Past Calendar

Academic Calendar

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
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
Classes Resume Monday, March 23
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Wednesday, April 1
Summer/Fall Registration Begins Wednesday, April 15
Monday classes meet (Makeup for MLK Day)
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday)
Wednesday, April 22
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' (extended deadline as a one time exception due to coronavirus) 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 Fall 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, June 8
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
Deadline for 'IP' Grades from Spring 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, September 9
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 Wednesday, November 13
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 Summer 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, January 13
Summer 2019
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day Holiday (University closed) Monday, May 27
First day of classes Tuesday, May 28
Add/drop period Tuesday, May 28 – Monday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Independence Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on July 30) Thursday, July 4
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Constructive Thursday (Thursday classes meet; no other classes meet) Tuesday, July 30
Last day of classes Tuesday, July 30
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Tuesday, July 30
Reading Period Wednesday, July 31 –Thursday, August 1
Examinations Begin Friday, August 2
Examinations End Wednesday, August 7
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Wednesday, August 7
August Graduates Grades Due Monday, August 14
Deadline for In Progress Grades from Previous Semester. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Tuesday, September 4
Spring 2019
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New LLM Students TBD
First day of classes Wednesday, January 9
Add/drop period Wednesday, January 9 – Tuesday, January 15 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on April 24) Monday, January 21
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, January 25
Spring Break (University open; no classes) Sunday, March 10 – Sunday, March 17
Classes Resume Monday, March 18
Last day to Withdraw from a Class with a W Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Registration for Summer 2019 semester begins April 10
Registration for Fall 2019 semester begins April 10
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Constructive Monday (Monday classes meet; no other classes meet) Wednesday, April 24
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Wednesday, April 24
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Wednesday, April 24
Reading period Thursday, April 25 – Monday, April 29
Examinations begin Tuesday, April 30
Examinations end Thursday, May 9
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Thursday, May 9
May Graduates Grades Due Monday, May 13
Commencement Sunday, May 19
Deadline for In Progress Grades from Previous Semester. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Friday, June 7
Fall 2018
Event/Deadline Date(s)
In My Backyard (IMBY) Day of Service Monday, August 20
Orientation for New Part-Time JD Students Tuesday, August 21 – Thursday, August 23 (evenings) and Saturday August 25 (day)
Orientation for New Full-Time JD Students Tuesday, August 21 – Friday, August 24
Orientation for Transfer JD Students Thursday, August 23
Orientation for New LLM Students Tuesday, August 21 – Wednesday, August 22
Orientation for New SJD Candidates TBD
First Day of Classes Friday, August 24
Add/drop period Friday, August 24 – Thursday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.
Labor Day holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, September 3
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, September 14
Yom Kippur (University open; no classes) Wednesday, September 19
Registration for Spring 2019 semester begins Thursday, November 8
Last day to Withdraw from a Class with a W Friday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on Tuesday, December 4) Thursday, November 22 – Sunday, November 25
Constructive Thursday (Thursday classes meet; no other classes meet) Tuesday, December 4
Last day of classes (regular Wednesday classes meet) Wednesday, December 5
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Request> Wednesday, December 5
Reading Period Thursday, December 6 – Monday, December 10
Examinations Tuesday, December 11
Examinations end Thursday, December 20
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Thursday, December 20
Winter break (University closed; no classes) Monday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 1
December Graduates Grades Due Wednesday, January 9
Deadline for Pending Grades from Previous Semester. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Friday, January 18

 

Summer 2018
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
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 Thursday, April 12
Registration for Fall 2018 semester begins Thursday, April 19
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
 
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
Summer 2017
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day Holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on Friday, June 2) Monday, May 29
First day of classes Tuesday, May 30
Add/drop period Tuesday, May 30 - Saturday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Make-up for Memorial Day (Monday classes meet) Friday, June 2
Independence Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on Friday, July 7) Tuesday, July 4
Make-up for Independence Day (Tuesday classes meet) Friday, July 7
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Last day of classes Saturday, July 29
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Saturday, July 29
Reading Period Sunday, July 30 - Monday, July 31
Examinations Begin Tuesday, August 1
Examinations End Thursday, August 3
Spring 2017
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New LLM Students Friday, January 6
First day of classes Monday, January 9
Add/drop period Monday, January 9 - Friday, January 13 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on Monday, April 24) Monday, January 16
Inauguration Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on Tuesday, April 25) Friday, January 20
Spring Break Sunday, March 12 - Sunday, March 19
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m.
Registration for Summer 2017 semester begins Wednesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 13
Registration for Fall 2017 semester begins Wednesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 13
Monday classes meet (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Monday, April 24
Friday classes meet (make-up for Inauguration Day) Tuesday, April 25
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holidays) Tuesday, April 25
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Tuesday, April 25
Reading period Wednesday, April 26 - Sunday, April 30
Examinations begin Monday, May 1
Examinations end Saturday, May 13
Commencement Sunday, May 21