Spring 2016 Registration
First Year Elective
Information Sheet
First Year Elective
Selection Form
Professional Skills
Requirement Classes
Delayed Opening

Contact Information

Office of the Registrar
American University
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite C101
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: 202-274-4080
Fax: 202-274-4085


Registrar Office Hours:

Spring 2016 Office Hours

M, T, Th, F


Useful Links

Fall 2015

New JD student orientation
Part-time students August 19, 21, & 22
Full-time students August 19-21
New LLM student orientation August 21
First day of classes August 24
Add/drop period August 24-28
Labor Day holiday (University closed; classes cancelled) September 7
Yom Kippur (classes cancelled; offices open) September 23
Advance registration for spring 2016 semester begins November 3
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; classes cancelled) November 26-27
Last day of classes (includes make-ups for holidays) December 3
Monday, Nov. 30 Monday classes (only) meet
Tuesday, Dec. 1 Thursday classes (only) meet
Wednesday, Dec. 2 Wednesday classes (only) meet
Thursday, Dec. 3 Friday classes (only) meet
Reading Period December 4-7
Examinations begin December 8
Examinations end December 19
Winter break (University closed) Dec. 24 -Jan. 3

Spring 2016

New LLM student orientation/registration January 8
First day of classes January 11
Add/drop period January 11- 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; no classes) January 18
Spring break March 6-13
Advance registration for fall 2016 begins April 5
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) April 25
Monday classes only meet April 25
Reading period April 26-May 1
Examinations begin May 2
Examinations end May 14
Spring Commencement May 22

Summer 2016

Memorial Day holiday (University closed) May 30
First day of classes May 31
Add/drop period May 31-June 5
Make-up day for Memorial Day (Monday classes meet) June 3
Independence Day (University closed) July 4
Last day of classes July 28
Reading period July 29-31
Examinations begin Aug. 1
Examinations end Aug. 5