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Law Academic Calendar

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 2022
Jan. 3: All Fall 2021 grades due by 5 p.m. CT
Jan. 3-12: Registration re-opens for students to make course changes
M.Jur. and LL.M. course changes through Director
Jan. 3-12: 100% refund
Jan. 6-7: M.Jur. and LL.M. Spring Orientation
Jan. 10: Classes begin – Spring 2022
Jan. 12: Classes for online M.Jur. begin
Jan. 13-21: 75% refund
Jan. 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No classes; University holiday
Jan. 21: Mandatory Re-orientation for 2L Evening students
Jan. 22-28: 50% refund
Jan. 29-Feb. 4 :25% refund
Feb. 11: Last day to drop a class without academic penalty
Feb. 14 to Mar. 4: Midterm exam period
Mar. 1: Deadline to apply for graduation in May 2022; online via Gateway
Mar. 4-5: Law Weekend
Mar. 7-11: Spring Break – no classes; University open
Mar. 14: Mandatory registration meeting for Full-Time 1L students
Apr. 1-2: Oyster Bake – no classes Friday or Saturday; University holidays
Apr. 13: Mandatory graduation meetings for May 2022 graduates

Apr. 14: Friday classes meet instead of Thursday classes – Thursday classes cancelled

Apr. 15: Good Friday – no classes Friday or Saturday; University holiday

Apr. 29: Last day of classes – Spring 2022
May 2-3: Reading Days
May 4-18: Final exams – Spring 2022 semester
May 20: Harlan Society Luncheon
May 21: Law School Commencement Ceremony
June 8: Faculty grading deadline for Spring 2022
Summer 2022
May 17-20: Course changes & online registration for Summer and Fall 2022
May 23: Classes begin Summer 1
May 19-24: 100% refund
May 25-26: 75% refund
May 27-30: 50% refund
May 30: Memorial Day—No Classes (University holiday)
May 31-June 1: 25% refund
June 3: Last day to drop without academic penalty
June 20: Juneteenth Holiday (University holiday)
June 24: Last Day of classes – Summer 1
June 27-29: Exams — Summer 1
June 30-July 6: Course changes & online registration for Summer 2 only
June 30-July 6: 100% refund
July 4: Independence Day Holiday— No Classes
July 5: Classes begin Summer 2 (home campus)
July 5: Institute on World Legal Problems – Innsbruck begins
July 7-8: 75% refund
July 9-11: 50% refund
July 12-13: 25% refund
July 15: Last day to drop without academic penalty
Aug. 5: Last Day of classes— Summer 2 (home campus)
Aug. 5: Institute on World Legal Problems – Innsbruck ends
Aug. 8-10: Exams— Summer 2 (home campus)
Fall 2022
Aug. 8-9: Orientation for Online J.D., M.Jur., & LL.M Students  (online J.D. students will also have virtual orientation commitments August 1-5)
Aug. 8-10: Orientation for all Full Time 1L J.D. Students
Aug. 12: Virtual Orientation for 2L and 3L Students Must Be Completed By This Date
Aug. 8-19: Course Changes Online Open for J.D. Only (Add/Drop period)
Aug. 8-19: 100% refund
Aug. 15: Classes begin
Aug. 17: Classes for Online M.Jur. Begin
Aug. 20-25: 75% refund
Aug. 26-Sept. 2: 50% refund
Sept. 7: Mandatory 1L Bar Exam Declaration of Intent Meeting
Sept. 5: Labor Day — No Classes (University holiday)
Sept. 5-9: 25% refund
Sept. 16: Last Day to Drop Without Academic Penalty
Sept. 17: 1L Family Day
Sept. 19-Oct. 1: Mid-term Exams
Oct. 1: Timely Deadline for 1st Year Students to File Declaration of Intent to Study Law with TX Board of Law Examiners
Oct. 1: Deadline to Apply for December 2022 Graduation, Online via Gateway
Oct. 10: Fall Break – No Classes; University Open
Oct. 11: Monday Classes Meet Today Instead of Tuesday Classes; Tuesday Classes are Cancelled
Oct. 27: Red Mass — Evening Classes (6:00 p.m. start or later) Cancelled
Nov. 8: Mandatory Graduation Meetings for December 2022 Graduates
Nov. 22: Last Day of Class
Nov. 23-25: University Thanksgiving Holiday; University Closed
Nov. 28: Reading Day
Nov. 29-Dec. 12: Final Exams
TBD: December 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Dec. 19-Jan. 2: Christmas Break – University Closed