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Academic Calendar

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

Fall 2022 Heading link

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
Election Day Holiday (no classes) November 8
Last day of regular class November 22
Review sessions/reading period November 22–27
Thanksgiving Holiday November 24–25
Final exams November 28–December 9
Commencement December 10 (@ 9 a.m.)
No classes December 12–January 8
Winter recess (administrative offices closed) December 23–January 2
Instructor grading deadline* December 27 (@ 5 p.m. CT)

Spring 2023 Heading link

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 TBD
Instructor grading deadline* May 23 (@ 5 p.m. CT)

Summer 2023 Heading link

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 Heading link