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Academic Calendar Years: 2019-2020, 2018-2019

Date Event
TBD J.D. Student Orientation and Move-in
August 17, 2020 – September 4, 2020 LL.M. Student Orientation
September 2, 2020 1L Fall Term Classes Begin (classes follow a Monday schedule)
September 7, 2020 Labor Day – No Classes; University administrative offices will be closed
September 8, 2020 Upper-level Fall Term Classes Begin
October 12, 2020 Columbus Day (Federal)/Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) – No Classes; University administrative offices will be closed
October 13, 2020 ALL Upper-level classes are in session following a MONDAY schedule; 1L classes will NOT meet – No classes for 1L students
November 11, 2020 Veteran’s Day – All classes meet on regular schedule; University administrative offices will be closed
November 25-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Break
December 2, 2020 1L Fall Term Classes End
December 4, 2020 Upper-level Fall Term Classes End
December 9-18, 2020 Upper-level Fall Term Exam Period
December 11-18, 2020 1L Fall Term Exam Period
December 19, 2020 – January 4, 2021 Winter Break
January 5, 2021 Winter Term Classes Begin
January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Day – No Classes; University administrative offices will be closed
January 20, 2021 Winter Term Classes End for Upper-level Students
January 21, 2021 Upper-level Reading Day
January 22, 2021 Winter Term Classes End for 1Ls
January 22, 2021 Upper-level Winter Term Exams; Winter Term Clinical Work Ends; Final day for all Winter Term Academic Programming
January 25, 2021 All Spring Term Classes Begin
February 15, 2021 Presidents Day – All classes meet on regular schedule; University administrative offices will be closed
March 13-21, 2021 Spring Break
April 23, 2021 Spring Term Classes End for All Students
April 28-May 7, 2021 Upper-level and 1L Elective Spring Term Exam Period
May 10-14, 2021 1L Required Courses Spring Term Exam Period
May 27, 2021 Commencement Day
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day; University administrative offices will be closed