2017 - 2018 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus*)

Date Activity

Fall Semester 2017

August 7 – September 1 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 14 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 21 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 22 – 25 First-year Legal Research & Writing and Litigation Basics classes
August 28 First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 4 Labor Day recess
November 22 (Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 23 & 24 Thanksgiving recess
December 5 (Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 6 Last day of classes
December 8 – 20 Final examinations
Date Activity

Intersession 2018 (Tentative)

January 2 – 5 Intersession 2018 (Tentative)
Date Activity

Spring Semester 2018

January 2 – 12 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 8 First day of classes
January 15 Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 19 Diploma date
March 5 – 9 Spring recess
April 23 Last day of classes
April 25 – May 7 Final examinations
May 17 Commencement
Date Activity

Philadelphia Summer Session 2018

May 21 – 24 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 21 First day of classes
May 28 Memorial Day Recess
May 29 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 29
June 5 Due to Independence Day recess, Wednesday classes will meet on Tuesday, June 5
July 4 Independence Day recess
July 5 Last day of classes
July 9 – 11 Final Examinations
July 16 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 24 Diploma date [LL.M.]

* The calendar for each Foreign program (Rome, Japan and China) is published separately.

2018 - 2019 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus*)

Date Activity

Fall Semester 2018

August 6 – 31 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 13 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 20 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 21 – 24 First-year Legal Research & Writing and Litigation Basics classes
August 27 First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 3 Labor Day recess
November 21 (Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 22 & 23 Thanksgiving recess
December 4 (Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 5 Last day of classes
December 7 – 20 Final examinations
Date Activity

Intersession 2019 (Tentative)

January 2 – 4 Intersession 2019 (Tentative)
Date Activity

Spring Semester 2019

January 2 – 11 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 7 First day of classes
January 18 Diploma date
January 21 Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
March 4 – 8 Spring recess
April 22 Last day of classes
April 24 – May 6 Final examinations
May 16 Commencement
Date Activity

Philadelphia Summer Session 2019

May 20 – 23 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 20 First day of classes
May 27 Memorial Day Recess
May 28 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 28
July 2 Tuesday will follow a Thursday class Schedule
July 3 Last day of classes
July 8 – 10 Final Examinations
July 15 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 23 Diploma date [LL.M.]

* The calendar for each Foreign program (Rome, Japan and China) is published separately.