2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Fall2017 [subject to change]
First-Year OrientationMonday - Friday, August 14 - 18
Classes Begin for All StudentsMonday, August 21
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes [after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]Friday, August 25
Labor Day Holiday [Offices Closed, No Classes]Monday, September 4
Lawyering Exam Review for First-Year Students [required]TBA
Fall BreakMonday - Tuesday, October 16 - 17
School Closure Make-Up Day, if neededSaturday, November 18
Thanksgiving Holiday [No Classes]Wednesday - Friday, November 22 - 24
Last Day of ClassFriday, December 1
Reading DayMonday, December 4
Final Exams (Tuesday through Saturday; Monday through Saturday)December 5 - 16
Winter Graduation and Commencement TBA

Spring2018
Orientation for Spring Admit StudentsMonday - Friday, January 8 - 12
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)Monday, January 15
Classes Begin for All StudentsTuesday, January 16
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes [after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]Friday, January 19
Lawyering Exam Review for Spring Admit Students [required]TBD
Spring BreakMonday - Friday, March 12 - 16
Last Day of ClassFriday, April 27
Reading DayMonday, April 30
Final Exams (Tuesday through Saturday; Monday through Saturday)May 1 - 12
Spring Graduation and CommencementTBA

Maymester/Summer/Summer Standard/Mini-Sessions/Externships2018
Summer Standard Session [J2] Begins for Spring Admit StudentsMonday, May 14
Maymester Classes BeginMonday, May 14
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes for Maymester [after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]Monday, May 14
Last Day of Class for MaymesterFriday, May 25
Reading Day & Memorial Day Holiday (Offices Closed)Monday, May 28
Maymester Exams; Classes continue for Summer Standard StudentsTuesday, May 29
Summer Classes BeginWednesday, May 30
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes for Summer [after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]TBD
Externships and other Summer Mini-SessionsTBD
July 4th Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)Wednesday, July 4
Last Day of Class for all Summer Standard [J2] and Summer Session [S1] ClassesThursday, July 19
Reading DayFriday, July 20
Exams for all Summer Sessions and Summer Standard ClassesMonday – Friday, July 23 – 27
Summer Graduation (no ceremony)Wednesday, August 1