School of Law Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2016-2017 2017-2018
Fall semester
Orientation Aug. 15-17 Aug. 14-18
Fall classes begin Aug. 18 Aug. 21
Last day to drop without a "W" Sept. 2 Sept. 1
Labor Day Sept. 5 Sept. 4
Last day to receive partial refund of tuition Sept. 23 Sept. 22
Fall break Oct. 17-18 Oct. 23-24
Make a Difference Day Oct. 29 Oct. 28
Law classes in session Wednesday before Thanksgiving Nov. 23 Nov. 22
Thanksgiving break Nov. 24-25 Nov. 23-24
Legislative Day (Monday schedule) Nov. 30 Nov. 29
Fall classes end Nov. 30 Dec. 1
Fall reading period Dec. 1-2 Dec. 2-4
Fall exams Dec. 3-15 Dec. 5-18
Mid-year graduation celebration Dec. 9 Dec. 15
Last day for graduating students' exams Dec. 13 Dec. 16
Law school December graduates ceremony N/A Dec. 21
Fall degree conferral Dec. 17 Dec. 23
Spring Semester  
Spring classes begin Jan. 9 Jan. 8
Spring classes begin (Monday schedule) N/A N/A
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16 Jan. 15
Last day to drop without a "W" Jan. 20 Jan. 19
Last day to receive partial refund of tuition Feb. 10 Feb. 9
Ash Wednesday March 1 Feb. 14
Spring break March 13-18 March 12-17
Good Friday April 14 March 30
Spring classes end (Friday schedule) April 25 April 24
Spring classes end TBD TBD
Spring reading period April 26-May 1 April 25-30
Spring exams May 2-15 May 1-14
Last day for graduating students' exams May 13 May 12
Hooding ceremony TBD TBD
Spring Commencement May 20 May 19
Spring degree conferral May 20 May 19
Summer Semester
Summer session in Madrid begins May 20 May 19
Summer session begins May 22 May 21
Memorial Day May 29 May 28
Fourth of July July 4 July 4
Summer session ends and Legislative Day (if applicable) July 11 July 10 (Wednesday schedule)
Summer session July 17-18, 20 July 16-17, 19
Summer degree conferral Aug. 16 Aug. 15