AS OF 02/19/2016 (ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

2016 Fall Semester

  • Monday, August 8 — Fall Recruiting On-Campus Interviews Begin
  • Friday, August 12Wednesday, August 17 — Orientation      
  • Thursday, August 18 — Fall semester classes begin.  Last day to pay fall tuition without late fee.  Last day to file Domicile Appeal for the Fall 2016 semester.
  • Thursday, August 26 — Last day to add fall courses.  Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund.                     
  • Thursday, September 1 — Last day to drop fall courses without academic approval.  Last day for 67% tuition refund (33% tuition liability).
  • Monday, September 5 — Labor Day – University Closed
  • Thursday, September 8 — Last day to drop a course (with academic approval) and receive a 33% tuition refund (67% tuition liability).  After September 8, there is no tuition refund and 100% tuition liability.
  • Monday, October 3 — December graduation applications distributed.  Due in Records Office by October 14.
  • Monday, October 10 — Fall Recess.
  • Tuesday, October 11 — Observe a MONDAY schedule.
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Sunday, November 27 — Thanksgiving recess
  • Wednesday, November 30 — Fall semester classes end.
  • Thursday, December 1- Friday, December 2 — Reading Days
  • Saturday, December 3 - Monday, December 19 — Examinations.  (The last scheduled exam is Friday, December 16.  December 17 & 19 are reserved for make-up exams due to schedule conflicts and inclement weather.)
  • Tuesday, December 20 — Fall graduation. (Note: The 2017 Spring Law commencement ceremony includes all academic year 2016-17 graduates.)
  • Wednesday, December 21 — University December Graduation Ceremony
  • December 24 - January 1 — University Closed

2017 Spring Semester

  • Monday, January 9 - Saturday, January 14 — Professional & Leadership Development Programming.
  • Monday, January 16 — Martin Luther King Birthday observed - University closed.  
  • Tuesday, January 17 — Spring semester classes begin.  Last day to pay spring tuition without late fee. Last day to file Domicile Appeal for the Spring 2017 semester.
  • Tuesday, January 24 — Last day to add spring courses. Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund
  • Tuesday, January 31 — Last day to drop spring courses without academic approval. Last day for 67% tuition refund (33% tuition liability).
  • Wednesday, February 1 — May and July graduation applications distributed.  Due in Records Office by February 10.    
  • Tuesday, February 7 — Last day to drop a course (with academic approval) and receive a 33% tuition refund  (67% tuition liability).  After February 7 there is no tuition refund and 100% tuition liability.
  • Monday, March 13 - Sunday, March 19 — Spring recess.
  • Monday, May 1 — Spring semester classes end.
  • Tuesday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 3 — Reading days.
  • Thursday, May 4 - Thursday, May 18 — Examinations.  (The last exam is scheduled for May 16.  May 17 & 18 are reserved for makeup exams due to schedule conflicts and inclement weather.) 
  • Saturday, May 20 — School of Law commencement ceremony for December 2016, May 2017 and July 2017 graduates.

2017 Summer Term

  • Monday, May 22 — Summer term classes begin.  Last day to pay summer tuition without late fee. Last day to file Domicile Appeal for the Summer 2017 semester. 
  • Friday, May 26 — Last day to add or drop summer courses without academic approval.  Last day to drop a  course and receive a 100% tuition refund.  After May 26, there is no tuition refund and 100% tuition liability.
  • Monday, May 29 — Memorial Day - University Closed.
  • Tuesday, July 4 — Independence Day - University Closed.
  • Tuesday, July 11 — Summer term classes end. 
  • Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 14 — Examinations.
  • Monday, July 17 — Summer graduation.  (Note: The spring 2017 commencement ceremony includes all academic year 2016-17 graduates.)