Academic calendar

  • Summer term 2020

    Open Registration for spring/summer term 2020
    Friday, May 8 to Saturday, May 16

    Classes begin*
    Monday, May 18

    Late registration for May start date courses for summer term 2020
    Monday, May 18 to Friday, May 22

    Last day to add/drop May start date courses for tuition refund
    Friday, May 22

    Last day for filing degree application for August 2020 graduation
    Friday, June 5

    Deadline to file Upper-Level Writing Requirement Certificate of Intent forms
    Friday, June 12

    Deadline to file Election of Pass-No Credit Grading forms
    Friday, June 12

    Late registration for June start date courses for summer term 2020
    Monday, June 1 to Monday, June 15

    Last day to add/drop June start date courses for tuition refund
    Monday, June 15

    Independence Day recess-university closed
    Friday, July 3

    Classes end**
    Friday, July 31

    Law School examination period
    Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, August 14

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

    Summer term ends
    Friday, Aug. 21

    * Mandatory orientation for all externship classes will be at arranged times May 18-29.

    **Specific end dates vary by class. Please view specific dates online by clicking on the course name on the sortable schedule and reviewing the notes for summer 2020 for that course.

  • Fall term 2020

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

    Open registration for fall term 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 term 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 term 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 term 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 term 2021 (tentative)

    Winter term begins
    Friday, Jan. 1

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

    Classes begin
    Monday, Jan. 11

    Late registration for winter term 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 term 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

    Priority registration for fall term 2021
    To be determined to Saturday, Aug. 21

    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 term 2021
    Monday, May 10 to Saturday, May 15

    Law School term 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