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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.

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., and LL.M. Students 

Online J.D. students will also have virtual orientation commitments Aug. 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. 7: Midterm Exams
Oct. 1: Timely Deadline for First-Year Students to File Declaration of Intent to Study Law with Texas 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 Canceled
Oct. 27: Red Mass — Evening Classes (6 p.m. start or later) Canceled
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

Dec. 10: December 2022 Commencement Ceremony

December 2022 graduates will participate in the main University Commencement Ceremony. Learn more on the Commencement page.

Dec. 19-Jan. 2: Christmas Break – University Closed


Spring 2023
Jan. 3: University reopens after Christmas Break
Jan. 3: All Fall 2022 grades due by 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Jan. 3-13: Registration Re-opens for Students to Make Course Changes (M.Jur. and LL.M. course changes through Director)
Jan. 3-13: 100% Tuition Refund
Jan. 6: M.Jur. and LL.M. Spring Orientation
Jan. 9: Classes Begin — Spring 2023
Jan. 11: M.Jur. Online Classes Begin
Jan. 14-20: 75% refund
Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day — No classes; University holiday
Jan. 21-27: 50% refund
Jan. 28- Feb. 3: 25% refund
Feb. 1: Deadline to apply for Graduation in May 2023; online via Gateway
Feb. 13: Last Day to Drop a Class Without Academic Penalty
Feb. 13- Mar. 3: Midterm Exam Period
Mar. 13-17: Spring Break – no classes; University open
Mar. 20: Mandatory Registration Meeting for Full-Time 1L Students
March 24: The Scholar 25th Anniversary Banquet
March 25: Optional Professional Development Weekend for Online J.D. Students
March 31: Law Weekend
April 6: Friday Classes Meet Instead of Thursday Classes – Thursday Classes Canceled
April 7: Good Friday — No Classes  Friday or Saturday; University Closed
April 12: Mandatory Graduation Meetings for May 2023 Graduates
April 21: Fiesta Oyster Bake – No Classes Friday or Saturday; University Closed
April 28: Last Day of Classes — Spring 2023
May 1-2: Reading Days
May 3-17: Final Exams — Spring 2023 Semester
May 19: Law Schools Honors and Awards Ceremony
May 20: Law School Commencement Ceremony
June 7: Faculty Grading Deadline for Spring 2023