2020 Fall Semester

  • Monday, August 10 –Friday, August 21 — New LLM and International Exchange Student Orientation.
  • Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21— New JD Orientation
  • Wednesday, August 19—New JM Orientation (additional dates TBA).
  • Monday, August 24— Fall semester classes begin. Last day to pay fall tuition without a late fee.Last day to file a Domicile Appeal for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • September—On-Campus Interview Programs(additional dates may be added).
  • Monday, September 7— Labor Day. University Closed.
  • Tuesday, September 15Last day to add/drop a course without academic approval. Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund.
    • After September 15 there is a 50% tuition refund.
    • After September 15 students must submit an add/drop form to the Records Office signed by the instructor and the Asst. Dean, Student Academic Affairs, in order to be added or dropped from a course.
  • Monday, September 21Last day to drop a course (academic approval required)/receive a 50% tuition refund.
    • After September 21 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.
  • Wednesday, September 30— December graduation applications distributed. Due in Records Office by October 14.
  • Monday, October 12 — Observe a MONDAY schedule.
  • Tuesday, October 13 — Observe a TUESDAYschedule.
  • Tuesday, November 3—Election Day, University Closed.
  • Tuesday, November 24 — Fall semester classes end.
  • Wednesday, November 25 –Sunday, November 29 — Thanksgiving Recess.
  • Monday, November 30 — Reading Day.
  • Tuesday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 16 — Examinations.The last scheduled exam is Monday, December 14. Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15 & 16 (as well as Wednesday, December 9) are reserved for make-up exams due to schedule conflicts or other schedule changes.
  • Thursday, December 17 — University December Graduation Ceremony. (December Law graduates may participate in the December ceremony and/or the Law School ceremony in May open to all December 2020, May 2021, and July 2021 graduates.)
  • Wednesday, December 24 –Sunday, January 3 — University Closed (Winter Break).

2021 Winter Term*

* Winter Term Credits Included in Spring 2021 Semester

  • Wednesday, January 6 - Friday, January 22— Winter Term (classes and professional development training).All Winter Term classes and training will be remote only (not in-person).
    • Winter Term will include mandatory LRWA classes for 1L students. Exact days and times are TBA. All LRWA classes held during Winter Term will be remote only. Students do not need to attend in-person or otherwise return to campus for LRWA during Winter Term.
    • 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 23 and 24).
  • Wednesday, January 6— Last day to add a Winter Term class.
  • Thursday, January 7Last day to drop a Winter Term class and receive 100% tuition refund. After January 7, there is no tuition refund for Winter Term classes and 100% tuition liability attaches.
  • Monday, January 18— Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday observed - University Closed.

2021 Spring Semester

  • January— On-Campus Interview Programs(additional dates may be added).
  • January 12 - January 20 — LLM Orientation for spring admits
  • Tuesday, January 19— JM Orientation
  • Friday, January 22 - Friday, January 29 – On-Campus Interview Programs
  • Monday, January 25 — 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 2021 semester.
  • Friday, January 29—Public Service Job Fair
  • Thursday, February 4 - Friday,February5—Off-Campus Interview Programs (NY and DC).
  • Tuesday, February 9Last day to add/drop a course without academic approval. Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund.
    • After February 9 there is a 50% tuition refund.
    • After February 9 students must submit an add/drop form to the Records Office signed by the instructor and the Asst. Dean, Student Academic Affairs, in order to be added or dropped from a course.
  • Wednesday, February 10— May and July graduation applications distributed. Due in Records Office by February 24.
  • Tuesday, February 16Last day to drop a course (academic approval required)/receive a 50% tuition refund.
    • After February 16 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.
  • Friday, April 23— Spring semester classes end.
  • Monday, April 26 - Wednesday, April 28 — Reading days.
  • Thursday, April 29 - Thursday, May 13 — Examinations. The last exam is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11. Wednesday and Thursday, May 12 & 13 are reserved for make-up exams due to schedule conflict or other schedule changes.
  • Friday, May 14 — University Commencement, Eagle Bank Arena.
  • Saturday, May 15 — Law School graduation ceremony for December 2020, May 2021, and July 2021 graduates.

2021 Summer Term

  • Monday, May 17 — Summer term classes begin. Last day to pay summer tuition without a late fee. Last day to file a Domicile Appeal for the Summer 2021 semester.
  • Friday, May 21 — 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 21, there is no tuition refund and 100% tuition liability.
  • Monday, May 31 — Memorial Day - University Closed.
  • Monday, July 5 — University Closed (Independence Day Observed).
  • Tuesday, July 6 — Summer term classes end – Follow a MONDAY schedule.
  • Wednesday, July 7 — Reading Day.
  • Thursday, July 8 – Monday, July 12 — Examinations.The last scheduled exam in Friday, July 9. Monday, July 12 is reservedfor make-up exams.

2021 Fall Semester Interview Programs

  • Thursday, July 29 – Friday, July 30 — Off-Campus Interview Programs for NY and DC

  • Monday, August 2 – Friday, September 3  — On-Campus Interview Program

2021 Fall Semester

  • Monday, August 9 – Friday, August 20 — New LLM and International Exchange Student Orientation
  • Monday, August 16 – Friday, August 20 — New JD Student Orientation / Legal Methods (Mandatory)
  • Wednesday, August 18 — New JM Orientation (Tentative) (additional dates TBA)
  • Monday, August 23 — 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, September 6 — Labor Day – University Closed
  • Tuesday, September 7 — 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.
  • Monday, September 13 — 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.
  • Wednesday, September 29 — December graduation applications distributed.
    Due in Records Office by October 13.
  • Monday, October 11 — Fall Break (classes do not meet)
  • Tuesday, October 12 — Observe a MONDAY schedule
  • Tuesday, November 23 — Fall semester classes end
  • Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26 — Thanksgiving Recess
  • Monday, November 29 – Tuesday, November 30 — Reading Days
  • Wednesday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 15 — 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.
  • Thursday, December 16 — 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.)
  • Monday, December 20 — Sunday, January 2– University Closed (Winter Break)

2022 Winter Term*

* Winter Term Credits Included in Spring 2021 Semester

  • Wednesday, January 5 – Friday, January 14 — 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 — Last day to add a Winter Term class.
  • Thursday, January 6 — 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.

2022 Spring Semester

  • Monday, January 17 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday observed - University Closed
  • Tuesday, January 18 — 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.
  • Friday, January 28 (Tentative Date) — Public Service Job Fair
  • Wednesday, February 2 — 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 9 — 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.
  • Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 — Spring Recess
  • Monday, April 25 — Spring semester classes end
  • Tuesday, April 26 - Wednesday, April 27 — Reading days
  • Thursday, April 28 - Thursday, May 12 — 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.
  • Friday, May 13 — University Commencement
  • Saturday, May 14 — Law School graduation ceremony for December 2021, May 2022, and July 2022 graduates.

2022 Summer Semester

  • Monday, May 16 — 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.
  • Friday, May 20 — 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.
  • Monday, May 30 — Memorial Day - University Closed
  • Monday, July 4 — Independence Day - University Closed
  • Tuesday, July 5 — Summer term classes end – Observe a MONDAY schedule
  • Wednesday, July 6 — Reading Day
  • Thursday, July 7 – Monday, July 11 — 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.