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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar Year 2015-2016

Fall Semester 2015 (Term code: 201511)

Orientation Program for New Students

Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21, 2015

Class Period Begins

Monday, August 24, 2015

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 7, 2015

Law School Closed – Papal Visit

Friday, September 25 – Monday, September 28, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27, 2015

Class Period Ends1

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Reading Period

Friday, December 4 - Sunday, December 6, 2015

Exam Period

Monday, December 7 – Thursday, December 17, 2015

Spring Semester 2016 (Term code: 201531)

Interviewing, Negotiation, & Counseling Week (for students who are fulfilling this course requirement)

Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 8, 2016

Class Period Begins

Monday, January 11, 2016

Martin Luther King Holiday

Monday, January 18, 2016

Spring Break Holiday

Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 27, 2016

Class Period Ends2

Friday, April 22, 2016

Reading Period

Saturday, April 23 - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Exam Period

Wednesday, April 27 - Friday, May 6, 2016

Commencement

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

11 Week Accelerated JD Summer Semester 2016 (Term code: 201541)

Orientation and Class Period Begins

Monday, May 9, 2016

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 30, 2016

Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 4, 2016

Class Period Ends3

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reading Period

Wednesday, July 27 – Friday, July 29, 2016

Exam Period Begins

Saturday, July 30 – Friday, August 5, 2016

8 Week Summer Semester 2016 (Term code: 201541)

Class Period Begins

Monday, May 23, 2016

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 30, 2016

Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 4 , 2016

Class Period Ends4

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Reading Period

Wednesday, July 20 – Friday, July 22, 2016

Exam Period

Saturday, July 23 – Friday, July 29, 2016

1 Legislative days: Tuesday, December 1 follows a Thursday schedule and Wednesday, December 2 follows a legislative Monday schedule with certain exceptions. Thursday, December 3 follows a "double" Friday schedule with certain exceptions.

2 Legislative day: Friday, April 22 follows a Monday schedule. Friday classes will hold a makeup class during the term.

3 Legislative days: Tuesday, July 26 will follow a Monday schedule (for 11-week classes).

4 Legislative days: Tuesday, July 19 will follow a Monday schedule (for 8-week classes).

Academic Calendar Year 2016-2017

Fall Semester 2016 (Term code: 201611)

Orientation Program for New Students

Monday, August 15 – Friday, August 19, 2016

Class Period Begins

Monday, August 22, 2016

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 5, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24 – Friday, November 25, 2016

Class Period Ends1

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Reading Period

Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 4, 2016

Exam Period

Monday, December 5 – Thursday, December 15, 2016

Spring Semester 2017 (Term code: 201631)
J-Term

Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 6, 2017

Class Period Begins

Monday, January 9, 2017

Martin Luther King Holiday

Monday, January 16, 2017

Spring Break Holiday

Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 26, 2017

Class Period Ends2

Friday, April 21, 2017

Reading Period

Saturday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Exam Period

Wednesday, April 26 - Friday, May 5, 2017

Commencement

Wednesday, May 15, 2017

11 Week Accelerated JD Summer Semester 2017 (Term code: 201641)

Orientation and Class Period Begins

Monday, May 8, 2017

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 29, 2017

Independence Day Holiday

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Class Period Ends

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Reading Period

Wednesday, July 26 – Friday, July 28, 2017

Exam Period Begins

Saturday, July 29 – Friday, August 4, 2017

8 Week Summer Semester 2017 (Term code: 201641)

Class Period Begins

Monday, May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 29, 2017

Independence Day Holiday

Tuesday, July 4 , 2017

Class Period Ends

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Reading Period

Wednesday, July 19 – Friday, July 21, 2017

Exam Period

Saturday, July 22 – Friday, July 28, 2017

1 Legislative days: Tuesday, November 29 follows a Thursday schedule and Wednesday, November 30 follows a Friday schedule.

2 Legislative day: Friday, April 21 will follow a Monday schedule. Friday classes will hold one make-up session during the term.