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Fall 2020
First-Year Orientation Monday, Aug. 10 - Wednesday, Aug. 12
Law Classes Begin Monday, Aug. 17
USD Classes Begin Wednesday, Aug. 19
Add/Drop/Withdraw Deadline Tuesday, Aug. 25
Labor Day Observed - Classes in Session Monday, Sept.7
Native American Day Observed - Classes in Session Monday, Oct. 12
Registration Opens for Spring 2021 Monday, Oct. 19
Veteran's Day Observed - Classes in Session Wednesday, Nov. 11
Last Day of Law Classes Friday, Nov. 20
Reading Days Monday, Nov. 23 - Tuesday. Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, Nov. 25 - Friday, Nov. 27
Law School Final Exams Monday, Nov. 30 - Friday, Dec. 11
Final Grades Due Sunday, Dec. 20 (by 11:59 p.m.)
Spring 2021
Law Classes Begin Wednesday, Jan. 6
USD Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 11
Add/Drop/Withdraw Deadline Friday, Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No Classes Monday, Jan.18
Constructive Monday Wednesday, Jan. 20
President's Day Holiday - No Classes Monday, Feb. 15
Constructive Monday Thursday, Feb.18
Spring Break Monday, March 8 - Friday, March 14
 Registration Opens for Summer/Fall 2021 Monday, March 22
Easter Recess - No Classes Friday, April 2
Last Day of Law Classes Friday, April 23
Law School Final Exams Monday, April 26 - Thursday, May 6
Hooding Ceremony Friday, May 7
USD Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 8
Final Grades Due Wednesday, May 12 (by 11:59 p.m.)
Fall 2021

First-Year Orientation

T-W-Th-, August 3-5

USD Law classes begin

Monday, August 9

Labor Day (no classes)

Monday, September 6

Native American Day Holiday (no classes)

Monday, October 11

Reading Days

Tuesday, October 12-Friday October 15

Veterans Day Holiday (no classes)

Thursday, November 11

Reading Days & Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)

Monday, November 22-26

Final Exams Begin

Monday, November 29

Semester Ends

Wednesday, December 15

Final Calculated Grades due in Banner

Sunday, December 19 by midnight

Spring 2022

USD Law Classes Start

Monday, January 3

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday (no classes)

Monday, January 17

President's Day Holiday (no classes)

Monday, February 21

Reading Week

March 14-18

Easter Recess

Friday, April 15

Final Exams Begin

Tuesday, April 19

Semester Ends

Friday, May 6


Friday, May 6


Saturday, May 7

Final Calculated Grades due in Banner

Tuesday, May 10 by midnight