The School of Law Academic Calendar contains all dates and deadlines associated with the fall and spring terms for St. Mary’s Law. You can find the University Academic Calendar on the St. Mary’s University website.

Spring 2021

Jan. 19: Classes begin
Feb. 15-16: Spring Refresh Days, no classes
Mar. 8: Spring Refresh Day, no classes
Apr. 2: Good Friday, no classes
Apr. 16: Fiesta Oyster Bake, no classes. Friday law classes will meet on Thursday, Apr. 15.
May 5: Last day of class
May 10-21: Final exams – Spring 2021 semester
May 22: School of Law Commencement

Fall 2020

  • Aug. 3-19: Course changes online open
  • Aug 3-19: Fall 100 percent refund period
  • Aug. 10-11: Mandatory Orientation for all 1st year students
  • Aug. 12: Classes begin for Fall 2020 1Ls Only
  • Aug. 17: Classes begin for 2Ls and 3Ls
  • Aug. 19: Classes begin for M.Jur. Online
  • Aug. 22: Mandatory Re-orientation for 2L Evening
  • Aug. 22: Mandatory Re-orientation for 3L
  • Aug. 20-26: Fall 75 percent refund period
  • Aug. 27 to Sept. 2: Fall 50 percent refund period
  • Sept. 2-7: Fall 25 percent refund period
  • Sept. 7: Labor Day – no classes
  • Sept. 12: 1L Virtual Family Day
  • Sept. 18: Last day to drop without academic penalty
  • Sept. 21 to Oct. 9: Mid-term exams
  • Oct. 1: Timely deadline for 1st year students to file Declaration of Intent to study law with Texas Board of Legal Examiners
  • Oct. 1: Deadline to apply for graduation
  • Oct. 22: Red Mass
  • Nov. 13: Last day of class
  • Nov. 16-25: Final exams – Fall 2020 semester
  • TBD: 2020 Hooding Ceremony

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