Academic and Legislative Calendars

UNM Office of the Registrar

2021-22 Academic Calendar

Summer 2021

Summer 2021 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
May 19WednesdayClinic and Externship classes begin
May 31MondayMemorial Day (No classes)
June 7MondayLaw Classes Begin
July 5ThursdayIndependence Day (observed - no classes)
July 30FridayLast day of classes

Individual summer course start and end dates may 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 2021

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
August 18-20Wednesday -FridayFirst-Year Law Student (1L) Mandatory Orientation
August 23MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 6MondayLabor Day (No Classes)
October 11-12Monday-Tuesday1L Midterm Exams
October 14-15Thursday-FridayFall Break (No Classes)
November 25-26Thursday-FridayThanksgiving Vacation (No Classes)
November 29-December 3Monday-FridayLegislative Days. See Legislative Calendar for details (Make-up days for classes missed due to Holidays/Breaks).
December 3FridayLast day of classes
December 6-7Monday-TuesdayReading period
December 8-17Wednesday-FridayFinal Examination Period
December 17/18Friday/SaturdayUNM Main Campus Commencement

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
January 12WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 17MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 13-20Sunday-SundaySpring Break (No Classes)
April 27WednesdayLegislative Day (Make-up day for classes missed due to Martin Luther King Day Holiday)
April 27WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 28-29Thursday-FridayReading Period
May 2-13Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 14SaturdaySchool of Law Convocation
May 14SaturdayUNM Main Campus Commencement

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 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 2020 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 2021 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.

2021-22 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 2021

Three holidays occur during the Fall 2021 semester:

Fall 2021 Legislative Calendar
HolidayDate

Labor Day

Monday, September 6

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 14-15

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 25-26

Fall 2021 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
November 29MondayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday.
November 30TuesdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of Fall Break October 14.
December 1WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of Fall Break October 15.
December 2ThursdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
December 3FridayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Spring 2022

One holiday observance occurs during the Spring 2022 semester:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 17

Spring 2022 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
April 27WednesdayMonday 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)

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 Wednesday Oct. 13.
November 30WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Break Day Tuesday Oct. 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)