for winter semester 2023
    Monday, Jan. 9 to Monday, Jan. 23

    Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – University closed
    Monday, Jan. 16

    Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
    Monday, Jan. 23

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Monday, Jan. 23

    Instructor Approval Required to Withdraw from Classes Beginning this Date
    Tuesday, Jan. 24

    Last day for filing degree application for May 2023 graduation
    Friday, Feb. 10

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Monday, Feb. 20

    Priority registration for spring/summer semester 2023
    TBD to Sunday, May 7

    Law School and University spring break
    Monday, March 13 to Saturday, March 18

    Classes resume
    Monday, March 20

    Classes end
    Monday, April 17

    Class make-up days, if needed
    Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19

    Review and reading period
    Thursday, April 20 to Wednesday, April 26

    Law School examination period
    Thursday, April 27 to Wednesday, May 10

    Open registration for spring/summer semester 2023
    Monday, May 8 to Saturday, May 13

    Law School semester ends
    Wednesday, May 10

    Law School Commencement
    TBD

    Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Completion forms due by this date
    Wednesday, June 7