Academic Calendars

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar
 *Schedule subject to change*
DateEvent
January 11-12Monday - Tuesday Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students who have not yet registered.
January 13-15Wednesday - Friday Registration for the spring semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered.
January 19
TuesdayClasses begin except in the School of Law
January 22Friday Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
January 25Monday Classes begin in the School of Law
February 3Wednesday Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 p.m. Last day for a law student to add a class.
February 19Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 15-20Monday - Saturday Spring break.
March 26Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 29Monday Last day to apply for graduation and last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 5 - 9 Monday - Friday Early Registration. Students have until 4:30 PM Central on Friday, April 9 to submit their requests. *This is not a first come, first served basis*
April 19-30Monday - Friday Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
April 30Friday Last class day in the School of Law. Last day a law student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis.**
May 3Monday Last day a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
May 3-4Monday - Tuesday Reading days
May 5-8, 10-14Wednesday - Saturday, Monday - Friday Final exams
May 22Saturday Graduation
**Students may select one course to take on a pass/fail basis at some point during their second or third years (assuming the instructor of a given course has permitted that option). The deadline for making that election in the Spring 2021 semester is extended to 5 pm the day before the final exam, or to 5:00 pm on Friday, April 30 for regular (non-short) courses that have a floating exam or no exam. To make or change a pass/fail election, please complete the Change Grading Status Form by the appropriate deadline.
*Check posted schedule for registration and add/ drop access periods.

Summer 2021 Academic Calendar

Summer 2021 Academic Calendar
DateEvent
May 4Tuesday Tuition bills for the summer session distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
May 25-27Tuesday- Thursday Registration for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session for those who have not yet registered. Add/drop for the summer session for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
June 1-2Tuesday - Wednesday Registration for the summer sessions; students who register on these dates can register for any summer session: first term, whole session, nine-week, and second term. To complete registration, law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4.
June 3Thursday Classes begin for first-term, nine-week and whole-session classes and clinics.
June 4Friday Last day of the official add/drop period for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the student’s dean.
Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. for law students.
June 8Tuesday Fourth class day for first-term, nine-week and whole-session classes; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day to drop a first-term, nine-week or whole-session class for a possible refund. Last day to add first-term, nine-week or whole-session class. Last day to drop a class without the approval of dean. Add bills due by 5 pm.
June 9 - July 21Daily Registration for the Fall 2021 semester begins for new summer session students who have paid their tuition for summer, and for continuing and readmitted students, and for new graduate students who have not yet registered for Fall.
June 23Tuesday Last day to change a first-term, nine-week or whole-session class to or from pass/fail basis.
June 29Tuesday Last class day for first-term two-hour law classes.
Last day to drop a first-term two-hour law class, with required approvals.
June 30Wednesday Reading day for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 1Thursday Final examinations for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 7Wednesday Last class day for first-term three-hour law classes.
Last day to drop a first-term three-hour law class, with required approvals.
July 8Thursday Reading day for first-term three-hour law class.
July 9-10Friday - Saturday Final examinations for first-term classes, including first-term three-hour law classes. Nine-week and whole-session classes do not meet.
July 16Friday Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
July 27Tuesday Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student's record.
July 29-30Thursday - Friday Final examinations for nine-week law classes.
August 6
Friday Last class day for second-term two-hour law classes.
Last day to drop a second-term two-hour law class, with required approvals.
August 7Saturday Reading day for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 9-10Monday - Tuesday Final examinations for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 13
Friday(*Tuition deadline changed to August 17.) The payment deadline for law students is the fourth class day of the fall semester.
Last class day for second-term and whole-session classes, including three- and four-hour law classes.
August 14Saturday Reading day in the School of Law.
August 16Monday Final examinations for second-term and whole-session law classes.
Official graduation date (no public exercises).
*Check posted schedule for registration and add/ drop access periods.

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar
DateEvent
July 27Tuesday
Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
August 20Friday
Registration for the fall semester for new undergraduate students and all graduate students who have not yet registered. Law students must pay tuition by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug 30.
August 23Monday
Registration for the fall semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered.
August 24Tuesday
Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students.
August 25Wednesday
Classes begin.
August 30Monday
Fourth class day; Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student's dean. Last day law students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the dean. Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 p.m.
September 6Monday
Labor Day holiday.
September 10Friday
Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. Last day a law student may add a class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
September 24Friday
Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 11-15Monday - Friday
Early Registration for Spring 2021, through the Law School website only.
October 20Wednesday
Last day to submit application to graduate in December. Deadline to register in absentia.
October
22
Friday
Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 28Thursday
Last day a law student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis.
October 25 - November 5Daily
Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
November 9
Tuesday
Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
November 24 - 27Wednesday-Saturday
Thanksgiving holidays.
December 6Monday
Last class day. Last day a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
December 7Tuesday
Reading day in the School of Law.
December 8-11, 13-17Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Friday
Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 18Saturday
Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)
*Check posted schedule for registration and add/ drop access periods.

 

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