School of Law Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2017-2018 2018-2019
Fall semester
Orientation Aug. 14-18 Aug. 13-17
Fall classes begin Aug. 21 Aug. 20
Last day to drop without a "W" Sept. 3 Sept. 2
Labor Day-No Classes Sept. 4 Sept. 3
Last day to receive partial refund of tuition Sept. 24 Sept. 23
Fall break Oct. 23-24 Oct. 22-23
Make a Difference Day Oct. 28 Oct. 27
Law classes in session Wednesday before Thanksgiving Nov. 22 Nov. 21
Thanksgiving break Nov. 23-24 Nov. 22-23
Legislative Day (Monday schedule) Nov. 29 Nov. 28
Fall classes end Dec. 1 Nov. 30
Fall reading period Dec. 2-4 Dec. 1-3
Fall exams Dec. 5-18 Dec. 4-17
Mid-year graduation celebration Dec. 15 Dec. 14
Last day for graduating students' exams Dec. 16 Dec. 15
Law school December graduates ceremony Dec. 20 Dec. 19
Fall degree conferral Dec. 23 Dec. 22
Spring Semester  
Spring classes begin Jan. 8, 2018 Jan. 10, 2019 (Monday schedule)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No Classes Jan. 15, 2018 Jan. 21, 2019
Last day to drop without a "W" Jan. 21, 2018 Jan. 27, 2019
Last day to receive partial refund of tuition Feb. 11, 2018 Feb. 17, 2019
Ash Wednesday-Classes in Session Feb. 14, 2018 March. 6, 2019
Spring Break March 12-17, 2018 March 11-15, 2019
Good Friday-No Classes March 30, 2018 April 19, 2019
Spring classes end  April 24, 2018 (Friday Schedule) April 26, 2019
Spring reading period April 25-30, 2018 April 27-29, 2019
Spring exams May 1-14, 2018 April 30-May 13,  2019
Last day for graduating students' exams May 12, 2018 May 11, 2019
Hooding ceremony TBD TBD
Spring Commencement May 19, 2018 May 18, 2019
Spring degree conferral May 19, 2018 May 18, 2019
Summer Semester
Summer session in Madrid begins May 21, 2018 May 20, 2019
Summer session Begins May 21, 2018 May 20, 2019
Memorial Day-No Classes May 28, 2018 May 27, 2019
Independence Day-No Classes July 4 July 4
Summer session ends  July 10, 2018 (Wednesday schedule) July 9, 2019 (Thursday schedule)
Summer session exams  July 16-17, 19, 2018 July 15-16, 18, 2019
Summer degree conferral Aug. 15, 2018 Aug. 14, 2019