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Fall Semester – 2016

Required Orientation for 1L/ Transfer Students Wednesday - Friday, August 10 - 12 & Monday, August 15

First Day of Instruction

Wednesday, August 17 (in lieu of one Monday)

Note: Wednesday, August 17, is the first meeting for all Monday classes.
This covers the Labor Day Holiday.

Last Day for Add/Drop Friday, September 2
Labor Day Holiday (Campus Closed)             Monday, September 5
Inauguration of Daniele C. Struppa, Chapman University's thirteenth President Friday, September 30
Last Day of Instruction Wednesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed) Thursday - Friday, November 24 – 25
Reading Period  Monday - Sunday, November 28 - December 4
Reading Period First Year Students Monday - Tuesday, November 28 - December 6
Final Examinations Monday - Friday, December 5 – 16
University Winter Break (Campus Closed) Friday - Monday, December 23 – January 2

Before dropping a course or withdrawing visit the Law School Tuition Refund Schedule 

Spring Semester – 2017

First Day of Instruction Monday, January 9
Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed)     Monday, January 16
Last Day for Add/Drop Friday, January 20
Spring Break Holiday (Law School Closed) Monday – Friday, Mar 6 - 10 
Last Day of Instruction Monday, April 24
Reading Period Tuesday - Sunday, April 25 - 30
Reading Period First Year Students Tuesday - Tuesday, April 25 - May 2
Final Examinations Monday – Friday, May 1 - 12
Commencement Friday, May 19 (tentative)
Memorial Day Holiday (Campus Closed)  Monday, May 29

Before dropping a course or withdrawing visit the Law School Tuition Refund Schedule 

Summer Semester – 2017

First Day of Instruction Tuesday, May 30
Last Day for Add/Drop Tuesday, June 6
Independence Day (Campus Closed) Tuesday, July 4
Last Day of Instruction Friday, July 14
Reading Period Monday - Friday, July 17 - 21
Final Examinations Monday - Friday, July 24 - 28

Before dropping a course or withdrawing visit the Law School Tuition Refund Schedule 

Fall Semester – 2017

Required Orientation for 1L/Transfer Students Tuesday - Friday, August 15 - 18 (tentative)
First Day of Instruction Monday, August 21
Last Day for Add/Drop Friday, August 25
Labor Day Holiday (Campus Closed) Monday, September 4
Last Day of Instruction Wednesday, November 29
Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed) Thursday - Friday, November 23 - 24
Reading Period Thursday - Monday, November 30 - December 4
Reading Period First Year Students Thursday - Tuesday, November 30 - December 5
Final Examinations Tuesday - Friday, December 5 - 15

University Winter Break (Campus Closed) Friday - Tuesday, December 22 - January 2
Before dropping a course or withdrawing visit the Law School Tuition Refund Schedule

Spring Semester – 2018

First Day of Instruction Monday, January 8
Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed) Monday, January 15
Last Day for Add/Drop Friday, January 12
Spring Break Holiday (Law School Closed) Monday - Friday, February 26 - March 2
Last Day of Instruction Monday, April 23
Reading Period Tuesday - Sunday, April 24 - 29 
Reading Period First Year Students Tuesday - Tuesday, April 24 - May 1
Final Examinations Monday - Friday, April 30 - May 11

Commencement Friday, May 18 (tentative)
Memorial Day Holiday (Campus Closed) Monday, May 28

Before dropping a course or withdrawing visit the Law School Tuition Refund Schedule

Summer Semester – 2018

First Day of Instruction Monday, June 4
Last Day for Add/Drop Friday, June 8
Independence Day (Campus Closed) Wednesday, July 4
Last Day of Instruction Wednesday, July 18
Reading Period Thursday - Sunday, July 19 - 22
Final Examinations Monday - Friday, July 23 - August 3

Before dropping a course or withdrawing visit the Law School Tuition Refund Schedule