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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dedman School of Law: Academic Calendar



Fall Term 2019

August 19, Monday: Classes begin

August 23, Friday: Last day to enroll, add a course or drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term

August 30, Friday: Last day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply). Last day to withdraw from the University without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies). See Bursar’s website for more information.

September 2, Monday: University Holiday, Labor Day

October 29, Tuesday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required. 

November 25, Monday: Classes end; Last day to drop a course or withdraw from University with a grade of “W”. (Permission from instructor)

November 26, Tuesday: Reading Day

November 27, Wednesday: No classes

November 28–29, Thursday–Friday: University Holidays, Thanksgiving

December 2, Monday: Reading Day

December 3, Tuesday: Examinations begin

December 13, Friday: Examinations end

December 21, Saturday: Official close of term, degree conferral date and December Commencement Convocation

December 23–January 1, Monday-Wednesday: University Holidays, Winter Break

Spring Term 2020

January 9, Thursday: Classes begin

January 15, Wednesday: Last day to enroll, add a course or drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term

January 20, Monday: University Holiday, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 23, Thursday: Last day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply).  Last day to withdraw from the University without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies). See Bursar’s website for more information.

March 16–20, Monday–Friday: Spring Break

March 26, Thursday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required. 

April 10, Friday: University Holiday, Good Friday

April 23, Thursday: Follow Monday class schedule

April 24, Friday: Classes end; Last day to drop a course or withdraw from University with a grade of “W”. (Permission from Instructor)

April 27, Monday: Reading Day

April 28, Tuesday: Examinations begin

May 8, Friday: Examinations end

May 16, Saturday: Official close of term, degree conferral date, Commencement Convocation and Dedman School of Law Hooding Ceremony

May Term 2020

May 11, Monday: Classes begin

May 12, Tuesday: Last day to add any hours to your schedule; last day to drop without receiving a grade of “W”

May 25, Monday: University Holiday, Memorial Day

May 31, Sunday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required. 

June 9, Tuesday: Classes end; Last day to drop a course or withdraw from University with a grade of “W”. (Permission from instructor)

June 10 - 11, Wednesday-Thursday: Reading Days

June 12, Friday: Final Exams

Summer Term 2020

May 18, Monday: Classes begin

May 21, Thursday: Last day to add any hours to your schedule; last day to drop without receiving a grade of “W

May 25, Monday: University Holiday, Memorial Day

June 20, Saturday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required. 

July 3, Friday: University Holiday, Independence Day

July 6, Monday: Classes end; Last day to drop a course or withdraw from University with a grade of “W”. (Permission from instructor)

July 7, Tuesday: Reading Day

July 8, Wednesday: Examinations begin

July 10, Friday: Examinations end

August 4, Tuesday: Official close of term and degree conferral date

August Term 2020

Each August Term course may have unique start and end dates within the August 3-13 term to accommodate the particular needs of the course.

August 3, Monday: Classes begin

August 3, Monday:  Last day to add any hours to your schedule; last day to drop without recieving a grade of “W

August 10, Monday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required.

August 11, Tuesday: Classes end; last day to drop a course or withdraw from University with a grade of “W”. (Permission from instructor.)

August 12, Wednesday: Reading Day

August 13, Thursday: Final Exams

Major Religious Holidays

Listing of religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy, Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities and Religious Holidays. For religious holidays not listed, the instructor or supervisor may contact the Office of the Chaplain.

Christian

Christmas: December 25, 2019

Good Friday: April 10, 2020

Easter Sunday: April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday (Orthodox): April 19, 2020

Hindu

Janmashtami: August 23, 2019

Dasera: October 7, 2019

Diwali: October 27, 2019

Jewish*

Rosh Hashanah: September 30, 2019

Yom Kippur: October 9, 2019

Sukkot/Simchat Torah: October 14-15, 2019

Hanukkah: December 23, 2019

Purim: March 10, 2020

Pesach (Passover): April 9-10, 2020

Shavuot: May 29, 2020

Muslim

Eid al-Adha: August 12, 2019

Islamic New Year: August 31, 2019

Ashura: September 10, 2019

Mawlid an-Nabi: November 10, 2019

Ramadan: April 24, 2020

Eid al-Fitr: May 24, 2020

* All holidays begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown on the day(s) noted.

For Payment Due Dates, see the SMU Bursar website. Offices of the University will be closed September 2, 2019; November 28-29, 2019; December 23, 2019–January 1, 2020; January 20, 2020; April 10, 2020; May 25, 2020 and July 3, 2020.