Religious Holiday Information

2015-2016 | 2016-2017

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)

March 28-April 8

Summer and Fall 2016 Registration

April 13

Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

April 25

Last day of spring classes.

Last day to withdraw from classes.

April 26

Official makeup day for University closure on February 2

April 27

Official makeup day for University closure on March 23

Instructor evaluations close at midnight.

April 28 – 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 10

Upper level spring semester grades due

June 17

First year spring semester grades due

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

Academic Calendar 2016-2017

Fall Semester 2016

August 8-12

Orientation for first year & JD transfer students

August 15

Fall Semester begins

August 29

Last day to add or drop classes at 100%

September 2

Last day to drop classes at 50% refund

September 5

Labor Day (no day or evening classes)

November 7-18

Registration for Spring 2016

November 14

Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

November 21

Last day of fall semester

Instructor evaluations close at midnight

Last day to withdraw from classes

November 22, 23, 28, 29

Reading days

November 24-26

Thanksgiving holiday observed

November 30 – December 14

Final examination period

December 15

Deadline for graduation materials for Fall 2016 for certification for bar examinations


Spring Semester 2017

January 9

Spring Semester begins

January 16

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

January 23

Last day to add and/or drop classes with a 100% refund

January 27

Last day to drop courses with a 50% refund

March 19-25

Spring break (no day or evening classes)

April 3-8

Summer 2017 registration

April 10-21

Fall 2017 registration

April 10

Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

April 24

Last day of spring semester.

Instructor evaluations close at midnight.

Last day to withdraw from classes.

April 25 – 28, May 1-2

Reading days

May 3-18

Final examination period

May 20

Spring commencement ceremony

June 15

Deadline for graduation materials for Spring 2017 for certification for bar examinations


Summer Semester 2017

May 30

Summer Semester begins

June 6

Last day to add and /or drop classes with a 100% refund

June 9

Last day to drop courses with a 50% refund

June 23

Deadline for graduation and commencement ceremony (University-wide) materials for Summer 2017

July 4

Independence Day Observed (no day or evening classes)

July 10

Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

July 18

Last day of summer semester

Instructor evaluations close at midnight

Last day to withdraw from classes

July 19-21

Reading days

July 24-29

Final examination period