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2019-2020 Academic Year

 Fall 2019 *

August 14 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2019
August 19 Orientation begins
August 26 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
August 30 Last day to add a course for JD and all graduate programs
August 30 Timely postmark deadline with Texas Board of Law Examiners for February Bar Exam
September 2 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
September 6 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD classes.
Last day to drop a course for JD and graduate programs.
September 27 Last day to apply for a December 201​9 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 14-18 Fall break for JD, Fort Worth resident graduate program, and San Antonio graduate program
November 4-8 Priority registration for Winter 2020 and Spring 2020
November 25 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth resident graduate program. Make-up for Labor Day.
November 25-29 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY for San Antonio graduate program
November 26-27 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for JD and Fort Worth resident graduate program
November 28-29 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY for JD and Fort Worth resident graduate program
December 2 Last day of classes for San Antonio graduate program
December 3-4 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for San Antonio graduate program
December 3-13 Final exams for JD classes and Fort Worth resident graduate program
December 4 Last day to apply for December degree
December 5-13 Final Exams for San Antonio graduate program
December 11 Last day of class for distance education graduate program
December 12-14 Final exams for distance education graduate program
December 13 Designated Fall 2019 graduation date

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 Winter 2020*

November 4-8, 2019
Priority Registration for Winter 2020
January 3
Last day to add or drop a class
January 6 Classes begin
January 7 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 11 Last day of classes

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 Spring 2020*

January 8 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in May 2020
January 13 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
January 17 Last day to add a course for JD and all graduate programs
January 20 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY HOLIDAY
January 24
Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD classes.
Last day to drop a course for JD and graduate programs.
January 30 Timely postmark deadline with Texas Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 14 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
March 9-13 Spring Break for JD, Fort Worth resident graduate program, and San Antonio graduate program
March 30-April 3
Priority registration for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020
April 10 No classes
April 13 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth resident graduate program and San Antonio graduate program (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
April 14 Make-up day for Friday classes for JD classes, Fort Worth resident graduate program and San Antonio graduate program (make-up for Good Friday)
April 15-16 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for JD classes, Fort Worth resident graduate program and San Antonio graduate program
April 20-30
Final exams for JD classes and Fort Worth resident graduate program and San Antonio graduate program
April 30
Last day to apply for May degree
May 1
Hooding and Commencement
May 7 Last day of class for distance education graduate program
May 7 Designated Spring 2020 graduation date
May 8-10 Final exams for distance education graduate program

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 Summer 2020*

May 13 Graduation application open in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in Summer 2020
May 18 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
May 20 Last day to add a course
May 22 Last day to elect pass/fail option
May 25 MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
May 29 Last day to drop a course
Classes held in lieu of May 25 classes
July 3 Last day of class for JD and resident graduate programs
July 3 Last day to apply for degrees awarded Summer 2020 without a late fee
July 8 Last day of class for distance education graduate program
July 8-11 Final Exams for JD classes and all graduate programs
July 3 Last day to apply for degrees awarded Summer 2020
August 7** Designated Summer 2020 JD graduation date

