Academic and Legislative Calendars

UNM Office of the Registrar

2022-23 Academic Calendar

Summer 2022

Summer 2022 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
May 18WednesdayClinic and Externship classes begin
May 30MondayMemorial Day (UNM Closed/No classes)
June 6MondayLaw classes begin
July 1FridayIndependence Day Observed (UNM Closed/No classes)
July 4MondayIndependence Day (UNM Closed/No classes)
July 29FridayLast day of classes

Summer course start and end dates vary. For these particular dates, see the UNM School of Law online Schedule of Classes at:http://lawschool.unm.edu/academics/schedules/index.html

Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
August 17-19Wednesday-FridayFirst-Year Law Student (1L) Mandatory Orientation
August 22MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 5MondayLabor Day (No Classes)
October 10-11Monday-Tuesday1L Midterm Exams
October 13-14Thursday-Friday

Fall Break (No Classes/UNM Open)

November 24-25Thursday-Friday

Thanksgiving Vacation (UNM Closed/No Classes)

November 28-December 2Monday-FridayLegislative Days. See Legislative Calendar for details (Make-up days for classes missed due to Holidays/Breaks).
December 2FridayLast day of classes
December 5-6Monday-TuesdayReading Period
December 7-16Wednesday-FridayFinal Examination Period
December 16/17Friday/SaturdayUNM Main Campus Commencement

Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
January 11WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 16MondayMartin Luther King Day (UNM Closed/No Classes)
March 12-19Sunday-SundaySpring Break (No Classes/UNM Open)
April 26WednesdayLegislative Day (Make-up day for classes missed due to Martin Luther King Day Holiday)
April 26WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 27-28Thursday-FridayReading Period
May 1-May 12Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 13SaturdaySchool of Law Convocation
May 13SaturdayUNM Main CampusCommencement

NOTE: All Examination periods are an integral part of the academic calendar. Students are expected to be available to sit for examinations during the designated period. As various unforeseen circumstances may occur during any exam period, DO NOT make travel or other plans prior to the end dates of the semester examination schedule.

2023-24 Academic Calendar

Summer 2023

Summer 2023 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
May 17WednesdayClinic and Externship classes begin
May 29MondayMemorial Day (UNM Closed/No classes)
June 6MondayLaw classes begin
July 4TuesdayIndependence Day (UNM Closed/No classes)
July 28FridayLast day of classes

Summer course start and end dates vary beginning in mid-May. Please see the "Duration" noted below each course for the applicable start/end dates on the online Summer Schedule of Classes at:http://lawschool.unm.edu/academics/schedules/index.html

Fall 2023

Fall 2023 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
August 16-18Wednesday-FridayFirst-Year Law Student (1L) Mandatory Orientation
August 21MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 4MondayLabor Day (No Classes)
October 9-10Monday-Tuesday1L Midterm Exams
October 12-13Thursday-Friday

Fall Break (No Classes/UNM Open)

November 23-24Thursday-Friday

Thanksgiving Vacation (UNM Closed/No Classes)

November 27-December 1Monday-FridayLegislative Days. See Legislative Calendar for details (Make-up days for classes missed due to Holidays/Breaks).
December 1FridayLast day of classes
December 4-5Monday-TuesdayReading Period
December 6-15Wednesday-FridayFinal Examination Period
December 15/16Friday/SaturdayUNM Main Campus Commencement

Spring 2024

Spring 2024 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
January 10WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 15MondayMartin Luther King Day (UNM Closed/No Classes)
March 10-17Sunday-SundaySpring Break (No Classes/UNM Open)
April 24WednesdayLegislative Day (Make-up day for classes missed due to Martin Luther King Day Holiday)
April 24WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 25-26Thursday-FridayReading Period
April 29-May 10Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 11SaturdaySchool of Law Convocation
May 11SaturdayUNM Main CampusCommencement

NOTE: All Examination periods are an integral part of the academic calendar. Students are expected to be available to sit for examinations during the designated period. As various unforeseen circumstances may occur during any exam period, DO NOT make travel or other plans prior to the end dates of the semester examination schedule.

2022-23 Legislative Days

The Law School schedules Legislative Days as make-up days to compensate for class days missed due to breaks/holidays. These Legislative Days are scheduled during the last week of the fall and spring semesters.

Fall 2022

Three holidays occur during the Fall 2022 semester:

Fall 2022 Holiday/Breaks
HolidayDate

Labor Day

Monday, September 5

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 13 & 14

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 24-25

Fall 2022 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
November 28MondayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday.
November 29TuesdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Break Day October 13.
November 30WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Break Day October 14.
December 1ThursdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 24.
December 2FridayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 25. (Last day for classes)

Spring 2023

One holiday observance occurs during the Spring 2023 semester:

Spring 2023 Holiday/Breaks
HolidayDate

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 16

Spring 2023 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
April 26WednesdayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (Last day for classes)

2023-24 Legislative Days

The Law School schedules Legislative Days as make-up days to compensate for class days missed due to breaks/holidays. These Legislative Days are scheduled during the last weeks of the fall and spring semesters befor the final exam period.

Fall 2023

Three holidays occur during the Fall 2023 semester:

Fall 2023 Holiday/Breaks
HolidayDate

Labor Day

Monday, September 4

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 12 & 13

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 23-24

Fall 2023 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
November 27MondayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday.
November 28TuesdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of Fall Break October 12.
November 29WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Break Day Tuesday October 13.
November 30ThursdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 23.
December 1FridayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 24. (Last day for classes)

Spring 2024

One holiday observance occurs during the Spring 2024 semester:

Spring 2024 Holiday/Breaks
HolidayDate

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 15

Spring 2024 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
April 24WednesdayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15. (Last day for classes)