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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 

  * 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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