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It's never too early to plan ahead!

Below is your Academic Calendar for 2019-20. You can also download a printable version to keep by your desk.

Keep in mind that the University at Buffalo academic calendar is set by the Faculty Senate and University President. Dates may change at their discretion. If you have questions about the Academic Calendar, please contact the Office of Records, Registration, & Financial Aid.

Fall 2019

Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23

First Year Orientation Begins- Mandatory

Monday, August 26

All Classes Begin

Monday, September 2

No Classes- Labor Day

Monday, September 23

Block 1 Ends

Tuesday, September 24

Block 2 Begins

Monday, October 14 – Friday, October 18

Study and Review Week – No Scheduled Classes* * Students are required to be available during this week for academic and other obligations including meetings with 1L advisors, journals, clinics, practica, and other out-of-class sessions with professors.

Monday, October 28

Block 2 Ends

Tuesday, October 29

Block 3 Begins

Tuesday, November 26

Block 3 Ends – Last Day of Classes

Wednesday, November 27 – Friday, November 29

Thanksgiving Break - No Classes

Saturday, November 30 – Sunday, December 1

Reading Days

Monday, December 2 - Friday, December 13

Final Exams

Saturday, December 14

Winter Recess Begins

Friday, January 10

Fall Grades Due

Bridge 2020

Thursday, January 2

Block 4 Courses Begin - Upper Division Students

Tuesday, January 7

LAWR II Begins - First year students

Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes

Wednesday, January 29

Last Day of Bridge - Block 4 Ends

Thursday, January 30

Reading Day

Friday, January 31

Bridge Exams - LAWR II continues for first year students

Friday, February 7

Bridge Grades Due

Spring 2020

Monday, February 3

All Spring Classes Begin/Block 5 - Spring LAWR II Schedule Begins

Friday, February 28

Block 5 Ends

Monday, March 2

Block 6 Begins

Monday, March 16 - Friday March 20

Spring Recess- No Classes

Friday, April 3

Block 6 Ends; LAWR II Ends for first year students

Monday, April 6

Block 7 Begins

Friday, May 1

Last Day of Classes - Block 7 Ends

Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3

Reading Days

Monday, May 4 - Friday May 15

Final Exams

Sunday, May 17  - 3:00pm


Wednesday, June 3

Spring Grades Due