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Academic Calendar Years: 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16

 DATE  EVENT
August 15 – September 2, 2016  LL.M. Student Orientation
 August 24 – 30, 2016  J.D. Student Orientation
 August 31, 2016  1L Fall Term Classes Begin (classes follow a Monday schedule)
 September 5, 2016  Labor Day Holiday – No Classes; University admin offices will be closed.
 September 6, 2016  Upper-level Fall Term Classes Begin
 October 10, 2016  Columbus Day – Holiday for All Students; University admin offices will be closed.
 October 11, 2016  No Classes for All Students
 November 11, 2016 Veteran’s Day – All classes meet on regular schedule; University admin offices will be closed.
 November 23-25, 2016  Thanksgiving Break
November 30, 2016 1L Fall Term Classes End
December 5, 2016 Upper-level Fall Term Classes End
December 9-16, 2016 1L Fall Term Exam Period
December 12-20, 2016 Upper-level Fall Term Exam Period
December 21, 2016 -January 2, 2017 Winter Break
 January 3, 2017  Winter Term Classes Begin
January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King Day – No Classes; University admin offices will be closed.
January 18, 2017 Winter Term Classes End for upper-level students
January 20, 2017 Winter Term Classes End for 1Ls
January 20, 2017 Winter Term Exams; Final day for all Winter Term Academic Programming
January 23, 2017 All Spring Term Classes Begin
 February 20, 2017  Presidents Day – All Classes Meet; University admin offices will be closed.
 March 11-19, 2017  Spring Break
 April 21, 2017  Spring Term Classes End for All Students
 April 26 – May 5, 2017  Upper-level and 1L Elective Spring Term Exam Period
 May 8, 2017  International/Comparative Law Exam Period (1L and LLM)
 May 10-12, 2017  1L Required Courses Spring Term Exam Period
May 25, 2017 Commencement Day