Academic calendar

2016-2017 Academic Year
Fall 2016
Orientation New LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD Students: Monday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 10
New JD Students: Thursday, August 11; Friday, August 12; and Monday, August 15
Drop/Add Thursday, August 11 through Monday, August 22
Classes Start Tuesday, August 16 (Monday class schedule to replace Tuesday class schedule due to the Labor Day holiday)
Labor Day Monday, September 5 (Classes do not meet)
Fall Break Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14
Classes Resume Monday, October 17
Classes End Tuesday, November 22
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25 (Classes do not meet)
Reading Days Monday, November 28 through Wednesday, November 30
Exams Start Thursday, December 1
Exams End Friday, December 16
Spring 2017
Drop/Add Monday, January 9 through Thursday, January 19
Classes Start Wednesday, January 11 (Monday class schedule to replace Wednesday class schedule due to the MLK Day holiday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16 (Classes do not meet)
Spring Recess Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17
Classes Resume Monday, March 20
Classes End Wednesday, April 19
Reading Days Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21
Exams Start Monday, April 24
Exams End Friday, May 5
Law School Commencement Saturday, May 6
2017-2018 Academic Year
Fall 2017
Orientation New LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD and Exchange Students: TBA
New JD Students: Thursday, August 10; Friday, August 11; Monday, August 14
Drop/Add Thursday, August 10 through Monday, August 21
Classes Start Tuesday, August 15 (Monday class schedule to replace Tuesday class schedule due to the Labor Day holiday)
Labor Day Monday, September 4 (classes do not meet)
Fall Break Monday, October 9 through Friday, October 13
Classes Resume Monday, October 16
Classes End Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 (classes do not meet)
Reading Days Monday, November 27 - Wednesday, November 29
Exams Start Thursday, November 30
Exams End Friday, December 15
Spring 2018
Orientation New LLM, MCL, SJD, and PhD Students: Monday, January 8 through Tuesday January 9
Drop/Add Monday, January 8 through Wednesday, January 17
Classes Start Wednesday, January 10 (Monday class schedule to replace Wednesday schedule due to MLK holiday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day** Monday, January 15 (classes do not meet)
Spring Recess Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16
Classes Resume Monday, March 19
Classes End Wednesday, April 18
Reading Days Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20
Exams Start Monday, April 23
Exams End Friday, May 4
Law School Commencement Saturday, May 5

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