Academic calendar

  • Spring/summer semester 2021

    Priority registration for spring/summer semester 2021
    Tuesday, April 20 to Sunday, May 9

    Open Registration for spring/summer semester 2021
    Monday, May 10 to Saturday, May 15

    Classes begin*
    Monday, May 24

    Late registration for summer semester 2021
    Monday, May 24 to Friday, May 28

    Last day to add 9-week and 10-week courses and last day to drop courses and receive tuition cancellation
    Sunday, June 6

    Memorial Day holiday
    Monday, May 31

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Friday, June 4

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Friday, June 4

    Last day for filing degree application for August 2021 graduation
    Friday, June 11

    Independence Day holiday observed
    Monday, July 5

    Classes end**
    Friday, July 23

    Law School examination period
    Monday, July 26 to Friday, August 6

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

    Spring/summer semester ends
    Friday, Aug. 20

    * Mandatory orientation for all externship classes will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21.
    ** Externships will meet through July 26

  • Fall semester 2021 (tentative)

    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

  • Winter semester 2022 (tentative)

    Winter semester begins
    Saturday, Jan. 1

    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 2021 graduation
    Friday, Feb. 11

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

    Priority registration for spring/summer semester 2021
    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 2021
    Monday, May 10 to Saturday, May 15

    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