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Law School Academic Calendar

The Law School Calendar differs in a number of ways from the University Calendar. Make up classes may be held at the professor's discretion to replace sessions missed due to holidays, examinations, or for other reasons.


† All grades are ordinarily posted to student transcripts within two weeks of the Grading Deadline.

* On Tuesday, following Fall Recess, classes will meet according to the Monday Fall Term schedule.

** On the first Wednesday of the Winter term, classes will meet according to the Monday Winter Term schedule.

Spring/Summer Term 2017
OrientationMay 30-31, Tuesday-Wednesday
First-Year Classes Begin June 1, Thursday
Independence Day HolidayJuly 4, Tuesday
First-Year Classes EndAugust 11, Friday
Study DaysAugust 12-14, Saturday-Monday
ExaminationsAugust 15-17, Tuesday-Thursday
Spring/Summer Term
Grading Deadline
September 14, Thursday


Fall Term 2017
Orientation WeekAugust 28-September 1, Monday-Friday
Labor Day Holiday
September 4, Monday
Classes Begin
September 5, Tuesday
Registration and Drop/Add EndSeptember 13, Wednesday
Fall Recess BeginsOctober 14, Saturday
Classes Resume*October 17, Tuesday
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsNovember 22, Wednesday
Classes ResumeNovember 27, Monday
Classes End December 8, Friday
Study DaysDecember 9-12, Saturday-Tuesday
Examinations Begin December 13, Wednesday
Examinations EndDecember 22, Friday
December Senior DayDecember 22, Friday
Fall Term Grading DeadlineJanuary 19, Friday


Winter Term 2018
Classes Begin**January 10, Wednesday
Martin Luther King Day Observance
(classes suspended for special programs)
January 15, Monday
Registration and Drop/Add EndJanuary 18, Thursday
Winter Recess BeginsFebruary 24, Saturday
Classes ResumeMarch 5, Monday
Classes End April 18, Wednesday
Study DaysApril 19-23, Thursday-Monday
Examinations Begin April 24, Tuesday
Examinations EndMay 3, Thursday
Law School Senior DayMay 4, Friday
Winter Term Grading DeadlineMay 31, Thursday