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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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201​8-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018 *
August 13 Orientation begins
August 15 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2018
August 20 Classes begin for JD, distance education graduate program and Fort Worth residential graduate program
August 24 Last day to add a course for JD, distance education graduate program and Fort Worth residential program
August 27 Classes begin for San Antonio graduate program
August 30 Timely postmark deadline with Texas Board of Law Examiners for February Bar Exam
August 31 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD classes.
Last day to drop a course for JD and graduate programs.
Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio graduate programs.
September 3 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
September 28 Last day to apply for a December 2018 degree without a late fee
October 1 Timely deadline for JD students to file a Declaration of Intent to Study Law with Texas Board of Law Examiners
October 8-12 Fall break for JD, Fort Worth resident graduate program, and San Antonio graduate program
November 5-9 Priority registration for Winter 2019 and Spring 2019
November 19 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth resident graduate program. Make-up for Labor Day and Monday before Thanksgiving
November 20-21 Inclement weather make-up days
November 21 Last day of class for San Antonio graduate program
November 22-23 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 26-December 6 Final exams for JD classes and residential and San Antonio graduate programs
December 5 Last day to apply for December degree
Last day of class for distance education graduate program
December 13-15 Final exams for distance education graduate program
December 14 Designated fall 2018 graduation date
  Winter 2019*
November 5-9, 2018
Priority Registration for Winter 2019
December 18, 2018
Last day to add or drop a class
January 2 Classes begin
January 3 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 12 Last day of classes
  Spring 2019*
January 2 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in Spring 2019
January 7 Classes begin for JD, distance education graduate program, and Fort Worth residential graduate program
January 11 Last day to add a course for JD, distance education graduate program and Fort Worth residential program
January 14 Classes begin for San Antonio graduate program
January 18 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD classes.
Last day to drop a course for JD and graduate programs.
Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio graduate programs.
January 21 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY HOLIDAY
January 30 Timely postmark deadline with Texas Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 15 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
March 11-15 Spring Break for JD, Fort Worth resident graduate program, and San Antonio graduate program
March 25-28
Priority registration for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019
April 8 Last day of classes (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
April 9-10 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed.
April 12-18 Final exams for JD classes and residential graduate programs
April 18 Last day of class for San Antonio graduate program
April 22-25 Final exams for JD classes and residential and San Antonio graduate programs
April 26 Hooding and Commencement
April 30 Last Day to apply for Spring degree
May 2 Last day of class for distance education graduate program
May 3-5 Final exams for distance education graduate program
May 9 Designated spring 2019 graduation date
  Summer 2019*
May 15 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in Summer 2019
May 20 Classes begin for JD and graduate programs
May 22 Last day to add a course
May 24 Last day to elect pass/fail option
May 27 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
May 31 Last day to drop a course
Classes held in lieu of May 27 classes
July 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
July 5 Classes held in lieu of July 4 classes
Last day of class
July 8 Last day to apply for degrees degrees awarded Summer 2019 without a late fee
July 10 Last day of class for distance education program
July 10-12 Final Exams for JD classes and graduate programs
August 9** Designated Summer 2019 JD graduation date

  * all dates and times subject to change
** please be aware that for a student who has taken and passed the February bar exam and graduates in the summer term, this date could delay their swearing in

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