Loyola University Chicago


School of Law

Academic Calendar

Please be advised that the start/end dates of a semester are subject to change until the final schedule is posted on LOCUS by the University Registrar.

Spring 2016 calendar

Dec.–Jan. 31–1 New Year's Holiday—Offices Closed
January 15 First Friday Classes
January 16 First Saturday Classes
January 18 Martin Luther King Holiday—No Classes, Offices Closed Make-up: Friday, January 22
January 19 First Tuesday Class
January 20 First Wednesday Class
January 21 First Thursday Class
January 22 First Monday Class—All Monday classes in session at their regular meeting times on Fri. Jan 22
January 25 Second Monday Class
February 8-12  Prospective Fall 2016 Juris Doctor Graduates file for graduation.
February 12 Last day to withdraw from a class with the grade of "W"
February 15 DEADLINE: Illinois Bar Exam July Application (3L/4L only) 
February 24 Summer Registration: S.J.D., DLaw, LL.M.,M.J.; Current 2nd/3rd year FT/PT JD (Prospective 3L/4L FT/PT)
February 25 Summer Registration: Current 1st-year FT/PT JD (Prospective 2L FT/PT)
February 26 Summer Registration: All others (Transfer and Visiting
March 6–13 Spring Break—No Classes
March 14 Classes Resume
March 25 No Classes, Offices Closed
March 26 No Classes
March 29 Fall Registration: LL.M.,M.J.,S.J.D., & DLaw; Current 2nd/3rd-year PT JD (Prospective 3L/4L PT)
March 30 Fall Registration: Current 2nd-year FT JD (Prospective 3L FT)
March 31 Fall Registration: Current 1st-year PT JD (Prospective 2L PT)
April 1 Fall Registration: Current 1st-year PT & FT JD (Prospective 2L FT)
April 4 Fall Registration: All others (Transfer and Visiting)
April 25 Last Monday Classes
April 26 Last Tuesday Classes
April 27 Last Wednesday Classes
April 28 Last Thursday Classes
April 30 Last Saturday Classes
May 2 Last Friday Classes
May 3 Study/Makeup Day
May 4–12 Final Examinations
May 21 Commencement Ceremony
May 30 Memorial Day-No Classes, Offices Closed

Fall 2016 Calendar

August 18–19 Orientation—1st year Full-Time and Part-Time Students
August 20 First Day of all Saturday classes
August 20-29 Late Registration/Change of Registration –Only days to add a class and to withdraw from a class with “EC” (Erase Course)
August 22 First Day of all other classes
September 5 Labor Day—No Classes, Offices Closed
September 19 - October 14 Prospective May 2017 graduates file for graduation
October 31 All GLS students (LLM, MJ, SJD, DLaw)
October 31 Third and Fourth Year PT JD
November 1 Third Year FT JD
November 2 Second Year PT JD
November 3 Second Year FT JD
November 4 First Year PT JD
November 4 First Year FT JD
November 5 All Others (Transfer and Visiting)
November 19 Last day of Saturday classes
November 22 Last day of Tuesday classes
November 23 Last day of Wednesday classes
November 24–27 Thanksgiving Recess—No classes, Offices Closed
November 28 Last day of Monday classes
November 29 Last day of Thursday classes (will meet on Tuesday, November 29)
November 30 Last day Friday classes (will meet on Wednesday, November 30)
December 1 Study/Makeup Day
December 2 Study/Makeup Day
December 5–15 Final Examinations
December 24–25 Christmas Holiday—Offices Closed