2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Fall2016
First-Year OrientationAugust 9
Fall Classes BeginAugust 15
Last Day to Drop or Add ClassesAugust 19
Lawyering Exam for First-Year Students [required]August 19
Labor Day Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)September 5
Last Day to Withdraw Without a "W" [permission needed from Academic Dean]September 9
Lawyering Exam Review for First-Year Students [required]September 9
Fall BreakOctober 13 - 14
Last Day of ClassNovember 23
Thanksgiving Holiday (Offices Closed)November 24 - 25
Reading DaysNovember 25 - 28
Final Exams (Tuesday through Saturday; Monday through Saturday)November 29 - December 10
Winter Graduation and CommencementDecember 11
Spring2017
Orientation for Spring Admit StudentsJanuary 4 - 6
Classes Begin for All StudentsJanuary 9
Last Day to Drop or Add ClassesJanuary 13
Lawyering Exam for Spring Admit Students [required]January 13
Martin Luther King Jr, Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)January 16
Lawyering Exam Review for Spring Admit Students [required]January 27
Last Day to Withdraw Without a "W" [permission needed from Academic Dean]February 3
Spring BreakMarch 6 - 10
Last Day of ClassApril 21
Reading DaysApril 22 - 24
Final Exams (Tuesday through Saturday; Monday through Saturday)April 25 - May 6
Spring Graduation and CommencementMay 7
Maymester/Summer/Summer Standard/Mini-Sessions/Externships 20172017
Summer Standard Session [J2] Begins for Spring Admit StudentsMay 15
Maymester Classes BeginMay 15
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes for MaymesterMay 15
Last Day to Withdraw Without a "W" for Maymester (permission needed from Academic Dean]May 17
Last Day of Class for MaymesterMay 26
Reading DaysMay 27 - 29
Memorial Day HolidayMay 29
Maymester Exams; Classes continue for Summer Standard Students [J2]May 30
Summer Session [S1] Classes BeginMay 31
Last Day to Drop or Add S1 classesJune 5
Last Day of S1 classesJune 21
Summer Mini-Sessions 2 [S2] Classes BeginJune 1
Last Day to Drop or Add S2 classesJune 5
Last Day of S2 classesJune 30
Summer Mini-Session [S3] Classes BeginJuly 6
Last Day to Drop or Add S3 classesJuly 6
Last Day of S3 classesJuly 21
Summer Mini-Session 4 [S4] Classes BeginJune 2
Last Day to Drop or Add S4 classesJune 1
Last Day of S4 classesJune 9
Summer Mini-Session [S5] Classes BeginJuly 14
Last Day to Drop or Add S5 classesJuly 12
Last Day of S5 classesJuly 21
Externship Session 1 [E1] BeginsMay 31
Last Day to Drop or Add E1 externshipsJune 5
Last Day of E1 externshipsJuly 14
Externship Session 2 [E2] BeginsJune 12
Last Day to Drop or Add E2 externshipsJune 14
Last Day of E2 externshipsJuly 21
July 4th Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)July 4
Last Day of Class for all Summer Standard [J2] and Summer [S1] ClassesJuly 21
Reading DaysJuly 22 - 23
Exams for all Summer Session [S1, S3] and Summer Standard [J2] ClassesJuly 24 - 28
Summer Graduation (no ceremony)August 1