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Mandatory Orientation will take place Monday, Aug. 23 – Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.
It's never too early to plan ahead!
Below is your Academic Calendar for 2021-22. 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.
|Monday, August 23||First Year Orientation Begins - Mandatory|
|Tuesday, August 24||LAWR Classes Begin for 1Ls and LL.M.s|
|Wednesday, September 1||All Upper Level and 1L Doctrinal Classes Begin|
|Monday, September 6||Labor Day - No Classes|
|Monday, September 27||Block 1 Ends|
|Tuesday, September 28||Block 2 Begins|
|Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22||Make-up, Study and Review Week – No Regularly Scheduled Classes *|
|Monday, November 1||Block 2 Ends|
|Tuesday, November 2||Block 3 Begins|
|Friday, November 12||LAWR I ends for First year students |
|Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26||Thanksgiving Break|
|Friday, December 3||Block 3 Ends – Last Day of Classes|
|Saturday, December 4 – Sunday, December 5||Reading Days|
|Monday, December 6 – Friday, December 17||Final Exams|
|Saturday, December 18||Winter Recess Begins|
|Friday, January 14, 2022||Fall Grades Due|
* Students are required to be available during this week for academic and other obligations including, but not limited to, journals, clinics, practica, meetings with advisors, mandatory LAWR sessions, and other out-of-class sessions with professors. Professors may schedule makeup classes on Monday, October 18, and Tuesday, October 19.
|Monday, January 3||Block 4 Courses Begin - Upper Division Students|
|Tuesday, January 11||LAWR II Begins - First year students|
|Monday, January 17||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes|
|Wednesday, January 26||Last Day of Bridge; Block 4 Ends|
|Thursday, January 27||Reading Day|
|Friday, January 28||Bridge Exams; LAWR II continues for 1Ls|
|Friday, February 4||Bridge Grades Due|
|Monday, January 31||All Spring Classes Begin/Block 5; Spring LAWR II Schedule Begins|
|Friday, February 25||Block 5 Ends|
|Monday, February 28||Block 6 Begins|
|Monday, March 21 - Friday March 26||Spring Recess – No Classes|
|Friday, April 1||LAWR II ends for First year students; Block 6 Ends|
|Monday, April 4||Block 7 Begins|
|Friday, April 29||Last Day of Classes – Block 7 Ends|
|Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1||Reading Days|
|Monday, May 2 - Friday May 13||Final Exams|
|Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15||Commencement – Exact date and time TBD|
|Wednesday, June 1||Spring Grades Due|
|Monday, May 17||Classes Begin|
|Monday, May 31|
Memorial Day - No Classes
|Monday, June 28||Last Day of Class|
|Tuesday, June 29||Reading Day|
|Wednesday, June 30||Final Exams|