Academic Calendar

Find registration, add/drop and semester start dates below. 

  • Academic Calendar 2020-2021

    Fall Semester 2020

    August 10 – 16  
    Orientation for first-year & JD transfer students

    August 17
    Fall Semester begins

    August 31
    Last day to drop classes at 100%

    September 7
    Labor Day (no day or evening classes)

    September 8
    Last day to withdraw from classes for 50% refund

    October 23
    Registration for Spring 2020 (tentative)

    November 9
    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    November 23
    Last day of Fall Semester classes
    Instructor evaluations close at midnight
    Last day to withdraw from classes
    Applications for graduation due for Spring Semester candidates

    November 24-December 1
    Reading days

    November 26 – 27 
    Thanksgiving Holiday observed

    December 2-December 16
    Final examination period

    December 17
    Graduation Ceremony


    Spring Semester 2021

    January 11
    Spring Semester begins

    January 18
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday observed (no day or evening classes)

    January 26
    Last day to add and/or drop classes at 100% refund

    January 29
    Last day to withdraw from classes for 50% refund

    March 19
    Summer 2020 registration opens (tentative)

    March 22-28
    Spring Break (no day or evening classes)

    April 2
    Fall 2021 registration opens

    April 12
    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    April 26
    Last day of Spring Semester classes
    Instructor evaluations close at midnight
    Last day to withdraw from classes
    Applications for graduation due for Summer Semester candidates

    April 27 –  May 4
    Reading days

    May 5 – 20 
    Final examination period

    May 22
    Spring commencement ceremony


    Summer 2021

    June 1
    Summer Semester begins

    June 8
    Last day to drop classes at 100% refund

    June 12
    Last day to withdraw from classes at 50% refund

    July 5
    Independence Day, observed (no day or evening classes)

    July 6
    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    July 20
    Last day of summer semester classes
    Instructor evaluations close at midnight
    Last day to withdraw from classes
    Applications for graduation due for Fall Semester candidates

    July 21 – 23
    Reading days

    July 26 – 29
    Final examination period

  • Academic Calendar 2019-2020

    Fall Semester 2019

    August 10 – 16  
    Orientation for first year & JD transfer students

    August 19
    Fall Semester begins

    September 2
    Labor Day (no day or evening classes)

    September 3
    Last day to drop classes at 100%

    September 9
    Last day to withdraw from classes for 50% refund

    November 11
    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    November 25
    Last day of Fall Semester classes
    Instructor evaluations close at midnight
    Last day to withdraw from classes

    November 26-27, December 2-3
    Reading days

    November 28 – 29 
    Thanksgiving Holiday observed

    December 4-December 18
    Final examination period

    December 18
    Last day of Fall Semester and degree date for Fall graduates

    December 19
    Graduation Ceremony


    Spring Semester 2020

    January 13
    Spring Semester begins

    January 20
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (no day or evening classes)

    January 28
    Last day to add and/or drop classes at 100% refund

    January 31
    Last day to withdraw from classes for 50% refund

    March 23-29
    Spring Break (no day or evening classes)

    April 13
    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    April 27
    Last day of Spring Semester classes
    Instructor evaluations close at midnight
    Last day to withdraw from classes

    April 28 – 30 
    Reading days

    May 1 – 14 
    Final examination period

    May 14
    Last day of Spring Semester and degree date for Spring graduates

    May 16
    Spring commencement ceremony


    Summer 2020

    May 26
    Summer Semester begins

    June 2
    Last day to drop classes at 100% refund

    June 5
    Last day to withdraw from classes at 50% refund

    July 3
    Independence Day, observed (no day or evening classes)

    June 30
    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    July 14
    Last day of summer semester classes
    Instructor evaluations close at midnight
    Last day to withdraw from classes

    July 15 – 17
    Reading days

    July 20 – 24
    Final examination period

    July 24
    Last day of summer semester and degree date for Summer graduates

  • Graduate Tax Academic Calendar 2019-2020

    Winter 2020

    January 6
    Winter Quarter begins

    March 6
    Winter Quarter ends

    March 9-13
    Final Exams


    Spring 2020

    March 23
    Spring Quarter begins

    May 29
    Spring Quarter ends

    June 1-5
    Final Exams


    Summer 2020

    June 15
    Summer Quarter begins

    August 14
    Summer Quarter ends

    August 17-21
    Final Exams

  • Professional Part-Time JD Module & Weekend Calendar 2020 – 2021
  • Academic Calendar 2018-2019

    Fall Semester 2018

    Orientation for first year & JD transfer students

    August 6 – 10  

     

    Fall Semester begins

    August 13

     

    Last day to drop classes at 100%

    August 27

     

    50% Refund Period

    August 31

     

    Labor Day (no day or evening classes)

    September 3

     

    Registration for Spring 2019

    November 5 – 9  

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

     

    November 12

    Last day of fall semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    November 19

    Reading days

    November 20, 21, 26, 27

     

    Thanksgiving Holiday observed

    November 22 – 23

     

    Final examination period

    November 28 – December 12

     

    Deadline for graduation materials for Fall 2018 certification for bar examinations

    December 15

     

     

    Spring Semester 2019

    Spring Semester begins

    January 7

     

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

    January 21

    Last day to add and /or drop classes at 100%

    January 22

     

    50% Refund Period

    January 25

     

    Spring Break (no day or evening classes)

    March 11 – 15   

     

    Summer 2019 registration

    April 1 – 5

     

    Fall 2019 registration

    April 8 – 19  

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

     

    April 8

    Last day of spring semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    April 22

    Reading days

    April 23 – 26, April 29 – 30

     

