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Academic Calendar

2016–17 Academic Year

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Fall Semester 2016

Intensive Trial Advocacy Saturday, August 13 – Saturday, August 20, 2016
Orientation begins Monday, August 15
Saturday Trial Advocacy sections begin Saturday, August 20
First day of classes Monday, August 22
Labor Day (no classes) Monday, September 5
Administrative Cancellation (Rosh Hashanah; no classes) Monday, October 3
Administrative Cancellation (Yom Kippur; no classes) Tuesday, October 11, 4:00 p.m. and after; and Wednesday, October 12
Thanksgiving vacation (no classes) Thursday, November 24 – Sunday, November 27
Monday classes meet (Labor Day make-up) Monday, November 28
Monday classes meet (Rosh Hashanah make-up) Tuesday, November 29
Wednesday classes meet (Yom Kippur make-up) Wednesday, November 30
Thursday classes meet (Thanksgiving make-up) Thursday, December 1
Last day of classes: Friday classes meet and Tuesday classes starting 4:00 p.m. and after meet (Thanksgiving and Yom Kippur evening make-up) Friday, December 2
Read period Saturday, December 3 – Tuesday, December 6
Final exams Wednesday, December 7 – Friday, December 16


Intensive Trial Advocacy Saturday, January 7 – Saturday, January 14, 2017


Spring Semester 2017

Saturday Trial Advocacy sections begin Saturday, January 14, 2017
Dr. King's Birthday (no classes) Monday, January 16
First day of classes Tuesday, January 17
Spring Break Saturday, March 11, 12:00 noon – Sunday, March 19
*Last day of classes: Monday classes meet (King Birthday make-up) Friday, April 28
Read period Saturday, April 29 – Tuesday, May 2
Final exams Wednesday, May 3 – Friday, May 12
Commencement Sunday, May 14

*Friday classes will not meet on Friday, April 28. Friday classes will meet only 13 times in the Spring 2017 semester. Instructors who teach Friday classes should arrange for a make-up class in one of the slots available for make-ups (see below).

Summer Session 2017

First day of classes Monday, May 22, 2017
Memorial Day (no classes) Monday, May 29
Monday classes meet (Memorial Day make-up) Friday, June 2
Independence Day (no classes) Tuesday, July 4
Tuesday classes meet (Independence Day make-up) Friday, July 7
Last day of classes Thursday, July 13
Read period Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16
Final exams Monday, July 17 – Wednesday, July 19

Make-up classes: Day Division make-up classes during Fall and Spring semesters may be scheduled Tuesdays, 11:45–1:45, or Wednesdays, 3:00–3:55; Evening Division and Summer Session make-up classes may be scheduled Friday evenings.