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Academic Calendar Years: 2017-182016-17

Date Event
Dates TBD LL.M. Student Orientation
August 27-28, 2018 J.D. – 1L Move-In and Student Registration
August 29 – 31, 2018 J.D. Student Orientation Activities
September 3, 2018 Labor Day – University admin offices will be closed
September 4, 2018 All Fall Term Classes Begin (Both 1L and Upper-level)
October 8, 2018 Columbus Day (Federal)/Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) – No classes; University admin offices will be closed
October 9, 2018 No Classes  for All Students
November 12, 2018 Veteran’s Day (observed) – All classes meet on regular schedule; University admin offices will be closed
November 21-23, 2018 Thanksgiving Break
December 3, 2018 Fall Term Classes End
December 10-19, 2018 Upper-level Fall Term Exam Period
December 11-19, 2018 1L Fall Term Exam Period
December 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Winter Break
January 7, 2019 Winter Term Classes/1L Problem Solving Workshop Begins
January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Day – No classes; University admin offices will be closed
January 23, 2019 Winter Term Classes End for Upper-level students
January 25, 2019 Winter Term Classes End for 1Ls
January 25, 2019 Winter Term Exams; Final day for all Winter Term Academic Programming
January 28, 2019 All Spring Term Classes Begin
February 18, 2019 Presidents Day – All classes meet on regular schedule; University admin offices will be closed
March 16-24, 2019 Spring Break
April 26, 2019 Spring Term Classes End for All Students
May 1-10, 2019 Upper-level and 1L Elective Spring Term Exam Period
May 13, 2019 International/Comparative Law Exam Period (1L and LLM)
May 15-17, 2019 1L Required Courses Spring Term Exam Period
May 27, 2019 Memorial Day – University admin offices will be closed
May 30, 2019 Commencement Day