Academic Calendar

As you review important dates throughout the semester, please review the correlating Refund Policy.

Fall 2021

Orientation for new JD students (day) August 16–18
Orientation for new JD students (evening) August 16–19
First day of regular classes (see Refund Policy) August 23
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (see Refund Policy) September 3
Labor Day (no classes) September 6
Graduation application deadline September 10
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (see Refund Policy) October 29
Spring registration November 1–5
Last day of regular class November 22
Review sessions/reading period November 23–28
Thanksgiving Holiday November 25–26
Final exams November 29–December 10
Commencement Saturday, December 11 @ 7 p.m.
No classes December 13–January 9
Winter recess (administrative offices closed) December 24–January 3
Instructor grading deadline* December 28 (@ 5 p.m. CT)

Spring 2022

Administrative offices open January 4
Orientation for new JD students January 4–6
First day of regular classes (see Refund Policy) January 10
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) January 17
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (see Refund Policy) January 21
Graduation application deadline January 28
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (see Refund Policy) March 18
Spring Break (no classes) March 21–25
Summer registration March 28–April 1
Fall registration March 28–April 1
Last day of regular classes April 18
Review sessions/reading period April 19–24
Final exams April 25–May 6
Commencement May 7
Instructor grading deadline* May 24 (@ 5 p.m. CT)

Summer 2022

Accelerated Trial Advocacy (see Refund Policy) May 16–25
Last day to add/drop Accelerated Trial Advocacy with tuition refund (see Refund Policy) May 18
First day of Externships (see Refund Policy) June 6
First day of regular classes (see Refund Policy) June 13
Instructor grading deadline (Accelerated Trial Ad only)* June 14 (@ 5 p.m. CT)
Last day to add/drop individual courses, including Externships, with tuition refund (see Refund Policy) June 17
Juneteenth Holiday (no classes) June 17
Independence Day Holiday (no classes) July 4
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (see Refund Policy) July 15
Last day of regular classes July 27
Final exams July 29-August 3
Instructor grading deadline* August 9 (@ 5 p.m. CT)

Fall 2022

Orientation for new JD students (day) August 15–17
Orientation for new JD students (evening) August 15–18
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (see Refund Policy) August 22
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (see Refund Policy) September 2
Labor Day (no classes) September 5
Graduation application deadline September 9
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (see Refund Policy) October 28
Spring registration October 31–November 4
Last day of regular class November 21
Review sessions/reading period November 22–27
Thanksgiving Holiday November 24–25
Final exams November 28–December 9
Commencement TBD
No classes December 12–January 8
Winter recess (administrative offices closed) December 24–January 3
Instructor grading deadline* December 27 (@ 5 p.m. CT)

Spring 2023

Administrative offices open January 3
Orientation for new JD students January 3–5
First day of regular classes (see Refund Policy) January 9
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) January 16
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (see Refund Policy) January 20
Graduation application deadline January 27
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (see Refund Policy) March 17
Spring Break (no classes) March 20–24
Summer registration March 27–31
Fall registration March 27–31
Last day of regular classes April 17
Review sessions/reading period April 18–23
Final exams April 24–May 5
Commencement May 6
Instructor grading deadline* May 23 (@ 5 p.m. CT)

Summer 2023

Accelerated Trial Advocacy (see Refund Policy) May 15–24
Last day to add/drop Accelerated Trial Advocacy with tuition refund (see Refund Policy) May 17
First day of Externships (see Refund Policy) June 5
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (see Refund Policy) June 12
Instructor grading deadline (Accelerated Trial Ad only)* June 13 (@ 5 p.m. CT)
Last day to add/drop individual courses, including Externships, with tuition refund (see Refund Policy) June 16
Juneteenth Holiday (no classes) June 19
Independence Day Holiday (no classes) July 4
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (see Refund Policy) July 14
Last day of regular classes July 26
Final exams July 28-August 2
Instructor grading deadline* August 8 (@ 5 p.m. CT)

Each fall and spring semester includes 13 weeks of instruction, a reading period, and 2 weeks of final examinations.

∗Although this is the instructor deadline, grades will not be visible to students for approximately two business days or more given necessary processing time and/or a holiday.

Past Academic Calendars