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School of Law Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2018-2019 2019-2020
Fall semester
Orientation Aug. 13-17 Aug. 12-16
Fall classes begin Aug. 20 Aug. 19
Last day to drop without a "W" Sept. 2 Sept. 1
Labor Day-No Classes Sept. 3 Sept. 2
Last day to receive partial refund of tuition Sept. 23 Sept. 22
Fall break Oct. 22-23 Oct. 21-22
Make a Difference Day Oct. 27 Oct. 26
Law classes in session Wednesday before Thanksgiving Nov. 21 Nov. 27
Thanksgiving break Nov. 22-23 Nov. 28-29
Legislative Day (Monday schedule) Nov. 28 Nov. 27
Fall classes end Nov. 30 Nov. 27
Fall reading period Dec. 1-3 Nov. 30 - Dec. 2
Fall exams Dec. 4-17 Dec. 3-16
Mid-year graduation celebration Dec. 14 Dec. 13
Last day for graduating students' exams Dec. 15 Dec. 14
Law school December graduates Reception Dec. 19 Dec. 18
Fall degree conferral Dec. 22 Dec. 21
Spring Semester  
Spring classes begin Jan. 10, 2019 (Monday schedule) Jan. 9, 2020 (Monday schedule)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No Classes Jan. 21, 2019 Jan. 20, 2020
Last day to drop without a "W" Jan. 27, 2019 Jan. 26, 2020
Last day to receive partial refund of tuition Feb. 17, 2019 Feb. 16, 2020
Ash Wednesday-Classes in Session March 6, 2019 Feb. 26, 2020
Spring Break March 11-15, 2019 March 9-13, 2020
Good Friday-No Classes April 19, 2019 April 10, 2020
Spring classes end  April 26, 2019 (Friday Schedule) April 24, 2020
Spring reading period April 27-29, 2019 April 25-27, 2020
Spring exams April 30 - May 13, 2019 April 28-May 11,  2020
Last day for graduating students' exams May 11, 2019 May 9, 2020
Hooding ceremony May 16, 2019 May 14, 2020
Commencement and Spring Conferral May 18, 2019 May 14, 2020
Summer Semester
Summer session in Madrid begins May 20, 2019 May 18, 2020
Summer session Begins May 20, 2019 May 18, 2020
Memorial Day-No Classes May 27, 2019 May 25, 2020
Independence Day-No Classes July 4 July 4
Summer session ends  July 9, 2019 (Thurs schedule) July 6, 2020 
Summer session exams  July 15-16, 18, 2019 July 13-14, 16, 2020
Summer degree conferral Aug. 14, 2019 Aug. 12, 2020