Academic Calendar

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Fall Semester 2019

Monday, August 12

Convocation for all entering 1L students. 

LL.M Orientation

Last day to drop a pre-session course.

Tuesday, August 13

Fall semester begins for all 1L students.  

LL.M. Orientation

Last day to add a pre-session course

Wednesday, August 14

Fall Pre-session begins for Upper-Level Students

Friday, August 23

Fall Pre-session ends

Saturday, August 24

Regular 1L and Upper-Level classes begin

Monday, September 2

Labor Day - No Classes Scheduled 

Add/Drop deadline. Last day to adjust schedule on the web.  After this date, approval is required to drop a course.

Monday, September 9

Last day to drop from a class without academic penalty.  After this date, grade of WD will appear on permanent academic record.

Monday, September 16

SWR applications for Fall 2019 semester are due.

Tuesday, October 8

Legislative Wednesday

Wednesday, October 9

Yom Kippur – No Classes Scheduled

Monday, November 11

Veteran’s Day – Classes Scheduled

Tuesday, November 26

Last day of class

Wednesday, November 27-Saturday, November 30

Thanksgiving recess  

Monday, December 2

Study Day

Tuesday, December 3

Final examinations begin

Monday, December 16

Final examinations end

Tuesday, December 17

Make-up day for exams

Wednesday, December 18

Snow-day for final examinations; Fall semester ends. Students should not make travel plans until after this date.

Thursday, December 19 – Tuesday, January 7

Semester break

Note: The following date may be utilized as makeup day in the event that classes must be cancelled due to snow/ inclement weather or a similar emergency: October 9, November 27, December 2.

Fall Semester 2019 Class Dates

Monday Classes
August 26, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25

Tuesday Classes
August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26

Wednesday Classes
August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, includes Tuesday October 8, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20

Thursday Classes
August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21 

Friday Classes
August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22

Saturday Classes
August 24, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23

Spring Semester 2020

Monday, January 6  

Last day to drop a pre-session course

Tuesday, January 7  Last day to add a pre-session course.
Wednesday, January 8  Spring Pre-session begins for Upper-Level classes
LL.M. Orientation
Thursday, January 9  LL.M. Orientation
Monday, January 13  Lawyering class begins for 1L students
Friday, January 17  Spring Pre-session and Lawyering class ends
Saturday, January 18  Snow day for Pre-Session classes
Monday, January 20  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Holiday - No classes scheduled
Tuesday, January 21  Spring semester begins
Monday, January 27  Add/Drop deadline.  Last day to adjust schedule on the web.  After this date, approval is required to drop a course.
Monday, February 3  Last day to drop from a class without academic penalty. After this date, grade of WD will appear on permanent academic record.
Monday, February 10  SWR applications for Spring 2020 semester are due. 
Monday, February 17  Presidents' Day Holiday - No classes scheduled
Tuesday, February 18  Legislative Monday
Monday, March 2-
Friday, March 6
  Spring Break
Wednesday, April 8  Legislative Monday
Thursday, April 9-
Monday April 13
  Easter Break
Friday, May 1  Last day of class
Monday, May 4  Final examinations begin
Monday, May 18  Final examinations end
Tuesday, May 19  Make-up day for exams; Spring semester ends. Students should not make travel plans until after this date.
Sunday, May 31  Commencement

Note: The following dates may be utilized as makeup days in the event that classes must be cancelled due to snow/ inclement weather or a similar emergency: January 18 for Lawyering and pre-session classes and February 17, March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, April 9, 11 and May 1 for classes in the main semester.

Spring Semester 2020 Class Dates

Monday Classes
January 27, February 3, 10, includes Tuesday February 18, 24, March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, includes Wednesday, April 8, 20, 27

Tuesday Classes
January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 10,17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28

Wednesday Classes
January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29

Thursday Classes
January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23, 30

Friday Classes
January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, includes Wednesday, April 8, 17, 24

Saturday Classes
January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7,14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25