    Final examination period

    May 1 – 16

     

    Spring commencement ceremony

    May 18

     

    Deadline for graduation materials for Spring 2019 for certification for bar examinations

    June 15, 2019

     

     

    Summer 2019

    Summer Semester begins

    May 28

     

    Last day to drop classes at 100%

    June 4

     

    50% Refund Period

    June 7

     

    Independence Day (no day or evening classes)

    July 4

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    July 8

     

    Last day of summer semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    July 16

    Reading days

    July 17 – 19

     

    Final examination period

    July 22 – 26

     

     

  • Academic Calendar 2017-2018

    Fall Semester 2017

    Orientation for first year & JD transfer students

    August 7 – 11

     

    Fall Semester begins

    August 14

     

    Last day to drop classes at 100%

    August 28

     

    50% Refund Period

    September 1

     

    Labor Day (no day or evening classes)

    September 4

     

    Registration for Spring 2018

    November 6 – 17

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

     

    November 13

    Last day of fall semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    November 20

    Reading days

    November 21, 22, 27, 28

     

    Thanksgiving Holiday observed

    November 23, 24

     

    Final examination period

    November 29 – December 13

     

    Deadline for graduation materials for Fall 2017 certification for bar examinations

    December 15

     

     

    Spring Semester 2018

    Spring Semester begins

    January 8

     

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

    January 15

    Last day to add and /or drop classes at 100%

    January 22

     

    50% Refund Period

    January 26

     

    Spring Break (no day or evening classes)

    March 12 – 16

     

    Summer 2018 registration

    April 2 – 6

     

    Fall 2018 registration

    April 9 – 20

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

     

    April 9

    Last day of spring semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    April 23

    Reading days

    April 24 – 27, April 30, May 1

     

    Final examination period

    May 2 – 17

     

    Spring commencement ceremony

    May 19

     

    Deadline for graduation materials for Spring 2018 for certification for bar examinations

    June 15, 2018

     

     

    Summer 2018

    Summer Semester begins

    May 29

     

    Last day to drop classes at 100%

    June 5

     

    50% Refund Period

    June 8

     

    Independence Day (no day or evening classes)

    July 4

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    July 9

     

    Last day of summer semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    July 17

    Reading days

    July 18 – 20

     

    Final examination period

    July 23 – 27

     

     

  • Academic Calendar 2016-2017

    Fall Semester 2016

    Orientation for first year & JD transfer students

    August 8-12

     

    Fall Semester begins

    August 15

     

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

    August 29

     

    Last day to drop courses with a 50% refund

    September 2

    Labor Day (no day or evening classes)

    September 5

     

    Registration for Spring 2016

    November 7-18

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

     

    November 14

    Last day of fall semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    November 21

    Reading days

    November 22, 23, 28, 29

     

    Thanksgiving Holiday observed

    November 24-26

     

    Final examination period

    November 30 – December 14

     

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

    December 15, 2016

     

     

    Spring Semester 2017

    Spring Semester begins

    January 9

     

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

    January 16

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

    January 23

     

    Last day to drop courses with a 50% refund

    January 27

    Spring Break (no day or evening classes)

    March 19-25

     

    Summer 2017 registration

    April 3-8

     

    Fall 2017 registration

    April 10-21

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

     

    April 10

    Last day of spring semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    April 24

    Reading days

    April 25-28, May 1-2

     

    Final examination period

    May 3-18

     

    Spring commencement ceremony

    May 20

     

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

    June 15, 2017

     

     

    Summer 2017

    Summer Semester begins

    May 30

     

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

    June 6

     

    Last day to drop courses with a 50% refund

    June 9

     

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

    June 23

    Independence Day (no day or evening classes)

    July 4

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    July 10

     

    Last day of summer semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    July 18

    Reading days

    July 19-21

     

    Final examination period

    July 24-29

     

     

     

  • Academic Calendar 2015-2016

    Fall Semester 2015

    Orientation for first year & JD transfer students

    August 10-14

     

    Fall Semester begins

    August 17

     

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

    August 31

     

    Last day to drop courses with a 50% refund

    September 4

     

    Labor Day (no day or evening classes)

    September 7

     

    Registration for Spring 2016

    November 2 - 13

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

     

    November 9

    Last day of fall semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    November 23

    Reading days

    November 24, 25, 30 and December 1

     

    Thanksgiving Holiday observed

    November 26 - 28

     

    Final examination period

    December 2 - 16

     

    Deadline for graduation materials for Fall 2015 for certification for bar examinations

    December 15, 2015

     

     

    Spring Semester 2016

     

    Spring Semester begins

    January 11

     

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

    January 18

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

    January 25

     

    Last day to drop courses with a 50% refund

    January 26-29

    Spring Break (no day or evening classes)

    March 14-19

     

    Summer 2016 priority registration

    April 4-9

     

    Fall 2016 priority registration

    April 11-22

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

     

    April 11

    Last day of spring semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    April 25

    Reading days

    April 26-29 and May 2-3

     

    Final examination period

    May 4-19

     

    Spring commencement ceremony

    May 21

     

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

    June 15, 2016

     

     

    Summer 2016

    Summer Semester begins

    May 31

     

    Last day to drop classes at 100%

    June 7

     

    50% Refund Period

    June 8-10

     

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

    June 24

    Independence Day (no day or evening classes)

    July 4

     

    Instructor evaluations link emailed to students

    July 11

     

    Last day of summer semester

    Instructor evaluations close at midnight

    Last day to withdraw from classes

     

    July 19 (Monday schedule)

    Reading days

    July 20-22

     

    Final examination period

    July 25-30