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Academic Calendar Years: 2018-19, 2016-17

Date Event
August 24, 2017 J.D. Registration and HU ID card pick-up
August 25-29, 2017 J.D. Student Orientation
August 14-September 1, 2017 LL.M. Student Orientation
August 30, 2017 1L Fall Term Classes Begin (classes follow a Monday schedule)
September 4, 2017 Labor Day Holiday – No Classes; University admin offices will be closed.
September 5, 2017 Upper-level Fall Term Classes Begin
October 9, 2017 Columbus Day (Federal) / Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) – Holiday for All Students; University admin offices will be closed.
October 10, 2017 No Classes for All Students
October 27, 2017 Bicentennial Programs for All Students (No Friday Scheduled Classes)
November 10, 2017 Veteran’s Day Observed – All classes meet on regular schedule; University admin offices will be closed.
November 22-24, 2017 Thanksgiving Break
November 30, 2017 1L Fall Term Classes End (classes follow a Friday schedule)
December 5, 2017 Upper-level Fall Term Classes End (classes follow a Friday schedule)
December 8-15, 2017 1L Fall Term Exam Period
December 11-19, 2017 Upper-level Fall Term Exam Period
December 20, 2017 –
January 1, 2018
Winter Break
January 2, 2018 Upper-level Winter Term Classes Begin
January 3, 2018 First Day of the 1L Problem Solving Workshop
January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Day – No Classes; University admin offices will be closed.
January 17, 2018 Winter Term Classes End for upper-level students
January 19, 2018 Winter Term Classes End for 1Ls
January 19, 2018 Winter Term Exams; Final day for all Winter Term Academic Programming
January 22, 2018 All Spring Term Classes Begin
February 19, 2018 Presidents Day – All Classes Meet; University admin offices will be closed.
March 10-18, 2018 Spring Break
April 20, 2018 Spring Term Classes End for All Students
April 25 – May 4, 2018 Upper-level and 1L Elective Spring Term Exam Period
May 7, 2018 International/Comparative Law Exam Period (1L and LLM)
May 9-11, 2018 1L Required Courses Spring Term Exam Period
May 24, 2018 Commencement Day