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 3
Payment due Sept 3
Labor Day holiday* Sept 6
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 1 - 12
JD Flex Program examination dates Dec 4 & 11
Midyear Recess Dec 13 - Jan 09

SPRING 2022 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins Nov 8
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 7 - 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 12 & 15
Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony TBA

SUMMER 2022 SESSION

Priority Registration begins Mar 28
Instruction begins Jun 6
Last day to register/add Jun 10
Juneteenth holiday (observed)* Jun 20
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jun 24
Payment due Jun 24
Independence Day holiday* Jul 4
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Jul 8
Independence Day make-up (Monday classes meet) 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) Jul 28 - Aug 1
1L HLP and 1st Step Programs end Aug 8

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