Law School Academic Calendar Mandatory Orientation Dates for Incoming Fall Students Global JD, LLM, and Exchange Students (incl. class meetings) Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 13, 2021 Traditional JD Students (incl. class meetings) Monday, August 16 - Thursday, August 19, 2021 Academic Calendar Year 2021-2022 Fall Semester 2021 (Term code: 202211) Regular Class Period Begins Monday, August 23, 2021 Last day to drop a course without penalty1 Sunday, September 5, 2021 Labor Day Holiday (school closed) Monday, September 6, 2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day (school closed) Monday, October 11, 2021 Election Day (no classes) Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Thanksgiving Holiday (school closed) Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26, 2021 Class Period Ends2 / Last day to withdraw from a course Friday, December 3, 2021 Reading Period Saturday, December 4 - Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Exam Period Wednesday, December 8 - Friday, December 17, 2021 Spring Semester 2022 (Term code: 202131) Class Period Begins Monday, January 10, 2022 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes) Monday, January 17, 2022 Last day to drop a course without penalty Sunday, January 23, 2022 Spring Break Holiday (no classes) Saturday, March 12 - Sunday, March 20, 2022 Class Period Ends / Last day to withdraw from a course3 Friday, April 22, 2022 Reading Period4 Saturday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Exam Period Thursday, April 28 - Friday, May 6, 2022 Commencement TBD, Week of May 18, 2022 Summer Semester 2022 (Term code: 202141)5 Orientation and Class Period Begins for 11-Week Classes Monday, May 9, 2022 Last day to drop an 11-week course without penalty Sunday, May 22, 2022 Class Period Begins for 9-Week Classes Monday, May 23, 2022 Memorial Day Holiday (no classes) Monday, May 30, 2022 Last day to drop a 9-week course without penalty Sunday, June 5, 2022 Juneteenth Holiday (no classes) Monday, June 20, 2022 Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 4, 2022 Class Period Ends for All Summer Classes / Last day to withdraw from a course Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Reading Period Thursday, July 28 - Sunday, July 31, 2022 Exam Period for All Summer Classes Monday, August 1- Sunday, August 7, 2022 1Courses that began earlier than August 23 will have earlier drop dates. Refer to the course syllabus. 2 Final week follows normal schedule except that Wednesday, December 1 follows a Monday schedule. 3 Legislative days: Friday, April 22 follows a Monday class schedule. Friday classes will make up hours as needed. 4 Up to two days of the reading period may be used to reschedule due to weather or other cancelled days. 5 Legislative days: Some days may be assigned to meet on a Monday schedule.