Academics: Academic Calendar

*Students enrolled in JD/MBA program, graduate law Taxation, or Estate Planning degree and certificate programs should see the university's academic calendar for applicable dates and deadlines.


2021 - 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

FALL 2021 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins July 14
JD First-year orientation (non-Flex Program) Aug 11 - 13
JD Flex Program orientation Aug 20
Instruction begins Aug 16
Last day to register/add Aug 20
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Sept 03
Payment due Sept 03
Labor Day holiday* Sept 06
Mid-term examination days (except JD Flex Program) Oct 2, 3, 9, 10
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Oct 26
Veterans Day holiday* Nov 11
Labor Day make-up day (Monday classes meet) Nov 22
Veterans Day make-up day (Thursday classes meet) Nov 23
Instruction ends Nov 23
Study period Nov 24 - 30
Thanksgiving holiday* Nov 25 - 26
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) Dec 01 - 12
JD Flex Program examination dates Dec 04 & 11
Midyear Recess Dec 13 - Jan 09

SPRING 2022 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins Nov 15
Instruction begins Jan 10
Last day to register/add Jan 14
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday* Jan 17
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jan 28
Payment due Jan 28
President's Day holiday* Feb 21
President's Day make-up (Monday classes meet) Feb 22
Mid-term examination days (except JD Flex Program) Feb 26, 27, Mar 5, 6
Spring recess Mar 07 - 11
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Mar 27
Martin Luther King, Jr. make-up day (Monday classes meet) Apr 25
Make-up day for Tue, Feb 22 (Tuesday classes meet) Apr 26
Instruction ends Apr 26
Study period Apr 27 - 29
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) Apr 30 - May 11
JD Flex Program examination dates May 14 & 18
Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony May 19 (Thursday)

SUMMER 2022 SESSION

Priority Registration begins Mar 28
Paris Study Abroad Program begins May 16
1st STEP and Honors Lawyering Program instruction begins May 23
Memorial Day holiday*
May 30
Instruction begins (standard session and JD Flex Program) Jun 06
Last day to register/add (standard session) Jun 10
Paris Study Abroad Program ends Jun 10
Juneteenth holiday (observed)* Jun 20
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade (standard session) Jun 24
Payment due (all programs except Paris Study Abroad Program) Jun 24
Independence Day holiday* Jul 04
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) (standard session) Jul 08
1st STEP instruction ends Jul 15
Honors Lawyering Program instruction ends Jul 18
Independence Day make-up (Monday classes meet) Jul 22
1st STEP examination date Jul 22
Juneteenth Holiday make-up (Monday classes meet) Jul 25
Instruction ends (standard session) Jul 25
Study period (standard session) Jul 26 - 27
Examination period (standard session and Honors Lawyering Program) Jul 28 - Aug 01
JD Flex Program instruction ends Jul 30
JD Flex Program examination period Aug 2

*The School of Law will be closed on these dates.

2022 - 2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

FALL 2022 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins July 11
JD First-year orientation (non-Flex Program) Aug 09 - 11
JD Flex Program orientation Aug 19
Instruction begins Aug 15
Last day to register/add Aug 19
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Sept 02
Payment due Sept 02
Labor Day holiday* Sept 05
Mid-term examination days (except JD Flex Program) Oct 01, 02, 08, 09
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Oct 25
Veterans Day holiday* Nov 11
Labor Day make-up day (Monday classes meet) Nov 21
Veterans Day make-up day (Friday classes meet) Nov 22
Instruction ends Nov 22
Study period Nov 23 - 29
Thanksgiving holiday* Nov 24 - 25
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) Nov 30 - Dec 11
JD Flex Program examination dates Dec 3 & 10
Midyear Recess Dec 12 - Jan 08

SPRING 2023 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins Nov 07
Instruction begins Jan 09
Last day to register/add Jan 13
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday* Jan 16
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jan 27
Payment due Jan 27
President's Day holiday* Feb 20
President's Day make-up (Monday classes meet) Feb 21
Mid-term examination days (except JD Flex Program) Feb 25, 26, Mar 04, 05
Spring recess Mar 06 - 10
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Mar 25
Martin Luther King, Jr. make-up day (Monday classes meet) Apr 24
Make-up day for Tue, Feb 21 (Tuesday classes meet) Apr 25
Instruction ends Apr 25
Study period Apr 26 - 28
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) Apr 29 - May 10
JD Flex Program examination dates May 13 & 14
Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony TBA

SUMMER 2023 SESSION

Priority Registration begins Mar 27
Paris Study Abroad Program begins TBA
1st STEP and Honors Lawyering Program instruction begins May 22
Memorial Day holiday*
May 29
Instruction begins (standard session and JD Flex Program) May 30
Last day to register/add (standard session) Jun 05
Paris Study Abroad Program ends TBA
Juneteenth holiday* Jun 19
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade (standard session) Jun 19
Payment due (all programs except Paris Study Abroad Program) Jun 20
Independence Day holiday* Jul 04
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) (standard session) Jul 08
1st STEP instruction ends TBA
Honors Lawyering Program instruction ends TBA
Independence Day make-up (Tuesday classes meet) Jul 18
1st STEP examination date TBA
Juneteenth Holiday make-up (Monday classes meet) Jul 19
Instruction ends (standard session) Jul 19
Study period (standard session) Jul 20 - 21
Examination period (standard session and Honors Lawyering Program) Jul 22 - 26
JD Flex Program instruction ends TBA
JD Flex Program examination period TBA

*The School of Law will be closed on these dates.