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.

Upcoming Semesters

Spring 2021

Updated Mar. 17, 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

Friday, March 26 Block 6 ends

Monday, March 29

Block 7 begins

Friday, April 2

LAWR II ends for First year students

Friday, April 23

Last Day of Classes – Block 7 ends

Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, May 2

Reading Days

Monday, May 3 - Friday May 14

Final Exams

Sunday, May 16 - 3:00

Commencement

Wednesday, June 2

Spring Grades Due

Past Semesters

Bridge 2021

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

Fall 2020

Monday, August 24

First Year Orientation Begins- Mandatory

Tuesday, August 25

1L LAWR Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 2

All Upper Level and 1L Doctrinal Classes Begin
Monday, September 7 Labor Day - Classes will be held
Friday, September 25

Block 1 Ends

Friday, October 23

Block 2 Ends

Monday, October 26

Block 3 begins

Tuesday, November 24 Block 3 Ends – Last Day of Classes

Wednesday, November 25 – Friday, November 27

Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 28 – Sunday, December 6

Reading Days/Review Days *

Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 18

Final Exams – All exams held remote

Saturday, December 19

Winter Recess Begins

Friday, January 8

Fall Grades Due

* Professors may schedule individual, class, and group review sessions online.

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

Past Academic Calendars