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Academic Calendar

2015-2016 School Year  |  PDF Version  |  Yale Law School

2015 FALL TERM

24-28 Aug. Mon.–Fri. Orientation for all graduate students.
26-28 Aug. Wed.–Fri. Orientation for all new JD students.
Registration for all new students.
31 Aug. Mon. Registration for all returning students.
First-term small groups meet.
1 Sept. Tues. Fall term begins, 8:10 a.m. Classes begin, 8:10 a.m.
Add/drop period begins, 8:30 a.m.
4 Sept. Fri. Only Monday classes meet.
7 Sept. Mon. Labor Day. No classes will meet.
11 Sept. Fri. Add/drop period closes, 4:30 p.m.
8 Oct. Thurs. Fall recess begins, 9 p.m.
9-12 Oct. Fri.-Mon. Fall recess; no classes will meet.
13 Oct. Tues. Classes resume, 8:10 a.m.
25 Nov. Wed. Only Friday classes will meet.
Thanksgiving recess begins, 6 p.m.
30 Nov. Mon. Classes resume, 8:10 a.m.
1 Dec. Tues. Only Friday classes will meet.
7 Dec. Mon. Classes end, 9 p.m.
8-13 Dec. Tues.-Sun. Reading period.
14 Dec. Mon. Examination period begins, 8:30 a.m.
22 Dec. Tues. Examinations end, 5 p.m.; fall term ends, 5 p.m.; winter recess begins.

2016 SPRING TERM

18 Jan. Mon. MLK Holiday. No classes will meet.
19 Jan. Tues. Spring term begins, 8:10 a.m.
Registration for all students, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Classes begin, 8:10 a.m.
20 Jan. Wed. Add/drop period begins, 8:30 a.m.
29 Jan. Fri. Add/drop period ends, 4:30 p.m.
11 Mar. Fri. Spring recess begins, 6 p.m.21 Mar. Mon. Spring recess ends; classes resume, 8:10 a.m.
25 Apr. Mon. Classes end, 6 p.m.
26 Apr. Tues. Reading Period begins.
1 May Sun. Reading Period ends.
2 May Mon. Examination period begins, 8:30 a.m.
16 May Mon. Examination period ends; spring term ends, 5 p.m.
23 May Mon. UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
1 June Wed. Degrees voted by faculty.
1 Aug. Mon. Fifth-term certification deadline for rising third-year students.

 

**Labor Day is on September 7, 2015. Rosh Hashanah is on September 14-15, 2015 (beginning at sundown on September 13). Yom Kippur is on September 23, 2015 (beginning at sundown on September 22).

** YLS Alumni Weekend is October 22-25.