Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar contains key dates, including the start and end dates of classes, holidays, reading days, and exam days. The Academic Year begins in Summer.

The University at Buffalo academic calendar is set by the Faculty Senate and University President. Dates may change at their discretion.

Current Semester

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

Commencement

Wednesday, June 3

Spring Grades Due

Upcoming Semesters

Summer 2020

Monday, May 18

Classes begin

Monday, May 25

No Classes – Memorial Day

Monday, June 29

Last Day of Class

Tuesday, June 30

Reading Day

Wednesday, July 1

Final Exams

Fall 2020

Monday, August 24

First Year Orientation Begins- Mandatory

Tuesday, August 25

LAWR Classes Begin (1L and LLM)

Wednesday, September 2

All Upper Level and 1L Doctrinal Classes Begin

Monday, September 7

No Classes- Labor Day

Monday, September 28

Block 1 Ends

Tuesday, September 29

Block 2 Begins

Tuesday, October 13 – Friday, October 16

Make-up, Study and Review Days – No Regularly Scheduled Classes*

Monday, November 2

Block 2 Ends

Tuesday, November 3

Block 3 begins

Wednesday, November 25 – Friday, November 27

Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 4

Block 3 Ends – Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 5 – Sunday, December 6

Reading Days

Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 18

Final Exams

Saturday, December 19

Winter Recess Begins

Friday, January 15

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 make-up classes on Tuesday, October 13th, and Wednesday, October 14th. 

Bridge 2020

Monday, January 4

Block 4 Courses Begin - Upper Division Students

Tuesday, January 12

LAWR II Begins- First year students

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Classes

Wednesday, January 27

Last Day of Bridge/Block 4 ends

Thursday, January 28

Reading Day

Friday, January 29

Bridge Exams; LAWR II continues for first-year students

Friday, February 5

Bridge Grades Due

Spring 2021

Monday, February 1

All Spring Classes Begin/Block 5; Spring LAWR II schedule begins

Friday, February 26

Block 5 ends

Monday, March 1

Block 6 begins

Monday, March 15 - Friday March 19

Spring Recess- No Classes

Friday, April 2

Block 6 ends; LAWR II ends for First year students

Monday, April 5

Block 7 begins

Friday, April 30

Last Day of Classes – Block 7 ends

Saturday, May 1 – Sunday, May 2

Reading Days

Monday, May 3 - Friday May 14

Final Exams

Thursday, May 13 – Sunday, May 16

Commencement – Date/Time TBD

Wednesday, June 2

Spring Grades Due

Past Semesters

2019-20

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

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

Summer 2019

Monday, May 20

Classes Begin

Monday, May 27

No Classes – Memorial Day

Monday, July 1

Last Day of Class

Tuesday, July 2

Reading Day

Wednesday, July 3

Final Exams

Past Academic Calendars

2018-2019

Summer 2018

Monday, May 21 Classes Begin
Monday, July 2 Last Day of Class
Tuesday, July 3 Reading Day
Thursday, July 5-Friday, July 6 Final Exams

Fall 2018

Monday, August 20

First Year Orientation Begins- Mandatory

Monday, August 27

Block 1/All Classes Begin

Monday, September 3

No Classes- Labor Day

Monday, September 24

Block 1 Ends

Tuesday, September 25

Block 2 Begins

Monday, October 15 – Friday, October 19

Study and Review Week – No Scheduled Classes*

  * 1L students are required to be available during this week to meet with advisors and for midterm review sessions with professors.

Monday, October 29

Block 2 Ends

Tuesday, October 30

Block 3 begins

Wednesday, November 21 - Friday November 23

Thanksgiving Break- No Classes

Friday, November 30

Block 3 Ends-Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 1 – Monday, December 3

Reading Days

Tuesday, December 4 - Friday, December 14

Final Exams

December 15

Winter Recess Begins

Friday, Jan 11, 2018 Fall Grades Due

Bridge 2019

Wednesday, January 2

Block 4 Courses Begin - Upper Division Students

Tuesday, January 8

LAWR II Begins- First year students

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Classes

Tuesday, January 29

Last Day of Bridge Classes/Block 4 ends

Wednesday, January 30

Reading Day

Thursday, January 31– Friday, February 1

Bridge Exams; LAWR II continues for first-year students

Friday, February 8 Bridge Grades Due

Spring 2019

Monday, February 4

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

Friday, March 1

Block 5 Ends

Monday, March 4

Block 6 Begins

Monday, March 18 - Friday March 22

Spring Recess - No Classes

Friday, April 5

Block 6 Ends - LAWR II Ends for first year students

Monday, April 8

Block 7 Begins

Friday, May 3

Last Day of Classes - Block 7 Ends

Saturday, May 4 – Monday, May 6

Reading Days

Tuesday, May 7 - Friday May 17

Final Exams

Sunday, May 19

Commencement

Wednesday, June 5

Spring Grades Due