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 Semesters

Fall 2022

Tuesday, August 23 LAWR Classes Begin (1Ls and transfers)
Wednesday, August 31 All Upper Level and 1L Doctrinal Classes Begin
Monday, September 5 Labor Day - No Classes
Monday, September 26 Block 1 Ends
Tuesday, September 27 Block 2 Begins
Tuesday, October 18 – Friday, October 21 Make-up, Study and Review Week – No Regularly Scheduled Classes *
Monday, October 31 Block 2 Ends
Tuesday, November 1 Block 3 Begins
Wednesday, November 23 – Friday, November 25 Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 2 Block 3 Ends – Last Day of Classes
Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 4 Reading Days
Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16 Final Exams
Saturday, December 17 Winter Recess Begins
Friday, January 13, 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 Tuesday, October 18, and Wednesday, October 19.

Upcoming Semesters

Bridge 2023

Tuesday, January 3 Block 4 Courses Begin - Upper Division Students
Tuesday, January 10 LAWR II Begins - First year students
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes
Monday, January 30 Last Day of Bridge; Block 4 Ends
Tuesday, January 31 Reading Day
Wednesday, February 1 - Friday, February 3 Bridge Exams; LAWR II continues for 1Ls
Friday, February 10 Bridge Grades Due

Spring 2023

Monday, February 6 All Spring Classes Begin/Block 5; Spring LAWR II Schedule Begins
Friday, March 3 Block 5 Ends
Monday, March 6 Block 6 Begins
Monday, March 20 - Friday March 24 Spring Recess – No Classes
Friday, April 7 Block 6 Ends; LAWR II ends for First year
students
Monday, April 10 Block 7 Begins
Friday, May 5 Last Day of Classes – Block 7 Ends
Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7 Reading Days
Monday, May 8 - Friday May 19 Final Exams
Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21 Commencement (TBD)
Thursday, June 1 Spring Grades Due

Past Semesters

Summer 2022

Monday, May 16 Classes Begin
Monday, May 30

Memorial Day - No Classes

Monday, June 27 Last Day of Class
Tuesday, June 28 Reading Day
Wednesday, June 29 Final Exams

Past Academic Calendars