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Academic Calendar

2014-2015 Academic Calendar
(Philadelphia Campus*)

Fall Semester 2014
Date Activity
August 4 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 18 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 19 - 22 First-year Legal Research & Writing and Litigation Basics classes
August 4 - 29 Schedule Revision/Registration ["Drop/Add"]
August 25 First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 1 Labor Day recess
November 26 (Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 27 & 28 Thanksgiving recess
December 2 (Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 3 Last day of classes
December 5 - 19 Final examinations
Spring Semester 2015
Date Activity
January 5 - 16 Schedule Revision/Registration ["Drop/Add"]
January 12 First day of classes
January 19 Due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, classes scheduled to start before 4:00 pm are cancelled
January 23 Diploma date
March 9 - 13 Spring recess
April 24 Last day of classes
April 28 - May 11 Final examinations
May 21 Commencement
Philadelphia Summer Session 2015*
Date Activity
May 26 - 28 Schedule Revision/Registration ["Drop/Add"]
May 26 First day of classes
May 26 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 27
July 9 Last day of classes
July 13 - July 15 Final examinations
July 20 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 21 Diploma date [LL.M.]

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

Please Visit our News & Events Calendar for details and event announcements.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2015-2016 FOR THE PHILADELPHIA CAMPUS*

Fall Semester 2015*
Date Activity
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
   
INTERSESSION 2016 [Tentative]
January 4-8  
   
Spring Semester 2016*
Date Activity
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
Philadelphia Summer Session 2016*
Date Activity
May 23 - 26 Schedule Revision/Registration ["Drop/Add"]
May 23 First day of classes
May 30 Memorial Dayrecess
May 31 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 (Rome, Japan and China) is published separately.