Academic Calendar

Note: due to the COVID-19 outbreak and Massachusetts state health guidelines, our Fall 2020 academic calendar has been significantly revised. No changes have been made at this time for Spring 2021. We will update this page if changes become necessary.

Fall Semester, 2020

Upper-Level Classes Begin Monday August 24
1L Classes Begin Monday August 31
No Classes (Labor Day) Monday September 7
Drop/Add Period Ends; Variable Credit, Audit Forms Due Wednesday September 9
Rosh Hashanah - Absences for Religious Observance Excused Saturday and Sunday September 19-September 20
Pass/Fail deadline and Independent Study Forms Due Wednesday September 23
Yom Kippur - Absences for Religious Observance Excused Monday September 28
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
Classes End for Upper-Level Students (all 1L classes resume remotely after Thanksgiving recess) Tuesday November 24
No Classes (Thanksgiving Recess) Wednesday to Friday November 25-27
1L Classes Resume Remotely Monday to Friday November 30 - December 4
Upper-Level Reading Days Monday and Tuesday November 30 - December 1
Classes End for 1Ls Friday December 4
Exams for Upper-Level Classes Wednesday to Friday December 2-12
Reading Days for 1Ls Monday and Tuesday December 7 - 8
Exams for 1Ls Wednesday to Friday December 9 - 18

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

*Spring 2021 calendar subject to change due to COVID-19 conditions at the time. Administrative Monday: Tuesday classes are cancelled and Monday classes substituted

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