2021 Fall Semester Interview Programs

Description Dates
Off-Campus Interview Programs for NY and DC Thursday, July 29 – Friday, July 30
On-Campus Interview Program Monday, August 2 – Friday, September 3

2021 Fall Semester

Description Dates
New LLM and International Exchange Student Orientation Monday, August 9 – Friday, August 20
New LLM and International Exchange Student Orientation Monday, January 10 – Friday January 15
New JM Student Orientation Wednesday, January 13
New JD Student Orientation / Legal Methods (Mandatory) Monday, August 16 – Friday, August 20
New JM Orientation (Tentative) (additional dates TBA) Wednesday, August 18
Fall semester classes begin. Last day to pay fall tuition without a late fee. Last day to file a Domicile Appeal for the Fall 2021 semester. Monday, August 23
Labor Day – University Closed Monday, September 6
Last day to add/drop a course without academic approval.
Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund.

  • After September 7 there is a 50% tuition refund.
  • After September 7 students must submit an add/drop form to the Records Office signed by the instructor and the Asst. Dean, Student Academic Affairs, to be added or dropped from a course.
Tuesday, September 7
Last day to drop a course (academic approval required)/receive a 50% tuition refund.
  • After September 13 there is no tuition refund (100% tuition liability attaches) and there is no ability to drop a course – students must instead seek to withdraw. Students may withdraw only with academic approval and, if permitted to withdraw, will receive a “W” on their transcript.
Monday, September 13
December graduation applications distributed.
Due in Records Office by October 13.
Wednesday, September 29
Fall Break (classes do not meet) Monday, October 11
Observe a MONDAY schedule Tuesday, October 12
Fall semester classes end Tuesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26
Reading Days Monday, November 29 – Tuesday, November 30
Examinations. The last scheduled exam is Monday, December 13. Tuesday and Wednesday, December 14 & 15, are reserved for make-up exams due to schedule conflicts or other schedule changes. Wednesday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 15
University Winter Graduation Ceremony. (December Law graduates participate in the Winter ceremony and/or the Law School ceremony in May open to all December 2021, May 2022, and July 2022 graduates.) Thursday, December 16
University Closed (Winter Break) Monday, December 20 — Sunday, January 2

2022 Winter Term*

* Winter Term Credits Included in Spring 2022 Semester

Description Dates
Winter Term (classes and professional development training).
  • Winter Term will include mandatory LRWA classes for 1L students. Exact days and times are TBA.
  • In the event Winter Term classes must be rescheduled for weather or other reasons, students should plan for weekend make-up sessions (including Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16).
Wednesday, January 5 – Friday, January 14
Last day to add a Winter Term class. Wednesday, January 5
Last day to drop a Winter Term class and receive 100% tuition refund. After January 6, there is no tuition refund for Winter Term classes and 100% tuition liability attaches. Thursday, January 6

2022 Spring Semester

Description Dates
New LLM and International Exchange Student Orientation Monday, January 10th – Friday, January 15th
New JM Student Orientation Wednesday, January 13th
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday observed - University Closed Monday, January 17
Spring semester classes begin (exception is LRWA II which begins during Winter Term). Last day to pay spring tuition without a late fee. Last day to file a Domicile Appeal for the Spring 2022 semester. Tuesday, January 18
Public Service Job Fair Friday, January 28 (Tentative Date)
Last day to add/drop a course without academic approval.
Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund.

  • After February 2 there is a 50% tuition refund.
  • After February 2 students must submit an add/drop form to the Records Office signed by the instructor and the Asst. Dean, Student Academic Affairs, to be added or dropped from a course.
Wednesday, February 2
Last day to drop a course (academic approval required)/receive a 50% tuition refund.
  • After February 9 there is no tuition refund (100% tuition liability attaches) and there is no ability to drop a course – students must instead seek to withdraw. Students may withdraw only with academic approval and, if permitted to withdraw, will receive a “W” on their transcript.
May and July graduation applications distributed.
Due in Records Office by February 23.
Wednesday, February 9
Spring Recess Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18
Spring semester classes end Monday, April 25
Reading days Tuesday, April 26 - Wednesday, April 27
Examinations. The last exam is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10. Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 & 12, are reserved for make-up exams due to schedule conflicts or other schedule changes. Thursday, April 28 - Thursday, May 12
University Commencement Friday, May 13
Law School graduation ceremony for December 2021, May 2022, and July 2022 graduates. Saturday, May 14

2022 Summer Semester

Description Dates
Summer term classes begin. Last day to pay summer tuition without a late fee. Last day to file a Domicile Appeal for the Summer 2022 semester. Monday, May 16
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 20, there is no tuition refund and 100% tuition liability. Friday, May 20
Memorial Day - University Closed Monday, May 30
Independence Day - University Closed Monday, July 4
Summer term classes end – Observe a MONDAY schedule Tuesday, July 5
Reading Day Wednesday, July 6
Examinations. The last scheduled exam is Friday, July 8. Monday, July 11, is reserved for make-up exams due to schedule conflicts or other schedule changes. Thursday, July 7 – Monday, July 11