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Academic Calendar

Dates May Be Subject to Change

Spring 2024
Event/Deadline Date(s)

Orientation for New LLM Students

January 11

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on April 22)

January15

First day of classes

January 16

Add/drop period

January 16– Monday, January 22 at 11:59 p.m.

Deadline for IP grades from Summer 2023.Missing grades convert to F after this date

January 22, 2024

Last day to add externship fieldwork credits, independent studies, law school competitions, moot court, mock trial and journal credits

January 29, 2024

Spring Break

March 10 – Sunday, March 17

Summer and Fall 2024 Schedule

Week of March 18

Last day to withdraw from a class with a W transcript notation

March 29,2024

Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations

April at 5:00 p.m.

Summer & Fall 2024 Priority Registration Begins

April 12

Monday classes meet (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

April 22

Tuesday Classes Optional Make Up Day for January 16 Snow Day

April 23

Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday)

April 23

Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests

April 23

Reading period

April 24 – Sunday, April 28

Examinations begin

April 29

Final due date for all assessments without an earlier deadline

May 10, 2024

Examinations end

May 11

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 18

Deadline for IP Grades from Fall 2023. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date.

June 3, 2024

Dates May Be Subject to Change

Summer 2024
Event/Deadline Date(s)

Memorial Day Holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on June 1)

May 27

First day of classes

May 28

Add/drop period

May 28 – Monday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Make-up for Memorial Day (Monday classes meet)

May 31 (or online scheduled by professor)

Juneteenth (University closed; classes rescheduled on June 21)

June 19

Make-up for Juneteenth (Wednesday classes meet)

June 21 (or online scheduled by professor)

Independence Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on July 12)

July 4

Make-up for Independence Day (Thursday classes meet)

Friday, July 12 (or online scheduled by professor).

Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations

Friday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Last day of classes

July 27

Deadline for submitting exam deferral requests

July 27

Reading period

July 28 –Tuesday, July 31

Examinations begin

July 31

Examinations end

August 5

Dates May Be Subject to Change

Fall 2024
Event/Deadline Date(s)

Fall 2024

New Student Orientation

August 19 – August 22

L.L.M. Student Orientation

August 21-August 22

First day of classes

August 23

Labor day (No classes; university offices closed)

September 2

Add/drop period

August 23 - September 3 at 11:59 PM

Deadline for IP grades for Spring 2024. Missing grades convert to F after this date

September 3

Last day to add externship fieldwork credits, independent studies, law school competitions, moot court, mock trial, and journal credits

September 9

Fall Break (Administrative offices open; no classes)

October 11 – October 14

Last day to withdraw from a class with a W transcript notation

November 1

Registration for Spring 2025 semester begins

TBD

Monday Make Up Day for Labor Day

November 25

Monday Make Up Day for Fall Break

November 26

Thanksgiving Break (No classes; university offices closed)

November 28 – November 29

Reading Period

November 27 – December 3

Examinations begin

December 4

Examinations end

December 14

Final due date for all assessments without an earlier deadline

December 14

Winter Break (University closed)

December 23 – January 1

Final Grades Due

January 6

Dates May Be Subject to Change

Spring 2025
Event/Deadline Date(s)

Spring 2025

New Student Orientation

TBD

First day of classes

January 13

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No classes; university offices closed)

January 20

Add/drop period

January 13 - January 22

Deadline for IP grades from Summer 2023. Missing grades convert to F after this date

January 22

Last day to add externship fieldwork credits, independent studies, law school competitions, moot court, mock trial, and journal credits

January 27

Spring Break

March 10 – March 16

Last day to withdraw from a class with a W transcript notation

March 28

Registration for Summer & Fall 2025 semester begins

TBD

Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations

April 21

Last day of classes

April 21

Deadline for submitting Exam Deferral requests

April 21

Reading Period

April 22 – April 27

Examinations begin

April 28

Examinations end

May 8

Final due date for all assessments without an earlier deadline

May 8

Graduating Student Grades Due

May 12

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 17

Non-graduating Student Grades Due

June 2

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