Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

  Dates May Be Subject to Change  

Fall 2020
Event/Deadlin Date(s)
In My Backyard (IMBY) Day of Service TBD
Orientation for new part-time JD students TBD
Orientation for new full-time JD students TBD
Orientation for transfer JD students TBD
Orientation for new LLM students TBD
Orientation for new SJD candidates TBD
First day of classes Friday, August 21
Add/drop period Friday, August 21 – Friday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
Labor Day holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, September 7
Last day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, September 11
Yom Kippur (University open; no classes) Monday, September 28
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' Friday, October 30
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Monday, November 2
Spring registration begins November 17
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; no classes) Thursday, November 26 –Sunday, November 29
Monday classes meet Monday, November 30
Monday classes meet (makeup day for Yom Kippur) Tuesday, December 1
Thursday classes meet (makeup day for Thanksgiving) Wednesday, December 2
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Wednesday, December 2
Deadline for submitting exam deferral requests Wednesday, December 2
Reading period Thursday, December 3 –Monday, December 7
Examinations begin Tuesday, December 8
Examinations end Saturday, December 19
Final due date for all assessments without an earlier deadline Friday, December 12
Winter break (University closed; no classes) Thursday, December 24 – Monday, January 4
December graduates grade due Tuesday, January 5
Grades for continuing students due Tuesday, January 5
Deadline for IP grades from Summer 2020. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, January 18

  Dates May Be Subject to Change

Spring 2021
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for new LLM students Friday, January 8
First day of classes Monday, January 11
Add/drop period Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University closed; no classes) Monday, January 18
Inauguration Day (University closed; no classes) Wednesday, January 20
University open, no classes Thursday, January 28
Last day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, January 29
University open, no classes Tuesday, February 23
University open, no classes Thursday, March 25
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' Friday, March 26
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers (NNES) to request examination accommodations Thursday, April 1
Summer/Fall registration begins week of April 5-16 (days and times to be assigned)
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Friday, April 23
University open, no classes Monday, April 26
University open, no classes Tuesday, April 27
Deadline for submitting exam deferral requests Tuesday, April 27
Reading period Wednesday, April 28 – Monday, May 3
Examinations begin Tuesday, May 4
Examinations end Friday, May 14
Final due date for all assessments without an earlier deadline Saturday, May 15
May graduates grades due Monday, May 17
Commencement Sunday, May 23
Deadline for IP grades from Spring and Summer 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, June 7

  Dates May Be Subject to Change

Summer 2021
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, May 31
First day of classes Tuesday, June 1
Add/drop period Tuesday, June 1 – Monday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Monday classes meet (makeup for Memorial Day) Monday, July 26
Last day of classes Monday, July 26
Reading period Tuesday, July 27 –Thursday, July 29
Examinations begin Friday, July 30
Examinations end Thursday, August 5
Final due date for all assessments without an earlier deadline Thursday, August 5

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