Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

  Dates May Be Subject to Change  

Fall 2019
Event/Deadline Date(s)
In My Backyard (IMBY) Day of Service Monday, August 12
Orientation for New Part-Time JD Students Tuesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 15 (evenings) and Saturday, August 17 (day)
Orientation for New Full-Time JD Students Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 16
Orientation for Transfer JD Students Thursday, August 15
Orientation for New LLM Students Tuesday, August 13 – Wednesday, August 14
Orientation for New SJD Candidates Wednesday, August 14
First Day of Classes (Friday classes meet) Friday, August 16
Add/drop period Friday, August 16 – Thursday, August 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Labor Day holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, September 2
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, September 6
Yom Kippur (University open; no classes) Wednesday, October 9
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' Friday, October 25
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, November 1
Spring Registration Begins Week of November 4-8
Wednesday Classes meet (Makeup day for Yom Kippur) Tuesday, November 26
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Tuesday, November 26
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Tuesday, November 26
Reading Period Wednesday, November 27 – Wednesday, December 4
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; no classes) Thursday, November 28 –Friday, November 29
Examinations begin Thursday, December 5
Examinations end Monday, December 16
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Monday, December 16
Winter break (University closed; no classes) Monday, December 23 – Wednesday, January 1
Grading Period Tuesday, December 17 - Sunday, January 12
Deadline for 'IP' Grades from Spring and Summer 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, January 13

  Dates May Be Subject to Change

Spring 2020
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New LLM Students TBD
First day of classes Wednesday, January 8
Add/drop period Wednesday, January 8 – Tuesday, January 14 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; no classes) Monday, January 20
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, January 24
Spring Break (University open; no classes) Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' Friday, March 20
Classes Resume Monday, March 23
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Wednesday, April 1
Summer/Fall Registration Begins week of April 6-10
Monday classes meet (Makeup for MLK Day) Wednesday, April 22
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Wednesday, April 22
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Wednesday, April 22
Reading period Thursday, April 23 – Monday, April 27
Examinations begin Tuesday, April 28
Examinations end Friday, May 8
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Friday, May 8
May Graduates Grades Due Monday, May 11
Commencement Sunday, May 17
Grading Period Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, June 7
Deadline for 'IP' Grades from Spring and Summer 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, June 8

  Dates May Be Subject to Change

Summer 2020
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day Holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, May 25
First day of classes Tuesday, May 26
Add/drop period Tuesday, May 26 – Monday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Monday, July 27
Reading Period Tuesday, July 28 –Thursday, July 30
Examinations Begin Friday, July 31
Examinations End Wednesday, August 5
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Wednesday, August 5

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