Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2017

Date(s) Day Description
Jan 7SatFirst Day of Classes
Jan 16MonDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
Jan 17TueLast Day of Add/Drop*
Jan 17TueADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Mar 1WedExamSoft Registration Begins
Mar 6-12Mon-SunSpring Break (no classes)
Mar 13MonDeadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Apr 14-16Fri-SunSchool Holiday (no classes)
Apr 18TueLast Day of Classes (follow Friday class schedule)
Apr 19-23Wed-SunReading Period
Apr 24-May 8Mon-SatFinal Exam Period
May 12FriAwards Ceremony, 4:30 p.m. (Time subject to change)
May 12FriGraduation Reception for Students and Families, 6:00 p.m.
May 13SatCommencement, 8:30 a.m.
June 1 at noonThuLast 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 6TueFirst Day of Classes
Jun 12MonLast Day of Add/Drop*
Jun 12MonADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Jun 23FriDeadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Jun 26MonExamSoft Registration Begins
Jul 4TuesIndependence Day Holiday (no classes)
Jul 25TuesLast day of Classes
Jul 26-28Wed-FriReading Period
Jul 29-Aug 2Sat-WedFinal Exam Period
Aug 11 at noonFriLast 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 11Mon-FriLL.M. in International Law Orientation
Aug 12-18Sat-FriNew J.D. Student Orientation
Aug 17ThursTransfer Student Orientation
Aug 19SatFirst Day of Classes
Aug 29TuesLast Day of Add/Drop*
Aug 29TuesADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Sept 2-4Sat-MonLabor Day Holiday (no classes)
Oct 13FriDeadline for Exam Conflicts & Exam Accommodations
Oct 17TuesExamsoft Registration Begins
Nov 11SatVeterans Day observed (no classes)
Nov 20MonLast Day of Classes
Nov 21-22Tues-WedHussicane Make-Up Days (if needed)+
Nov 25-29Sat-WedReading Period
Nov 30-Dec 11Thurs-MonFinal Exam Period
Dec 14ThursGraduation Celebration -Time 6pm **
Jan 2 at 9amTuesLast 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 13SatFirst Day of Classes
Jan 15MonDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
Jan 22MonLast Day of Add/Drop*
Jan 22MonADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Mar 12-18Mon-SunSpring Break (no classes)
Mar 19MonExamSoft Registration Begins
Mar 26MonDeadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Mar 30-Apr 1Fri-SunSchool Holiday (no classes)
Apr 24TueLast Day of Classes (follow Friday class schedule)
Apr 25-29Wed-SunReading Period
Apr 30-May 12Mon-SatFinal Exam Period
May 18FriAwards Ceremony, 4:30 p.m.
May 18FriGraduation Reception for Students and Families, 6:00 p.m.
May 19SatCommencement, 8:30 a.m. (Time subject to change due to weather)
June 1 before 5pmFriLast 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 13WedFirst Day of Classes
Jun 18MonLast Day of Add/Drop*
Jun 18MonADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Jun 22FriDeadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Jun 26TuesExamSoft Registration Begins
Jul 4WedIndependence Day Holiday (no classes)
Aug 1WedLast day of Classes
Aug 2-3Thurs-FriReading Period
Aug 4-6Sat-MonFinal Exam Period
Aug 13 at 9amMonLast 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 10Mon-FriLL.M. in International Law Orientation
Aug 11-17Sat-FriNew J.D. Student Orientation
Aug 16ThursTransfer Student Orientation
Aug 20MonFirst Day of Classes
Aug 30ThursLast Day of Add/Drop*
Aug 30ThursADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Sept 1-3Sat-MonLabor Day Holiday (no classes)
Oct 12FriDeadline for Exam Conflicts & Exam Accommodations
Oct 16TuesExamsoft Registration Begins
Nov 19MonLast Day of Classes
Nov 20-21Tues-WedHussicane Make-Up Days (if needed)+
Nov 24-28Sat-WedReading Period
Nov 29-Dec 10Thurs-MonFinal Exam Period
Dec 13ThursGraduation Celebration -Time 6pm **
Jan 2 at 9amWedLast 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 18FriFirst Day of Classes
Jan 21MonDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
Jan 28MonLast Day of Add/Drop*
Jan 28MonADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Mar 11-17Mon-SunSpring Break (no classes)
Mar 18MonExamSoft Registration Begins
Mar 25MonDeadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Apr 19-21Fri-SunSchool Holiday (no classes)
Apr 26FriLast Day of Classes (follow Friday class schedule)
Apr 27-30Sat-TuesReading Period
May 1-11Wed-SatFinal Exam Period
May 17FriHonors & Awards Ceremony, 4:30 p.m.
May 17FriGraduation Reception for Students and Families, 6:00 p.m.
May 18SatCommencement, 8:30 a.m. (Time subject to change due to weather)
June 1 before 5pmFriLast 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 13ThursFirst Day of Classes
Jun 17MonLast Day of Add/Drop*
Jun 17MonADA Non-Exam Accommodations Deadline
Jun 21FriDeadline for Exam Conflicts & Final Exam Accommodations
Jun 25TuesExamSoft Registration Begins
Jul 4ThursIndependence Day Holiday (no classes)
Aug 1ThursLast day of Classes
Aug 2-4Fri-SunReading Period
Aug 5-7Mon-WedFinal Exam Period
Aug 14 at 9amWedLast 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.