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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 and all graduate programs
August 24 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
August 31 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD classes.
Last day to drop a course for JD and 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.
November 19-23 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY for San Antonio graduate program 
November 20-21 Inclement weather make-up days if needed
November 22-23 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY for JD and Fort Worth resident graduate program
November 26-December 6 Final exams for JD classes and Fort Worth residential programs
November 29 Last day of class for San Antonio graduate program
December 3-13 Final Exams for San Antonio program
December 5 Last day to apply for December degree
December 12 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
January 4
Last day to add or drop a class
January 7 Classes begin
January 8 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 14 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
January 18 Last day to add a course for JD and all graduate programs
January 21 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY HOLIDAY
January 25
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 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 15 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth resident graduate program (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
April 16-17 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed
April 22 - May 2
Final exams for JD classes and Fort Worth residential graduate program
April 25
Last day of class for San Antonio graduate program
April 26 - May 2
Final exams for San Antonio graduate program
April 30
Last day to apply for May degree
May 3
Hooding and Commencement
May 9 Last day of class for distance education graduate program
May 9  Designated spring 2019 graduation date 
May 10-12 Final exams for distance education graduate program
  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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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 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 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 residential programs
December 4 Last day to apply for December degree
December 5-13 Final Exams for San Antonio 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
  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
  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
  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 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 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

  * 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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