Past Calendar

Academic Calendar

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