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 Fall 2020*

August 12 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2020
August 13 Orientation begins for JD program
August 20 Orientation begins for Fort Worth LL.M. and M.Jur. programs
August 24 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
August 28 Last day to add a course for JD courses and for all graduate courses beginning prior to October 1
September 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the February Bar examination
September 4 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD courses;
Last day to drop a course for JD courses and all graduate courses beginning prior to October 1
September 7  Labor Day holiday for JD and all graduate programs
September 8 Fall official census date
September 25 Last day to apply for a December 2020 degree without a late fee
October 1  Timely deadline for first-year JD students to file a Declaration of Intent to Study Law with the Texas Board of Law Examiners
October 4 Last day of classes for first part of term for Fort Worth M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 5 Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. program; Make-up for Labor Day
October 7-11 Final exams for first part of term for Fort Worth M.Jur.,
San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate
programs
October 12-16 Fall break for JD and all graduate programs
October 19 First day of classes for second part of term for Fort
Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur. and distance
education graduate programs
October 26 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses
beginning on or after October 1
November 2-4 Priority registration for winter 2021 and spring 2021
for JD program
November 5-6  Priority registration for spring 2021 for all graduate
programs
November 23 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth LL.M.
programs; Make-up for Labor Day
November 24 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for JD
and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
November 24  Last day of classes for second part of term for San
Antonio M.Jur. program
November 25-29 Thanksgiving holiday for JD and all graduate
programs
November 30 Make-up day for Wednesday classes for San Antonio
M.Jur. program; Make-up for November 25
December 1 Make-up day for Thursday classes for San Antonio
M.Jur. program; Make-up for Thanksgiving Day
December 1 Last day of classes for second part of term for Fort
Worth M.Jur. and distance education graduate
programs
December 1-11 Final exams for JD and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
December 2 Last day to apply for December graduation
December 3-6 Final exams for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur.
and distance education graduate programs
December 5§ Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College
Station for JD degrees
December 11 or 12§  Commencement and Commissioning Ceremony in

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 Winter 2021*

November 2-4 Priority registration for winter 2021 for JD program
January 4 Classes begin
January 4 Last day to add or drop a class
January 5 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 9 Last day of classes

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 Spring 2021*

Final exams for JD and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
January 6 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all
students planning to graduate in May 2021
January 7 Orientation begins for Fort Worth LL.M. and M.Jur.
programs
January 11 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
January 15 Last day to add a course for JD courses and for all
graduate courses beginning prior to March 1
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday for JD and all
graduate programs
January 22 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD courses
January 25 Last day to drop a course for JD courses and all
graduate courses beginning prior to March 1
February 1  Timely deadline to file application with the Texas
Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 3 Spring official census date
February 19 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
February 21  Last day of classes for first part of term for Fort Worth
M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
February 22 Last day of classes for San Antonio M.Jur. program;
Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 24-28 Final exams for first part of term for Fort Worth M.Jur.,
San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate
programs
March 1-5 Spring Break for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio
M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 8 First day of classes for second part of term for Fort
Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur. and distance
education graduate programs
March 15 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses
beginning on or after March 1
March 15-19 Spring Break for JD and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
March 29-31 Priority registration for fall 2021 for JD program
April 1  Priority registration for fall 2021 for all graduate
programs
April 2 No classes for JD, Fort Worth LL.M. and San Antonio
M.Jur. programs
April 12 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth LL.M.
programs; Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 13 Make-up day for Friday classes for JD and Fort Worth
LL.M. programs; Make-up for April 2
April 14-16 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for JD
and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
April 18 Last day of classes for second part of term for Fort
Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur. and distance
education graduate programs
April 19 Make-up day for Friday classes for San Antonio
M.Jur. program; Make-up for April 2
April 19-29  
April 20-21 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for
San Antonio M.Jur. program
April 22-25 Final exams for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur.
and distance education graduate programs
April 30 Hooding and Commencement in Fort Worth for JD,
LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees
December 5§ Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College
Station for JD degrees
May 4  Last day to apply for May graduation

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 Summer 2021*

Final exams for JD and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
May 19 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all
students planning to graduate in August 2021
May 24 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
May 28 Last day to add a course for JD and all graduate
programs; Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD
classes
May 31 Memorial Day holiday for JD and all graduate
programs
June 4 Last day to drop a course for JD and all graduate
programs; Summer official census date
July 5 Last day of classes for Fort Worth M.Jur., San
Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate
programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 8-11 Final exams for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur.
and distance education graduate programs
July 9 Last day to apply for August degree without a late fee
July 12 Last day of class for JD and Fort Worth LL.M.
programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 14-15 Final exams for JD and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
August 9 Last day to apply for August graduation
TBD§,Ω Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College
Station for JD degrees
August 13§ Commencement and Commissioning Ceremony in
College Station for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

  * 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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