Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2017

Date(s) Day Description
Jan 7 Sat First Day of Classes
Jan 16 Mon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
Jan 17 Tue Last Day of Add/Drop*
Jan 17 Tue ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Mar 1 Wed ExamSoft Registration Begins
Mar 6-12 Mon-Sun Spring Break (no classes)
Mar 13 Mon Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Apr 14-16 Fri-Sun School Holiday (no classes)
Apr 18 Tue Last Day of Classes (follow Friday class schedule)
Apr 19-23 Wed-Sun Reading Period
Apr 24-May 8 Mon-Sat Final Exam Period
May 12 Fri Awards Ceremony, 4:30 p.m. (Time subject to change)
May 12 Fri Graduation Reception for Students and Families, 6:00 p.m.
May 13 Sat Commencement, 8:30 a.m.
June 1 at noon Thu Last grades due for Spring 2017 semester

*Skills courses (including clinics and internships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date. Please consult the Registrar's Office for more information.

Summer Session 2017

Date(s) Day Description
Jun 6 Tue First Day of Classes
Jun 12 Mon Last Day of Add/Drop*
Jun 12 Mon ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Jun 23 Fri Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Jun 26 Mon ExamSoft Registration Begins
Jul 4 Tues Independence Day Holiday (no classes)
Jul 25 Tues Last day of Classes
Jul 26-28 Wed-Fri Reading Period
Jul 29-Aug 2 Sat-Wed Final Exam Period
Aug 11 at noon Fri Last grades due for Summer 2017 session

*Skills courses (including clinics and internships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date. Please consult the Registrar's Office for more information.

Summer Session 2017

Date(s) Day Description
Jun 6 Tue First Day of Classes
Jun 12 Mon Last Day of Add/Drop*
Jun 12 Mon ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Jun 23 Fri Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Jun 26 Mon ExamSoft Registration Begins
Jul 4 Tues Independence Day Holiday (no classes)
Jul 25 Tues Last day of Classes
Jul 26-28 Wed-Fri Reading Period
Jul 29-Aug 2 Sat-Wed Final Exam Period
Aug 11 at noon Fri Last grades due for Summer 2017 session

*Skills courses (including clinics and internships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date. Please consult the Registrar's Office for more information.

Fall Session 2017

Date(s) Day Description
Jul 31-Aug 11 Mon-Fri LL.M. in International Law Orientation
Aug 12-18 Sat-Fri New J.D. Student Orientation
Aug 17 Thurs Transfer Student Orientation
Aug 19 Sat First Day of Classes
Aug 29 Tues Last Day of Add/Drop*
Aug 29 Tues ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Sept 2-4 Sat-Mon Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
Oct 13 Fri Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Exam Accommodations
Oct 17 Tues Examsoft Registration Begins
Nov 11 Sat Veterans Day observed (no classes)
Nov 20 Mon Last Day of Classes
Nov 21-22 Tues-Wed Hurricane Make-Up Days (if needed)+
Nov 25-29 Sat-Wed Reading Period
Nov 30-Dec 11 Thurs-Mon Final Exam Period
Dec 14 Thurs Graduation Celebration -Time 6pm **
Jan 2 at 9am Tues Last grades due for Fall 2017 semester

* Experiential Learning courses (including clinics and externships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date.
+ If classes are cancelled due to a hurricane or other emergency, classes will be held on Tuesday, November 21-Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  If this make-up day is not needed, no classes will be held on these days.
** The College of Law holds a December Graduate Celebration; December graduates may walk in the May 2018 Commencement ceremony.  For additional information, please consult the Registrar’s Office.

 Spring Session 2018

Date(s) Day Description
Jan 13 Sat First Day of Classes
Jan 15 Mon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
Jan 22 Mon Last Day of Add/Drop*
Jan 22 Mon ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Mar 12-18 Mon-Sun Spring Break (no classes)
Mar 19 Mon ExamSoft Registration Begins
Mar 26 Mon Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Mar 30-Apr 1 Fri-Sun School Holiday (no classes)
Apr 24 Tue Last Day of Classes (follow Friday class schedule)
Apr 25-29 Wed-Sun Reading Period
Apr 30-May 12 Mon-Sat Final Exam Period
May 18 Fri Awards Ceremony, 4:30 p.m.
May 18 Fri Graduation Reception for Students and Families, 6:00 p.m.
May 19 Sat Commencement, 8:30 a.m. (Time subject to change due to weather)
June 1 before 5pm Fri Last grades due for Spring 2018 semester

  * Experiential Learning courses (including clinics and externships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date.  For additional information, please consult the Registrar’s Office.

