Academic calendar

  • Fall semester 2020

    Priority registration for fall semester 2020
    Thursday, Aug.13 to Saturday, Aug. 22

    Open registration for fall semester 2020
    Monday, Aug. 24 to Saturday, Aug. 29

    Legal Writing Program Introduction begins for all first-year students (day, evening and combined program)
    Tuesday, Aug. 25

    Law classes begin for all law students
    Monday, Aug. 31

    Late registration for fall semester 2019
    Monday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 14

    Labor Day recess
    Monday, Sept. 7

    Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
    Monday, Sept. 14

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Monday, Sept. 14

    Instructor Approval Required to Withdraw from Classes Beginning this Date
    Tuesday, Sept. 15

    Last day for filing degree application for December 2020 graduation
    Friday, Oct. 2

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Monday, Oct. 12

    Federal Election Holiday – University Closed
    Tuesday, Nov. 3

    Priority registration for winter semester 2020
    Wednesday, Nov. 4 (tentative) to Saturday, Jan. 2

    Day scheduled as Friday*
    Wednesday, Nov. 25

    Thanksgiving recess
    Thursday, Nov. 26 to Saturday, Nov. 28

    Classes end
    Thursday, Dec. 3

    Review and reading period
    Friday, Dec. 4 to Wednesday, Dec. 9

    Law School examination period
    Thursday, Dec. 10 to Wednesday, Dec. 23

    Holiday recess
    Friday, Dec. 25 to Friday, Jan. 1

    Fall semester ends
    Thursday, Dec. 31

    Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Completion forms due by this date
    Thursday, Jan. 7

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

  • Winter semester 2021

    Winter semester begins
    Monday, Jan. 4

    Open registration for winter semester 2021
    Monday, Jan. 4 to Saturday, Jan. 9

    Classes begin
    Monday, Jan. 11

    Late registration for winter semester 2021
    Monday, Jan. 11 to Friday, Jan. 22

    Martin Luther King Holiday – university holiday
    Monday, Jan. 18

    Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
    Monday, Jan. 25

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Monday, Jan. 25

    Instructor Approval Required to Withdraw from Classes Beginning this Date
    Tuesday, Jan. 26

    Last day for filing degree application for May 2021 graduation
    Friday, Feb. 12

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Monday, Feb. 22

    Priority registration for spring/summer semester 2021
    To be determined to Saturday, May 8

    Law School and university spring recess
    Monday, March 15 to Saturday, March 20

    Classes resume
    Monday, March 22

    Classes end
    Monday, April 19

    Class make-up days, if needed
    Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21

    Review and reading period
    Thursday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 28

    Law School examination period
    Thursday, April 29 to Wednesday, May 12

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

    Law School semester ends
    Wednesday, May 12

    Law School Commencement
    To be determined

    Upper-level Writing Requirement Certificate of Completion forms due by this date
    Wednesday, June 9

  • Spring/summer semester 2021 (Tentative)

    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
    Friday, May 28

    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.

  • Fall semester 2021 (Tentative)

    Priority registration for fall semester 2021
    TBD 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)
    Tuesday, Aug. 24

    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
    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, December 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.