Academic calendar

2020-2021 Academic Year
Fall, 2020
Orientation New LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD Students: Mandatory orientation sessions Monday, August 10-Wednesday, August 12; Optional activities Thursday, August 13, and Friday, August 14

New JD Students: Mandatory orientation sessions Tuesday, August 11 through Thursday, August 13
Drop/Add July 27-28: 3L and grad students Drop/Add
July 29-30: 2L Drop/Add
August 13-24: All students Drop/Add
Classes Start Monday, August 17
Classes on Labor Day Monday, September 7
(Classes will meet)
Former Fall Break Classes will meet Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 16
(previously scheduled Fall Break)
Classes End Friday, November 13
In-Person Exams Start Monday, November 16
In-Person Exams End Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27
Online Exams Start Monday, November 30
Online Exams End Friday, December 11
Spring 2021
Online 4 week courses begin Monday, January 4
Drop/Add for 4 week courses TO BE ANNOUNCED
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18
(Classes will not meet)
Online 4 week courses end Friday, January 29
Exam period for 4 week course Monday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 3
11-Week courses begin for classroom and online classes Monday, February 8
Drop/Add for 11 week-courses TO BE ANNOUNCED
Former Spring Break Classes will meet Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 19
(previously scheduled Spring Break)
11 week courses end Friday, April 23
Exam period for 11 week courses Monday, April 26 through Friday, May 7
Law School Recognition Ceremony Saturday, May 8