Summer Session 2018

Date(s) Day Description
Jun 13 Wed First Day of Classes
Jun 18 Mon Last Day of Add/Drop*
Jun 18 Mon ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Jun 22 Fri Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Jun 26 Tues ExamSoft Registration Begins
Jul 4 Wed Independence Day Holiday (no classes)
Aug 1 Wed Last day of Classes
Aug 2-3 Thurs-Fri Reading Period
Aug 4-6 Sat-Mon Final Exam Period
Aug 13 at 9am Mon Last grades due for Summer 2018 session

* Experiential Learning courses (including clinics and externships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date.  For additional information, please consult the Registrar’s Office. 

 Fall Session 2018

Date(s) Day Description
Jul 30-Aug 10 Mon-Fri LL.M. in International Law Orientation
Aug 11-17 Sat-Fri New J.D. Student Orientation
Aug 16 Thurs Transfer Student Orientation
Aug 20 Mon First Day of Classes
Aug 30 Thurs Last Day of Add/Drop*
Aug 30 Thurs ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Sept 1-3 Sat-Mon Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
Oct 12 Fri Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Exam Accommodations
Oct 16 Tues Examsoft Registration Begins
Nov 19 Mon Last Day of Classes
Nov 20-21 Tues-Wed Hurricane Make-Up Days (if needed)+
Nov 24-28 Sat-Wed Reading Period
Nov 29-Dec 10 Thurs-Mon Final Exam Period
Dec 13 Thurs Graduation Celebration -Time 6pm **
Jan 2 at 9am Wed Last grades due for Fall 2018 semester

* Experiential Learning courses (including clinics and externships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date.
 + If classes are cancelled due to a hurricane or other emergency, classes will be held on Tuesday, November 20-Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  If this make-up day is not needed, no classes will be held on      these days.
 ** The College of Law holds a December Graduate Celebration; December graduates may walk in the May 2019 Commencement ceremony.  For additional information, please consult the Registrar’s Office.

Spring Session 2019

Date(s) Day Description
Jan 18 Fri First Day of Classes
Jan 21 Mon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
Jan 28 Mon Last Day of Add/Drop*
Jan 28 Mon ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Mar 11-17 Mon-Sun Spring Break (no classes)
Mar 18 Mon ExamSoft Registration Begins
Mar 25 Mon Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Apr 19-21 Fri-Sun School Holiday (no classes)
Apr 26 Fri Last Day of Classes (follow Friday class schedule)
Apr 27-30 Sat-Tues Reading Period
May 1-11 Wed-Sat Final Exam Period
May 17 Fri Honors & Awards Ceremony, 4:30 p.m.
May 17 Fri Graduation Reception for Students and Families, 6:00 p.m.
May 18 Sat Commencement, 8:30 a.m. (Time subject to change due to weather)
June 1 before 5pm Fri Last grades due for Spring 2018 semester

 * Experiential Learning courses (including clinics and externships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date. For additional information, please consult the Registrar’s Office.

 Summer Session 2019

Date(s) Day Description
Jun 13 Thurs First Day of Classes
Jun 17 Mon Last Day of Add/Drop*
Jun 17 Mon ADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Jun 21 Fri Deadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Jun 25 Tues ExamSoft Registration Begins
Jul 4 Thurs Independence Day Holiday (no classes)
Aug 1 Thurs Last day of Classes
Aug 2-4 Fri-Sun Reading Period
Aug 5-7 Mon-Wed Final Exam Period
Aug 14 at 9am Wed Last grades due for Summer 2019 session

 * Experiential Learning courses (including clinics and externships) and condensed/mini-courses may have a different add/drop date.  For additional information, please consult the Registrar’s Office