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201​7-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017 *
August 14 Orientation begins
August 16 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2017
August 21 Classes begin
August 25 Last day to add a course
August 30 Timely postmark deadline with Texas Board of Law Examiners for February Bar Exam
September 1 Last day to elect pass/fail option
September 4 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
September 5 Classes begin for San Antonio graduate program
September 6 Last day to drop a course without a transcript notation
September 29 Last day to apply for a December 2017 degree without a late fee
October 1 Timely deadline for first-year students to file a Declaration of Intent to Study Law with Texas Board of Law Examiners
October 9-13 Student Fall break for JD and Fort Worth resident graduate program
October 12 Last day of class for session I of distance education graduate program
October 13-16 End of class final exams for session I of distance education graduate program
October 15
Last day to petition for accommodations
October 16
Last day to submit pro bono hours
October 18
Classes begin for session II of distance education graduate program
November 6 Last day to drop a course with a transcript notation
November 6-9 Priority registration for Winter 2018 and Spring 2018
November 20 Last day of classes. Make-up for Labor Day and Monday before Thanksgiving
November 23-24 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 27-December 7 Final Exams for JD classes and resident graduate program
December 4 Last day of class for San Antonio graduate program
December 5 and 11 End of class final exams for San Antonio graduate program
December 6 Last day to apply for December degree
December 8 Designated Fall 2017 graduation date for JD students
December 12 Last day of class for session II distance education graduate program
December 13-14 End of class final exams for session II of distance education program
  Winter 2018*
November 6-9, 2017
Priority Registration for Winter 2018
December 18, 2017
Last day to add or drop a class
January 2 Classes begin
January 3 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 6 Last day of classes
  Spring 2018*
January 3 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in Spring 2018
January 8 Classes begin for JD, session II distance education graduate program, and Fort Worth residential graduate program
January 12 Last day to add a course
January 15 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY HOLIDAY
January 16 Classes begin for San Antonio graduate program
January 19 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 24 Last day to drop a course without a transcript notation
January 30 Timely postmark deadline with Texas Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 16 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
March 1 Last day of class for distance education graduate program
March 2-5 End of class final exams for session II distance education program
March 12 Class begins for session II distance education graduate program
March 12-16 Spring Break for JD, Fort Worth resident graduate program, and San Antonio graduate program
March 15
Last day to petition for accommodations
March 19
Deadline to submit pro bono hours
March 26-29
Priority registration for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018
March 26 Last day to drop a course with a transcript notation
March 30 No classes. Make-up day for inclement weather if needed.
April 9 Last day of classes (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
April 10 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed.
April 19 Last day of classes for San Antonio graduate program
April 16-26 Final Exams for JD classes
April 23-26 End of class exams for San Antonio graduate program
April 27 Hooding and Commencement
May 1 Last Day to apply for May degree
May 2 Last day of class for session II distance education graduate program
May 3-4 End of class final exams for session II distance education program
  Summer 2018*
May 16 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in Summer 2018
May 21 Classes begin for JD and graduate programs
May 23 Last day to add a course
May 23 Last day to drop a course without a transcript notation
May 25 Last day to elect pass/fail option
May 28 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
June 1 Make-up day for May 28 classes
June 25 Last day to drop a course with a transcript notation
July 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
July 6 Classes held in lieu of July 4 classes
Last day of class
July 9 Last day to apply for degrees awarded Summer 2018 without a late fee
July 10 Last day of class for session II distance education program
July 10-12 Final Exams for JD classes and graduate programs
July 16 Designated Summer 2018 graduation date

  *all dates and times subject to change

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