Our History

Fall 2017
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New Part-Time JD Students Wednesday, August 16 (evening), Thursday, August 17 (evening), Saturday, August 19 (morning)
Orientation for New Full-Time JD Students Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 18
Orientation for Transfer JD Students Thursday, August 17 (evening) - Friday, August 18
Orientation for New LLM Students Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 18
Orientation for New SJD Candidates Friday, August 18
First day of classes Monday, August 21
Add/drop period Monday, August 21 - Saturday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
Labor Day holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on Monday, November 27) Monday, September 4
Yom Kippur (University open; classes rescheduled on Thursday, November 30) Saturday, September 30
Registration for Spring 2018 semester Wednesday, November 8
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29) Thursday, November 23 - Friday, November 24
Monday classes meet (make-up for Labor Day) Monday, November 27
Only Thursday classes meet (make-up for Thanksgiving - Thursday) Tuesday, November 28
Only Friday classes meet (make-up for Thanksgiving - Friday) Wednesday, November 29
Only Saturday classes meet (make-up for Yom Kippur) Thursday, November 30
Last day of classes (includes make-ups for holidays) Thursday, November 30
Reception for August and December Graduates Thursday, November 30
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Thursday, November 30
Reading Period Friday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 5
Examinations begin Wednesday, December 6
Examinations end Saturday, December 16
Winter break (University closed) Saturday, December 23 - Monday, January 1
Spring 2018
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New LLM Students Friday, January 5
First day of classes Monday, January 8
Add/drop period Monday, January 8 - Saturday, January 13 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on April 23) Monday, January 15
Spring Break Sunday, March 11 - Sunday, March 18
Registration for Summer 2018 semester begins TBD
Registration for Fall 2018 semester begins TBD
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday classes meet (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Monday, April 23
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Monday, April 23
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Monday, April 23
Reading period Tuesday, April 24 - Sunday, April 29
Examinations begin Monday, April 30
Examinations end Saturday, May 12
Commencement Sunday, May 20

Summer 2017

Summer 2017
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day Holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on June 1) Monday, May 28
First day of classes Tuesday, May 29
Add/drop period Tuesday, May 29 - Saturday, June 2 at 11:59 p.m.
Make-up for Memorial Day (Monday classes meet) Friday, June 1
Independence Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on July 6) Wednesday, July 4
Make-up for Independence Day (Wednesday classes meet) Friday, July 6
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Last day of classes Saturday, July 28
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Saturday, July 28
Reading Period Sunday, July 29 - Tuesday, July 31
Examinations Begin Wednesday, August 1
Examinations End Monday, August 6

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Important Dates & Deadlines

December 11 Exams
December 12 Exams
December 13 Exams
December 14 Exams
December 15 Exams
December 16 Exams
December 23 Winter Break (University closed)
December 24 Winter Break (University closed)
December 25 Winter Break (University closed)
December 26 Winter Break (University closed)
December 27 Winter Break (University closed)
December 28 Winter Break (University closed)
December 29 Winter Break (University closed)
December 30 Winter Break (University closed)
December 31 Winter Break (University closed)
January 01 Winter Break (University closed)
January 08 First Day of Classes
January 08 Add/Drop Period Begins
January 13 Add/Drop Period Ends
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; no classes)
March 11 Spring Break
March 12 Spring Break
March 13 Spring Break
March 14 Spring Break
March 15 Spring Break
March 16 Spring Break
March 17 Spring Break
March 18 Spring Break
March 30 Deadline for NNES Exam Accommodations Request
April 23 Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests
April 23 Last Day of Classes
April 24 Reading Period
April 25 Reading Period
April 26 Reading Period
April 27 Reading Period
April 28 Reading Period
April 29 Reading Period
April 30 Exams
May 01 Exams
May 02 Exams
May 03 Exams
May 04 Exams
May 05 Exams
May 06 Exams
May 07 Exams
May 08 Exams
May 09 Exams
May 10 Exams
May 11 Exams
May 12 Exams
May 20 Commencement
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