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
    January 2022
    1/18/2022Law classes begin
    March 2022
    3/14/2022Spring break begins
    3/21/2022Classes resume
    April 2022
    4/22/2022Last day of law classes
    4/23/2022Reading day
    May 2022
    4/25/2022First day of law final examinations
    5/6/2022Last day of law final examinations
    5/14/2022School of Law Hooding Ceremony
    5/15/2022Commencement
    5/16/2022Upper-level first summer session - Classes begin
    5/19/2022 - 5/23/2022Summer starters - Orientation/Lawyering Skills classes (Thursday, 5/19; Friday, 5/20; Monday, 5/23)
    5/24/2022Summer starters - Classes begin
    5/30/2022Memorial Day - upper-level classes will meet; first-year classes will not meet
    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 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