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2023-2024

DateEvent
Mid-August, 2023Mandatory J.D. 1L and LL.M Student Orientations – exact dates TBD
September 4, 2023Labor Day – No Classes; University administrative offices will be closed
September 5, 2023Fall Term Upper-level Classes Begin
September 28, 29 and October 1, 2023Mandatory J.D. 2L Orientation (students will select one of three dates)
October 9, 2023Columbus Day (Federal)/Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) – No Classes; University administrative offices will be closed
October 10, 2023ALL Upper-level classes are in session following a MONDAY schedule; 1L classes will NOT meet
November 10, 2023Veteran’s Day Observed – All classes meet on regular schedule; University
Administrative offices will be closed
November 22 – 24, 2023Thanksgiving Recess
November 29, 2023Fall Term Classes End for 1Ls
November 30 – December 7, 20231L Reading Period
December 1, 2023Fall Term Classes End for Upper-Level Students
December 2 – 5, 2023Upper-level Reading Day
December 6 – 15, 2023Upper-level Fall Term Exam Period
December 8 – 15, 20231L Fall Term Exam Period
December 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024Winter Break
January 2, 2024Winter Term Classes Begin
January 15, 2024Martin Luther King Day – Holiday for All Students
January 17, 2024Final day for all 1L JET Winter Term Academic Programming
January 17, 2024Winter Term Classes End for Upper-level Students
January 18, 2024Upper-level Reading Day
January 19, 2024Upper-level Winter Term Exams; Winter Term Clinical Work Ends; Final day for
all Upper-level Winter Term Academic Programming
January 22, 2024All Spring Term Classes Begin
February 19, 2024Presidents Day – All classes meet on regular schedule;
University Administrative offices will be closed
March 9 – 17, 2024Spring Break
April 19, 2024Spring Term Classes End for All Students
April 24 – May 3, 2024Upper-level and 1L Elective Spring Term Exam Period
May 6 – 10, 20241L Required Courses Spring Term Exam Period
May 23, 2024Harvard University Commencement