Academic Calendar

Note: due to the COVID-19 outbreak and Massachusetts state health guidelines, our academic calendar for 2020-2021 may be significantly revised. We will continue to update this page as decisions are made about the coming year.

Fall Semester, 2020

Classes Begin Monday August 31
No Classes (Labor Day) Monday September 7
Drop/Add Period Ends; Pass/Fail, Variable Credit, Audit Forms Due Wednesday September 9
Rosh Hashanah - Absences for Religious Observance Excused Saturday and Sunday September 19-September 20
Yom Kippur - Absences for Religious Observance Excused Monday September 28
Independent Study Forms Due Thursday October 1
No Classes (Fall Break) Monday October 12
Administrative Monday* Tuesday October 13
1L/Class of 2023 Registration for Spring 2021 Wednesday November 18
3L/Class of 2021 Registration for Spring 2021 Thursday November 19
2L/Class of 2022 Registration for Spring 2021 Friday November 20
No Classes (Thanksgiving Recess) Wednesday to Friday November 25-27
Classes End Friday December 4
Reading Days Monday and Tuesday December 7-8
Exams Wednesday to Monday December 9-21
Confilicts and Make-Up Day for Exams Tuesday December 22
Faculty Deadline: Reporting Grades for Classes with 20 or Fewer Students Thursday January 4
Faculty Deadline: Reporting Grades for Classes with more than 20 Students Thursday January 11

Spring Semester, 2021

No Classes (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Monday January 18
Classes Begin Tuesday January 19
Drop/Add Period Ends; Pass/Fail, Variable Credit, Audit Forms Due Wednesday January 27
Independent Study Forms Due Monday February 1
No Classes (Spring Recess) Monday to Friday March 1-5
No Classses (Easter Recess) Thursday to Monday April 1-5
2L/Class of 2022 Registration for Fall 2021 Friday April 16
No Classes (Patriot's Day) Monday April 19
Administrative Monday* Tuesday April 20
1L/Class of 2023 Registration for Fall 2021 Wednesday April 22
Classes End Monday May 3
Reading Days Tuesday to Wednesday May 4-5
Exams Thursday to Monday May 6-May 17
Conflicts and Make-Up Day for Exams Tuesday May 18
Faculty Deadline - Reporting Grades for Graduating Students (by Noon) Friday May 21
University Commencement (Official Graduation Date) Monday May 24
Law School Commencement Friday May 28
Faculty Deadline - Reporting Grades for Classes with 20 or Fewer Students Tuesday June 1
Faculty Deadline - Reporting Grades for Classes with more than 20 Students Tuesday June 7

*Tuesday classes are cancelled and Monday classes substituted

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