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Harvard University and Harvard Law School will shift to remote teaching and learning beginning Monday, March 23. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the HLS coronavirus information page.

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Academic Calendar Years: 2019-2020, 2020-2021

Date Event
August 17-31, 2018 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