Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

  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
Deadline for 'IP' Grades from Spring 2020. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Wednesday, September 2

  Dates May Be Subject to Change  

Fall 2020
Event/Deadline 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 9 – 20 (days and times to be assigned)
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 18
Winter break (University closed; no classes) Thursday, December 24 – Monday, January 4
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 - Wednesday, January 20 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
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, January 29
Spring Break (University open; no classes) Monday, March 15 – Sunday, March 21
Classes Resume Monday, March 22
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' Friday, March 26
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Thursday, April 1
Summer/Fall Registration Begins week of April 5-16 (days and times to be assigned)
Monday classes meet (Makeup for MLK Day) Monday, April 26
Wednesday Classes Meet (Makeup for Inauguration day) Tuesday, April 27
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Tuesday, April 27
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Tuesday, April 27
Reading period Wednesday, April 28 – Monday, May 3
Examinations begin Tuesday, May 4
Examinations end Saturday, May 15
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 Wednesday, August 5
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Wednesday, August 5

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