Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

  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 Thursday, April 8
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Friday, April 23
Thursday classes meet (make-up day) 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
WCL Official Degree Award Date Sunday, May 23
Commencement Sunday, May 23
Deadline for IP grades from Fall 2020. 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) Friday, June 25 or as set by Professor
4th of July Observance (University closed; no classes) Monday, July 5
Monday classes meet (makeup for 5th of July) Friday, July 23 or as set by Professor
Last day of classes Thursday, July 29
Reading period Friday, July 30 –Monday, August 2
Examinations begin Tuesday, August 3
Examinations end Saturday, August 7
Final due date for all assessments without an earlier deadline Saturday, August 7
WCL Official Degree Award Date Wednesday, August 18

  Dates May Be Subject to Change

Fall 2021
Event/Deadline Date(s)
New Student Orientation August 17
First day of classes August 20
Add/drop period August 20 - August 30
Labor Day holiday (University closed; No classes) September 6
Advance registration for Spring 2022 semester November 8-12
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; No classes) November 25-26
Last day of classes (includes make ups for holidays)
  • Monday, Nov. 29
  • Tues, Nov. 30
November 30
Monday classes (only) meet
Thursday classes (only) meet
Reading Period December 1 - December 6
Examinations begin December 7
Examinations end December 18
WCL Official Degree Award Date December 21

  Dates May Be Subject to Change

Spring 2022
Event/Deadline Date(s)
New student orientation/registration January 7
First day of classes January 10
Add/drop period January 10-18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; No classes) January 17
Spring Break March 6-13
Advance registration for Fall 2022 begins April 11-15
Last day of classes (includes make ups for holidays) April 25
Reading Period April 26 - May 1
Examinations begin May 2
Examinations end May 14
WCL Official Degree Award Date May 22
Spring Commencement May 22

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