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.

Spring 2018
Jan. 3 University open
Jan. 8 Spring classes begin
Jan. 12 Last day to drop or add a class
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; university closed
Feb. 27 Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
March 12-16 Spring Break; no classes
April 4-5 Summer registration opens
April 10 Evaluations open on PAWS
April 11-12 Fall registration opens
April 23 Last day of regular classes; extra Monday to make up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 24 Makeup classes
April 25 Makeup classes
April 26-27 Reading Days/Evaluations close on PAWS
April 28-May 10 Examinations
May 11 Hooding Ceremony
June 5 Spring grades due
June 22 Official Spring Graduation Date
June 25 Letters to Georgia Bar for spring graduates
Summer 2018
May 21 Summer classes begin
May 28 Memorial Day; university closed
June 13 Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
June 26 Evaluations open on PAWS
July 4 Independence Day; university closed
July 9 Extra Monday to make up for Memorial Day
July 10 Last day of classes and extra day to make up for Independence Day
July 11 Makeup classes
July 12 Reading Day/Evaluations close on PAWS
July 13-23 Examinations
July 31 Summer grades due (This date may be adjusted depending on summer graduation)
Fall 2018
Aug. 8-10 Orientation and classes begin for first-year students
Aug. 13 Fall classes begin for all students
Sept. 3 Labor Day; university closed
Oct. 10 Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
Nov. 6 Evaluations open on PAWS
Nov. 7-8 Spring Registration Opens
Nov. 19-23 Thanksgiving Break; no classes; university open
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving Break; university closed
Nov. 26 Last day of classes; extra Monday to make up for Labor Day
Nov. 27 Makeup classes
Nov. 28 Reading Day/Evaluations close on PAWS
Nov. 29-Dec. 13 Examinations
Dec. 24-Jan. 4
Winter break; university closed
Jan. 9 Fall semester grades due
Jan. 25 Official fall graduation date
Jan. 28 Letters to Georgia Bar for fall graduates
Spring 2019
Jan. 7
University open
Jan. 14
Spring classes begin
Jan. 18 Last day to drop or add a class
Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day; university closed
March 5
Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
March 18-24 Spring Break; no classes
April 3-4 Summer registration opens
April 9 Evaluations open on PAWS
April 10-11 Fall registration opens
April 22 Last day of regular classes; extra Monday to make up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 23 Makeup classes
April 24 Reading Day/Evaluations close on PAWS
April 25-May 9 Examinations
May 10 Hooding Ceremony
June 4 Spring grades due
June 21 Official Spring Graduation Date
June 24 Letters to Georgia Bar for spring graduates
Summer 2019
May 20 Summer classes begin
May 27 Memorial Day; university closed
June 14 Midpoint (nonhardship withdrawal deadline)
June 25 Evaluations open on PAWS
July 4 Independence Day; university closed
July 8 Extra Monday to make up for Memorial Day
July 9 Last day of classes and extra day to make up for Independence Day
July 10 Makeup classes
July 11 Reading Day/Evaluations close on PAWS
July 13-23 Examinations
July 30 Summer grades due (This date may be adjusted depending on summer graduation)