Fall 2023*

August 7 Orientation begins for JD program
August 10 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 14 Classes begin for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
August 16 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2023
August 18 Last day to add a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
August 21 Classes begin for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
August 25 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD courses
August 2​5 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio and distance education graduate courses
August 29 Last day to drop a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate courses
September 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the February Bar examination
September 4 Labor Day holiday for JD and all graduate programs
September 6 Fall official census date
September 22
Last day to apply for a December 2023 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 1
Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio program and distance education graduate programs
October 2 Make-up day for Labor Day holiday for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
October ​4-8 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
October 9-13 Fall break for JD and all graduate programs
October 16 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
October 30-November 1 Priority registration for winter 202​4 and spring 2024 for JD program
November ​2-3 Priority registration for spring 2024 for all graduate programs
November 7 Reading day, no classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
November 13 Make-up day for Monday classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Labor Day
November 14 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for November 7
November 15-16 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
November 20-24 Thanksgiving holiday for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
November 22 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
November 23-24 Thanksgiving holiday for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
November 27-28 Make-up day for Thanksgiving holiday for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
November 28 - December 8 Final exams for JD and Fort Worth ​graduate programs
November 29 - December ​3 Final exams for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
December ​4 Last day to apply for December graduation
December 14 or 15§  Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station for JD degrees
December 14 or 15§  Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station for LL.M. and M.L.S./M.Jur. degrees

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 Winter 2024*

October 30 - November 1 Priority registration for winter 2024 for JD program
January 8 Classes begin
January 8 Last day to add or drop a class
January 9 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 13 Last day of classes

 Spring 2024*

January 3 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in May 202​4
January 11 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate program
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday for JD and all graduate programs
January 1​6 Classes begin for all JD and all graduate programs
January 2​2 Last day to add a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate courses
January 2​2 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio and distance education graduate courses
January 26 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD courses
​January 30 Last day to drop a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate courses
January ​31 Spring official census date
February 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas
Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 16 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
February 25 Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
February 26 Make-up day for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
Feb 28-March 3 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
March 4-8 Spring Break for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
March 11 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
March 1​1-15 Spring Break for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
March 2​5-27 Priority registration for summer 2024 and fall 2024 for JD program
March 28 Priority registration for summer 2024 and fall 2024 for all graduate programs
March 29 No classes for JD and all graduate programs
April 15 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 16 Make-up day for Friday classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for March 29
April ​17-18 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
April 21 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
April 22 Make-up day for Friday classes for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for March 29
April 22-May 2 Final exams for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
April 23 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for San Antonio graduate program
April 24-28 Final exams for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
April 30 Last day to apply for May graduation
May ​3 or 4 Hooding and Commencement Ceremony in Fort Worth for JD, LL.M., and M.L.S. degrees

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 Summer 2024*

May 15 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in August 2024
May 20 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
May 22 Last day to add/drop a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate ​courses
May 23 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio and distance education graduate ​courses
May 24 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD classes
May 27 Memorial Day holiday for JD and all graduate programs
May 31 Summer official census date
June 19 Juneteenth holiday for JD and all graduate programs
July 1 Last day of classes for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 2 Make-up day for Wednesday classes for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for Juneteenth 
July 3-7 Final exams for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
July 4 Independence Day Holiday for JD and all graduate programs
July 5 Last day to apply for August degree without a late fee
July 8 Last day of class for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 9
Make-up day for Thursday classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for ​Independence Day
July 10
Make-up day for Wednesday classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for ​Juneteenth
July 11-14
Final exams for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
August 6
Last day to apply for August graduation
August 9or 10§,Ω
Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station for JD degrees
August 9 or 10§,Ω Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station for LL.M. and M.L.S. degrees

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  * all dates and times subject to change
Ω 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
§ commencement ceremony schedule is available at http://graduation.tamu.edu/

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 Fall 2024*

August 12 Orientation begins for JD program
August 12 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2023
August 13 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 19 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
August 23 Last day to add a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate courses
August 23 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio and distance education graduate courses
August 30 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD courses
September 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the February Bar examination
September 2 Labor Day holiday for JD and all graduate programs
September 3 Last day to drop a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate courses
September 4 Fall official census date
September 20
Last day to apply for a December 2024 degree without a late fee
September 29
Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio program and distance education graduate programs
September 30 Make-up day for Labor Day holiday for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
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 ​2-6 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
October 7-11 Fall break for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
October 9-13 Fall break for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
October 14 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
October 28-30 Priority registration for winter 202​5 and spring 2025 for JD program
October 31 - November 1 Priority registration for spring 2025 for all graduate programs
November 5 Reading day, no classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
November 18 Make-up day for Monday classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up day for Labor Day
November 19 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for November 5
November 20-21 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
November 22-29 Thanksgiving holiday for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
November 24 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
November 27 - December ​3 Final exams for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
November 28-29 Thanksgiving holiday for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
December ​2 Last day to apply for December graduation
December 3-13 Final exams for JD and Fort Worth ​graduate programs
December 12 or 13§  Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station for JD, LL.M., and M.L.S. degrees

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 Winter 2025*

October 28-30 Priority registration for winter 2025 for JD program
January 6 Classes begin
January 6 Last day to add or drop a class
January 7 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 13 Last day of classes

 Spring 2025*

December 16 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in May 202​5
January 9 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate program
January 1​3 Classes begin for all JD and all graduate programs
January 17 Last day to add a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate courses
January 17 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio and distance education graduate courses
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday for JD and all graduate programs
January 24 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD courses
​January 28 Last day to drop a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate courses
January ​29 Spring official census date
February 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas
Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 14 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
February 23 Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
February 24 Make-up day for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
Feb 26-March 2 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
March 3-7 Spring Break for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
March 10 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
March 1​0-14 Spring Break for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
March 2​4-26 Priority registration for summer 2025 and fall 2025 for JD program
March 27-28 Priority registration for summer 2025 and fall 2025 for all graduate programs
April 14 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 15-16 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
April 18 Reading day
April 20 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
April 21 Make-up day for Friday classes for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for April 18
April 22 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for San Antonio graduate programs
April 22-May 2 Final exams for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
April 23-27 Final exams for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
April 29 Last day to apply for May graduation
May ​3 Hooding and Commencement Ceremony in Fort Worth for JD, LL.M., and M.L.S. degrees

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 Summer 2025*

May 12 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in August 2025
May 19 Classes begin for JD and all graduate programs
May 21 Last day to add/drop a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate ​courses
May 22 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio and distance education graduate ​courses
May 23 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD classes
May 26 Memorial Day holiday for JD and all graduate programs
May 30 Summer official census date
June 19 Juneteenth holiday for JD and all graduate programs
June 30 Last day of classes for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 1 Make-up day for Thursday classes for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for Juneteenth 
July 2-6 Final exams for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
July 4 Independence Day Holiday for JD and all graduate programs
July 7 Last day of class for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 8
Make-up day for Thursday classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for ​Juneteenth
July 9
Make-up day for Friday classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for ​Independence Day
July 10-13
Final exams for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
July 11 Last day to apply for August degree without a late fee
August 5
Last day to apply for August graduation
August 8 or 9§,Ω
Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station for JD, LL.M. and M.L.S. degrees

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  * all dates and times subject to change
Ω 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
§ commencement ceremony schedule is available at http://graduation.tamu.edu/

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