11/19/2019

Monday, May 18  

Last day to drop a pre-session course

Tuesday, May 19  Last day to add a pre-session course
Wednesday, May 20  Pre-summer session begins
Friday, May 29  Pre-summer session ends
Sunday, May 31        Commencement
Monday, June 1  Summer session begins
Friday, June 5  Add/Drop deadline.  Last day to adjust schedule on the web.
Thursday, July 16     Last day to drop from class before WD appears on transcript.  
Last day of class
Monday, July 20  Final examinations begin
Wednesday, July 22  Final examinations end
Thursday, July 23         Make-up day for exams, Summer session ends

Summer Semester 2020 Class Dates 

Monday Classes  

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13

Tuesday Classes  

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14

Wednesday Classes  

June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15

Thursday Classes  June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16

Study Abroad Summer Program 2020

Sunday, May 24 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020

 

12/9/2019

Monday, August 17

Convocation for all entering 1L students

Convocation and Orientation for entering LL.M students

Last day to drop a pre-session course

Tuesday, August 18

Fall semester begins for all 1L students 

LL.M. Orientation

Last day to add a pre-session course

Wednesday, August 19

Fall Pre-session begins for Upper-Level Students

TBD

Introduction classes begin for LL.M students in TLP and USLS

Friday, August 28

Fall Pre-session ends

Saturday, August 29

Fall semester begins

Friday, September 4

Add/Drop deadline. Last day to adjust schedule on the web.

Monday, September 7

Labor Day - No Classes Scheduled

Tuesday, September 15

Last day to drop from a class before WD appears on transcript

Monday, September 21

SWR applications for Fall 2020 semester are due

Tuesday, November 3

Election Day – No Classes Scheduled

Wednesday, November 11

Veteran’s Day – Classes Scheduled

Wednesday, November 25-Saturday, November 28

Thanksgiving recess 

Friday, December 4

Last Day of Class

Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 19

Final Exam Period

Monday, December 21

Make-up Day for exams

Tuesday, December 22

Snow-day for final examinations; Fall semester ends. Students should not make travel plans until after this date.

Thursday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 6

Semester Break

Note: The following date may be utilized as makeup day in the event that classes must be cancelled due to snow/ inclement weather or a similar emergency: November 25.

Fall Semester 2020 Class Dates

Monday Classes

August 31, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Tuesday Classes

September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1

Wednesday Classes

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2

Thursday Classes

September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3

Friday Classes

September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4

Saturday Classes

August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

 

11/20/2019 

Monday, January 4

Last day to drop a pre-session course

LL.M. Orientation

Tuesday, January 5

Last day to add a pre-session course

LL.M. Orientation

Wednesday, January 6

Spring Pre-session begins for Upper-Level classes

Monday, January 11

Lawyering class begins for 1L students

Introduction classes begin for LL.M students in TLP and USLS

Friday, January 15

Spring Pre-session and Lawyering class ends

Saturday, January 16

Snow day for Pre-Session classes

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes Scheduled

Tuesday, January 19

Spring semester begins

Monday, January 25

Add/Drop deadline.  Last day to adjust schedule on the web

Monday, February 1

Last day to drop from a class before WD appears on transcript

Monday, February 8

SWR applications for Spring 2021 semester are due. 

Monday, February 15

President’s Day – No Classes Scheduled

Tuesday, February 16

Legislative Monday

Monday, March 1 - Friday, March 5

Spring Break

Wednesday, March 31

Legislative Monday

Thursday, April 1 - Monday April 5

Easter Break

Friday, April 30

Last Day of Class

Monday, May 3

Study Day

Tuesday, May 4 – Monday, May 17

Final Exam Period

Tuesday, May 18

Make-up day for exams; Spring semester ends.  Students should not make travel plans until after this date.

Sunday, June 6

Commencement

Note: The following dates may be utilized as makeup days in the event that classes must be cancelled due to snow/ inclement weather or a similar emergency: January 16 for Lawyering and pre-session classes and February 15, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, April 1, 3, and 5 for classes in the main semester.

Spring Semester 2020 Class Dates

Monday Classes

January 25, February 1, 8, includes Tuesday February 16, 22, March 8, 15, 22, 29, includes Wednesday March 31, April 12, 19, 26

Tuesday Classes

January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27

Wednesday Classes

January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 10, 17, 24, April 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursday Classes

January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29

Friday Classes

January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23, 30

Saturday Classes

January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24

 

11/20/2019