2015 – 2016 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus*)

Date Activity

Fall Semester 2015

August 3 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 17 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 18 – 21 First-year Legal Research & Writing and Litigation Basics classes
August 3 – 28 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 24 First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 7 Labor Day recess
November 25 (Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 26 & 27 Thanksgiving recess
December 1 (Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 2 Last day of classes
December 4 – 21 Final examinations
January 4 – 8 Intersession 2016 (Tentative)
Date Activity

Spring Semester 2016

January 4 – 15 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 11 First day of classes
January 18 Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 22 Diploma date
February 29 – March 4 Spring recess
April 25 Last day of classes
April 27 – May 9 Final examinations
May 19 Commencement
Date Activity

Philadelphia Summer Session 2016

May 23 – 26 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 23 First day of classes
May 30 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 31
July 4 Independence Day Recess
July 5 Due to Independence Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, July 5
July 7 Last day of classes
July 11 – July 13 Final examinations
July 18 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 19 Diploma date [LL.M.]

* The calendar for each Foreign program is published in the brochure for the respective session in Rome, Japan and China.