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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 17 Classes begin for JD
August 21 Last day to add a course
August 28 Last day to elect pass/fail option; Last day to drop a course 
September 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the February Bar examination
September 3 Fall official census date
September 7 Labor Day holiday for JD
September 25 Last day to apply for a December 2020 degree without a late fee
October 1
 Timely deadline for first-year students to file a Declaration of Intent to Study Law with the Texas Board of Law Examiners
November 2-4 Priority registration for winter 2021 and spring 2021
November 9  Last day of classes; Make-up for Labor Day 
November 10-12 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed
November 13-23 In-person final exams
November 24 Last day to apply for December graduation 
November 24-30  Thanksgiving holiday
December 1-11 Remote final exams 
December 5§  Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station

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 Winter 2021*

November 2-4 Priority registration for winter 2021
January 11 Classes begin
January 11 Last day to add or drop a class
January 12 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 16 Last day of classes

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 Spring 2021*

January 6 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in May 2021
January 18  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday 
January 19 Classes begin 
January 22 Last day to add a course 
January 29 Last day to elect pass/fail option 
February 1 Last day to drop a course 
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
March 15-19 Spring Break
March 29-31 Priority registration for fall 2021 
April 2 No classes
April 19 Last day of classes; Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
April 20 Make-up day for Friday classes; Make-up for April 2
April 21-23 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed
April 26-May 6 Final exams 
April 19 Make-up for April 2
May 4 Last day to apply for May graduation
May 7 Hooding and Commencement in Fort Worth

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 Summer 2021*

May 19 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in August 2021
May 24 Classes begin
May 28 Last day to add a course;
Last day to elect pass/fail option
May 31 Memorial Day holiday
June 4 Last day to drop a course;
Summer official census date
July 9 Last day to apply for August degree without a late fee
July 12 Last day of class; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 14-15 Final exams
August 9 Last day to apply for August graduation
August 7§,Ω Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station 

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 Fall 2021*

August 9 Orientation begins for JD program
August 12 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 16 Classes begin for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
August 18 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2021
August 20 Last day to add a course
August 23 Classes begin for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
August 27 Last day to elect pass/fail option for JD courses
August 27 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate courses beginning prior to October 1
August 31 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 6 Labor Day holiday for JD and all graduate programs
September 14 Fall official census date
October 1
 Last day to apply for a December 2021 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 3
Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. program and distance education graduate programs
October 6-10 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 11-15 Fall break for JD and all graduate programs
October 18 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 22 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses beginning on or after October 1
November 1-3 Priority registration for winter 2022 and spring 2022 for JD program
November 4-5 Priority registration for spring 2022 for all graduate programs
November 15 Last day of classes for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Labor Day
November 16-17 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
November 22-26 Thanksgiving holiday for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
November 24 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
November 25-26 Thanksgiving holiday for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
November 29-30 Make-up day for Thanksgiving holiday for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
November 30-
December 10 
Final exams for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
December 1-5 Final exams for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
December 8 Last day to apply for December graduation
December 11§  Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station
December 17 or 18§  Commencement and Commissioning Ceremony in College Station for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

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 Winter 2022*

November 1-3 Priority registration for winter 2022
January 10 Classes begin
January 10 Last day to add or drop a class
January 11 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 15 Last day of classes

 Spring 2022*

January 5 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in May 2022
January 13 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate program
January 17  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday 
January 18 Classes begin for all graduate programs
January 24 Last day to add a course for Fort Worth graduate courses
January 24 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate courses beginning prior to March 1
January 28 Last day to elect pass/fail option 
February 1 Last day to drop a course for Fort Worth graduate courses
February 1  Timely deadline to file application with the Texas
Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 2 Spring official census date
February 18 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
February 27 Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 2-6 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 7-11 Spring Break for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 14 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 14-18 Spring Break for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
March 18 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses beginning on or after March 1
March 28-30 JD Priority registration
March 31-April 1 Priority registration for fall 2022 for all graduate programs
April 15 No classes
April 18 Last day of classes; Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
April 19 Make-up day for Friday classes; Make-up for April 15
April 20-21 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed
April 24 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
April 25 Make-up day for Friday classes for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for April 15
April 25-May 5 Final exams 
April 26 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for San Antonio M.Jur. program
April 27-May 1 Final exams for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
May 3 Last day to apply for May graduation
May 6 Hooding and Commencement in Fort Worth

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 Summer 2022*

May 18 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in August 2022
May 23 Classes begin
May 25 Last day to add/drop a course
May 26 Last day to add/drop a course for JD, San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
May 27 JD Last day to elect pass/fail option
May 30 Memorial Day holiday
June 3 Summer official census date
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 5 Last day of classes for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 6-10 Final exams for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
July 11 Last day to apply for August degree without a late fee;
July 11
Last day of class; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 12
Make-up day for Monday classes; Make-up for Independence Day
July 14-17
Final exams
August 6§,Ω Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in College Station 
August 8
Last day to apply for August graduation
August 12 or 13§,Ω Commencement and Commissioning Ceremony in College Station for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

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  * 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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