Georgia State Law operates on a different academic calendar than the university, with two regular academic semesters and one summer mini-semester each year. For this reason, law students are advised to use this calendar. More detailed calendar information regarding registration, fee deadlines, etc., is provided preceding each academic term. Contact the College of Law for more information.

Summer 2015
May 25 Memorial Day; university closed
May 26 Summer Classes Begin
June 17 Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
June 29 Evaluations Open on PAWS
July 3 Independence Day Holiday; university closed
July 13 Extra Monday to make up for Memorial Day
July 14 Last day of classes and extra day to make up for Independence Day (July 8 is a Tuesday. The last Friday and Wednesday/Friday classes are held today)
July 15 Makeup Classes
July 16 Reading Day/Evaluations Close on PAWS
July 17-27 Examinations
Aug. 3 Summer Grades Due
Fall 2015
Aug. 10-14 Orientation and classes begin for first-year students
Aug. 17 Fall classes begin for returning students
Sept. 7 Labor Day; university closed
Oct. 13 Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
Nov. 10 Evaluations open on PAWS
Nov. 23-25 No Classes; university open
Nov. 26-28 Thanksgiving Break; university closed
Nov. 30 Last day of classes and extra Monday to make up for Labor Day.
Dec. 1 Makeup Classes
Dec. 2 Reading Day/Evaluations close on PAWS
Dec. 3-16 Examinations
Dec. 19 — Jan. 3 Winter Break; university closed
Jan. 19 Fall grades due
Jan. 29 Official Fall Graduation Date
Feb. 1 Letters to State Bar of Georgia
Spring 2016
Jan. 6-9 AALS in New York
Jan. 11 Spring classes begin
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; university closed
March 1 Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
March 14-20 Spring break; no classes
April 12 Evaluations open on PAWS
April 25 Last day of classes and extra Monday to make up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 26 Makeup Classes
April 27 Reading Day/Evaluations close on PAWS
April 28-May 12 Examinations
May 13 College of Law Commencement
June 13 Spring grades due
June 24 Official Spring Graduation Date for Law
June 27 Letters to State Bar of Georgia for spring graduates
Summer 2016
May 23 Summer classes begin
May 30 Memorial Day; university closed
June 15 Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
June 28 Evaluations open on PAWS
July 4 Independence Day; university closed
July 11 Extra Monday to make up for Memorial Day
July 12 Last day of classes and extra day to make up for Independence Day
July 13 Makeup Classes
July 14 Reading Day/Evaluations close on PAWS
July 15-25 Examinations
Aug. 1 Summer grades due (This date may be adjusted depending on summer graduation)