NOTE: This calendar does not apply to the first-year Evening JD class entering in fall 2023.

Monday, July 17
7:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) - Fall 2023 Priority Registration Begins
Friday, July 21 11:59 PM (PT) - Fall 2023 Priority Registration Ends
Saturday, July 22
12:00 AM (PT) - Fall 2023 Open Registration for All Students Begins
Monday, August 21 Classes Begin
Monday, August 28 11:59 PM (PT) - Deadline to Add a Class (End of Open Registration)
Tuesday, August 29 Drop Only Period Begins (without a "W")
Monday, September 4 Labor Day Holiday Observed - No Classes*
Friday, September 8 11:59 PM (PT) - Deadline to Drop a Class without a "W" (Drop Only Period Ends)
Saturday, September 9 Withdraw Only Period Begins (With a grade of "W")
Tuesday, September 12 Application Receipt Deadline for November 2023 Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
Monday, September 25 Yom Kippur Observed - No Classes
Sunday, October 1 6:00 PM (PT) - Major Legal Writing Graded I Assignments Due
Monday, October 9 First Year Mid-term Examinations**
Monday & Tuesday, October 9 & 10 Open Class Days**
Monday, October 30 Student Course Evaluations Begin
To Be Determined First Day to Apply Online for the February 2023 California Bar Examination
Monday, November 6 7:00 AM (PT) - First Year Elective Course Selection Begins
Friday, November 10 11:00 PM (PT) - First Year Elective Course Selection Ends
Thursday, November 2 or Friday, November 3 November 2023 MPRE
Wednesday, November 15 Last Wednesday Class
Thursday, November 16 Last Thursday Class
Friday, November 17 Last Friday Class
Sunday, November 19 6:00 PM (PT) - Major Legal Writing Graded II Assignments Due
Tuesday, November 21 Last Tuesday Day Class
Wednesday, November 22 Monday Classes Meet
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Holiday Observed - No Classes*
Friday, November 24 Day After Thanksgiving - No Classes*
Monday, November 27 Last Monday Class
Tuesday, November 28 Flex Day for Day and Evening Classes***
Wednesday, November 29 Flex Day for Day and Evening Classes***
Thursday, November 30

Student Course Evaluations End

Thursday, November 30

11:59 PM (PT) - Deadline to Withdraw from a Class

Thursday, November 30 Reading Period Begins
Sunday, December 3 Reading Period Ends
Monday, December 4 First Day of Examination Period
Tuesday, December 19 Last Day of Examination Period
Friday, December 22 Winter Break Begins*


* Administrative offices are closed and auxiliary services are not available. For Library hours/schedule, please go to

** Advanced day and evening students may meet at the faculty member's discretion, and students are required to be available to participate in class-related academic activities, e.g., class session, review, examination. First-year day and evening classes will not meet on open class days as they are designated for first year day and first year evening mid-term examinations.

*** Designated for make-up classes, review sessions, and other such academic activities.