Past academic calendars

2015-2016 Academic Year
Fall 2015
Orientation New LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD and Exchange Students: Monday, August 10 through Wednesday, August 12 
New JD Students: Thursday, August 13, Friday August 14, Monday, August 17
Drop/Add Thursday, August 13 through Monday, August 24
Classes Start Tuesday, August 18 (Monday class schedule to replace Tuesday class schedule due to the Labor Day holiday)
Labor Day Monday, September 7 (classes do not meet)
Fall Break Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9
Classes Resume Monday, October 12
Classes End Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 (classes do not meet)
Reading Days Monday, November 30 - Wednesday, December 2
Exams Start Thursday, December 3
Exams End Friday, December 18
Spring 2016
Drop/Add Monday, January 11 through Wednesday, January 20
Classes Start Wednesday, January 13 (Monday class schedule to replace Wednesday schedule due to MLK holiday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day** Monday, January 18 (classes do not meet)
Spring Recess Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18
Classes Resume Monday, March 21
Classes End Wednesday, April 20
Reading Days Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22
Exams Start Monday, April 25
Exams End Friday, May 6
Law School Commencement Saturday, May 7