Academics: Academic Calendar


2020 - 2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

FALL 2020 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins July 06
First-year orientation Aug 11 - 13
Instruction begins Aug 17
Last day to register/add Aug 21
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Sept 4
Payment due Sept 4
Labor Day holiday* Sept 7
Labor Day make-up day (Monday classes meet) Sept 8
Mid-term examination days Oct 3, 4 & Oct 10, 11
First-year mid-term examination days Oct 3, 4
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Oct 30
Veterans Day Nov 11
Veterans Day make-up day (Wednesday classes meet) Nov 23
Make-up day for Tuesday, Sept 8 (Tuesday classes meet) Nov 24
Instruction ends Nov 24
Study period Nov 25 - Dec 1
Thanksgiving holiday* Nov 26 - 27
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) Dec 2 - 13
Midyear Recess Dec 14 - Jan 10

SPRING 2021 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins Nov 9
Instruction begins Jan 11
Last day to register/add Jan 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday* Jan 18
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jan 29
Payment due Jan 29
President's Day holiday* Feb 15
President's Day make-up (Monday classes meet) Feb 16
Mid-term examination days Feb 27, 28, Mar 6, 7
Spring recess Mar 8 - 12
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Mar 27
Martin Luther King, Jr. make-up day (Monday classes meet) Apr 26
Make-up day for Tue, Feb 16 (Tuesday classes meet) Apr 27
Instruction ends Apr 27
Study period Apr 28 - 30
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) May 1 - 12
Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony TBA

SUMMER 2021 SESSION

Priority Registration begins Mar 29
Instruction begins Jun 7
Last day to register/add Jun 11
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jun 25
Payment due Jun 25
Independence Day holiday (observed)* Jul 5
60% point of term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Jul 11
Independence Day make-up (Monday classes meet) Jul 23
Instruction ends (standard session) Jul 23
Study period (standard session) Jul 24 - 27
Examination period (standard session) Jul 28 - 31
1L HLP and 1st Step Programs end Aug 7

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


2019 - 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

FALL 2019 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins Jun 24
First-year orientation Aug 6 - 8
Instruction begins Aug 12
Last day to register/add Aug 16
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Aug 30
Payment due Aug 30
Labor Day holiday* Sept 2
Labor Day make-up day (Monday classes meet) Sept 3
Mid-term examination days Sept 28, 29, Oct 5, 6
First-year mid-term examination days Sept 28, 29
60% Point of Term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Oct 25
Veterans Day observed* Nov 11
Veterans Day make-up day (Monday classes meet) Nov 18
Make-up day for Tuesday, Sept 3 (Tuesday classes meet) Nov 19
Instruction ends Nov 19
Study period Nov 20 - Dec 1
Thanksgiving holiday* Nov 28 - 29
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) Dec 2 - 13
Midyear Recess Dec 14 - Jan 5

SPRING 2020 SEMESTER

Priority Registration begins Nov 4
Instruction begins Jan 6
Last day to register/add Jan 10
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jan 24
Payment due Jan 24
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday* Jan 20
President's Day holiday* Feb 17
President's Day make-up (Monday classes meet) Feb 18
Mid-term examination days Feb 22, 23, 29, Mar 1
Spring recess Mar 2 - 6
60% Point of Term (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Mar 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. make-up day (Monday classes meet) Apr 20
Make-up day for Tue, Feb 18 (Tuesday classes meet) Apr 21
Instruction ends Apr 21
Study period Apr 22 - 24
Examination period (includes Saturdays & Sundays) Apr 25 - May 6
Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony May 08

SUMMER 2020 SESSION

Priority Registration begins Mar 16
Instruction begins for 1L HLP and 1st Step Session May 18
Memorial Day holiday* May 25
Instruction begins (standard session) May 26
Memorial Day make-up (Monday classes meet) May 29
Last day to register/add (standard session) Jun 1
1L HLP and 1st Step Session last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade Jun 5
Last day to drop course without tuition charge or "W" grade (standard session) Jun 15
Payment due Jun 15
60% Point of 1L HLP & 1st Step Session (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Jun 24
60% Point of Standard Session (applicable to Federal Student Aid) Jun 27
Independence Day holiday (observed)* Jul 3
Instruction ends (standard session) Jul 10
Study period Jul 11 - 14
Examination period Jul 15 - 18

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