Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Fall Semester 2015

August 10-14

Orientation for first year & JD transfer students

August 17

Fall Semester begins

August 31

Last day to add or drop classes at 100%

Last day for professors to submit midterm and final exam information to the Registrar’s Office

September 7

Labor Day (no day or evening classes)

September 1-4

Last day to drop classes at 50% refund

Begins the evening of September 13 and ends the evening of September 15

Rosh Hashanah

Begins the evening of September 22 and ends the evening of September 23

Yom Kippur

Begins the evening of September 23 and ends the evening of September 24

Eid Al-Adha

November 2-13

Spring 2016 priority registration

November 13

Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

November 23

Last day of fall classes

Last day to withdraw from classes

Instructor evaluations close at midnight

November 24 – December 1

Reading days

November 26-28

Thanksgiving holiday observed

December 2-16

Final examination period

December 15

Graduation materials must be complete for Fall 2015, including transcripts from other institutions


Spring Semester 2016

January 6

1L grades due

January 11

Spring Semester begins

Upper level grades due

January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday observed (no day or evening classes)

January 25

Last day to add or drop classes at 100%

January 26-29

50% Refund Period

March 14-19

Spring break (no day or evening classes)

April 4-9

Summer 2016 priority registration

April 11-22

Fall 2016 priority registration

April 11

Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

April 25

Last day of spring classes.

Instructor evaluations close at midnight.

Last day to withdraw from classes.

April 26 – May 3

Reading days

May 4-19

Final examination period

May 21

Spring commencement ceremony

June 15

Graduation materials must be complete for Spring 2016, including transcripts from other institutions


Summer Semester 2016

May 31

Summer Semester begins

June 7

Last day to add or drop classes at 100%

June 8-10

50% Refund Period

June 24

Deadline for graduation and commencement ceremony (University-wide) materials for Summer 2016

July 4

Independence Day Observed (no day or evening classes)

July 11

Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

July 19 (Monday Schedule)

Last day of summer semester

Instructor evaluations close at midnight

July 20-22

Reading days

July 25-30

Final examination period