Academic Calendar


Overview

KU Law's academic calendar includes semester start and end dates, exam dates and academic breaks.

The Office of the University Registrar posts approved academic calendars for future years, which includes academic breaks through 2025-26. Please note that the semester start/end dates and finals dates listed on that calendar do not apply to the law school.

 




    KU Law Academic Calendar

    KU Law Academic Calendar
    DateEvent
    June 2022
    6/14/2022Upper-level first summer session - Classes end
    6/15/2022Upper-level first summer session - Reading day
    6/16/2022 - 6/17/2022Upper-level first summer session - Exams
    6/17/2022Summer starter first summer session - Classes end
    6/18/2022Summer starter first summer session - Reading day
    6/20/2022 and 6/22/2022Summer starter first summer session - Exams
    6/20/2022Upper-level second summer session - Classes begin
    6/23/2022Summer starter second summer session - Classes begin
    July 2022
    7/4/2022Fourth of July holiday - No classes
    7/18/2022Summer starter second summer session - Classes end
    7/19/2022Summer starter second summer session - Reading day
    7/19/2022Upper-level second summer session - Classes end
    7/20/2022Upper-level second summer session - Reading day
    7/21/2022 - 7/22/2022Upper-level second summer session - Exams
    7/20/2022 and 7/22/2022Summer starter second summer session - Exams
    August 2022
    8/18/2022 - 8/24/2022First-year Orientation/Lawyering Skills classes for fall starters
    8/22/2022 - 8/24/2022First-year Orientation/Lawyering Skills classes for both fall and summer starters
    8/24/20222L/3L Orientation
    8/25/2022Classes begin
    September 2022
    9/5/2022Labor Day holiday - no classes
    October 2022
    10/8/2022Fall Break begins - no classes
    10/12/2022Law classes resume
    November 2022
    11/23/2022Thanksgiving recess begins - no classes
    11/28/2022Classes resume
    11/30/2022Last day of fall classes
    December 2022
    12/1/2022Constructive day for MTW classes
    12/2/2022Reading day
    12/5/2022First day of final examinations
    12/16/2022Last day of final examinations
    12/17/2022Winter recess begins
    January 2023
    1/17/2023Classes begin
    March 2023
    3/13/2023Spring break begins - no classes
    3/20/2023Law classes resume
    April 2023
    4/21/2023Last day of spring law classes
    4/22/2023Reading day
    4/24/2023First day of final examinations
    May 2023
    5/5/2023Last day of final examinations
    5/13/2023KU Law Hooding Ceremony
    5/14/2023University Commencement Ceremony