Academic Calendar

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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 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
October 23-25 Priority Registration for Winter 2018
November 6 Last day to drop a course with a transcript notation
November 6-8 Priority Registration for Spring 2018
November 20 Last day of classes. Make-up for Labor Day.
November 23-24 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 27-December 7 Final Exams
December 6 Last day to apply for December degree
December 8 Designated Fall 2017 graduation date
  Winter 2018*
October 23-25 Priority Registration for Winter 2018
December 18 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
January 12 Last day to add a course
January 15 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY HOLIDAY
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
February 26-28
Priority Registration for Summer 2018
March 12-16 Student Spring Break
March 26-March 28 Priority Registration for 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 16-26 Final Exams
April 27 Hooding and Commencement
May 1 Last Day to apply for Spring degree
  Summer 2018*
May 16 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in Summer 2018
May 21 Classes begin
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 Classes held in lieu of 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 10-12 Final Exams
July 16 Designated Summer 2018 graduation date

  *all dates and times subject to change

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