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Academic Calendar Years: 2018-20192020-2021

Date Event
August 1, 2019 J.D. Transfer Orientation
August 15, 2019 LL.M. Residence Hall Move-in; First Day of LL.M. Check-in
August 16-30, 2019 LL.M. Orientation
August 24, 2019 J.D. 1L Move-in
August 26, 2019 J.D. Registration/ID Pick-up (mandatory)
August 26-30, 2019 J.D. Student Orientation Activities (mandatory)
September 2, 2019 Labor Day – University administrative offices will be closed
September 3, 2019 Fall Term Classes Begin (1L & Upper-level)
October 14, 2019 Columbus Day (Federal)/Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) – No Classes; University administrative offices will be closed
October 15, 2019 No Classes for All Students
November 11, 2019 Veteran’s Day – All classes meet on regular schedule; University administrative offices will be closed
November 27-29, 2019 Thanksgiving Break
December 2, 2019 Fall Term Classes End
December 3-8, 2019 Upper-level Reading Period
December 3-9, 2019 1L Reading Period
December 9-18, 2019 Upper-level Fall Term Exam Period
December 10-18, 2019 1L Fall Term Exam Period
Dec. 19, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 Winter Break
January 6, 2020 Winter Term Classes and Clinic work Begins
January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Day – No Classes; University administrative offices will be closed
January 22, 2020 Winter Term Classes End for upper-level students
January 23, 2020 Upper-level Reading Period
January 24, 2020 Winter Term Exams and Winter Term Clinical Work Ends
January 24, 2020 Final day for all Winter Term Academic Programming
January 27, 2020 All Spring Term Classes Begin
February 17, 2020 Presidents Day – All classes meet on regular schedule; University administrative offices will be closed
March 14-22, 2020 Spring Break
April 24, 2020 Spring Term Classes End for All Students
April 29 – May 8, 2020 Upper-level and 1L Elective Spring Term Exam Period
May 11-15, 2020 1L Required Courses Spring Term Exam Period
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day – University administrative offices will be closed
May 28, 2020 Commencement Day