​Student Life

USD School of Law offers many resources both on and off campus to ensure that your law school experience is the best it can be.

There is a strong emphasis at USD Law on building important relationships and community. While you are a student here, be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities that are offered. Become a member in one of our student organizations, journals, or advocacy teams. Read our weekly Sidebar email for information about events taking place at the School of Law and the larger university. Take a study break and walk around the beautiful campus. Stay active and join the Grad/Law intramural softball team. Whatever your interest or professional goal might be, USD has an outlet for it.

If you are looking for ways to get involved in the USD law community, please visit the Office for Law Student Affairs (Warren Hall Room 218) for advice and encouragement.

Student Events

July 2020

August 2020

  • Aug 10
    First-Year Registration & Orientation - We expect 1L Orientation will take place sometime during the week before classes begin.Monday, August 10, 2020
  • Aug 14
    Final Registration/Fee Payment Without PenaltyFriday, August 14, 2020
  • Aug 15
    Late Charges BeginSaturday, August 15, 2020
  • Aug 16
    First-Year Registration & Orientation - We expect 1L Orientation will take place sometime during the week before classes begin.Sunday, August 16, 2020
  • Aug 17
    Law Fall Classes BeginMonday, August 17, 2020
  • Aug 28
    Last Day to Enroll in Classes & to Drop Without a 'W'Friday, August 28, 2020
  • Aug 28
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundFriday, August 28, 2020

September 2020

  • Sep 4
    Last Day to Receive 90% Tuition RefundFriday, September 4, 2020
  • Sep 7
    Labor Day Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)Monday, September 7, 2020
  • Sep 11
    Last Day to Receive 80% Tuition RefundFriday, September 11, 2020
  • Sep 12
    Saturday, September 12, 2020 // 6 p.m.La Gran Terraza
  • Sep 18
    Last Day to Receive 70% Tuition RefundFriday, September 18, 2020
  • Sep 20
    Sunday, September 20, 2020
  • Sep 24
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 // 12 p.m.1414 K Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA
  • Sep 25
    Last Day to Receive 70% Tuition RefundFriday, September 25, 2020
  • Sep 27
    Sunday, September 27, 2020

October 2020

November 2020

  • Nov 6
    Last Day to WithdrawFriday, November 6, 2020
  • Nov 13
    Friday, November 13, 2020 // 11:30 a.m.Virtual Event
  • Nov 20
    Last Day of Fall ClassesFriday, November 20, 2020
  • Nov 21
    Study Period (No Classes)Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • Nov 24
    Study Period (No Classes)Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  • Nov 25
    Thanksgiving Holiday (Offices Closed Th-Sun)Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • Nov 27
    Thanksgiving Holiday (Offices Closed Th-Sun)Friday, November 27, 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

  • Mar 7
    Spring Break (No Classes)Sunday, March 7, 2021
  • Mar 8
    Last Day to Receive 60% TuitionMonday, March 8, 2021
  • Mar 14
    Spring Break (No Classes)Sunday, March 14, 2021
  • Mar 15
    Last Day to Receive 50% Tuition Refund; No Further Refunds After This DateMonday, March 15, 2021
  • Mar 27
    Saturday, March 27, 2021

April 2021

  • Apr 2
    Easter Break (No Classes, Offices Closed Friday)Friday, April 2, 2021
  • Apr 2
    Friday, April 2, 2021
  • Apr 4
    Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Apr 4
    Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Apr 5
    Easter Break (No Classes, Offices Closed Friday)Monday, April 5, 2021
  • Apr 12
    Last Day to WithdrawMonday, April 12, 2021
  • Apr 12
    Monday, April 12, 2021
  • Apr 27
    Monday Classes Meet in Lieu of Tuesday Classes to Make Up for Classes Missed Because of HolidaysTuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Apr 28
    Friday Classes Meet in Lieu of Wednesday Classes to Make Up for Classes Missed Because of HolidaysWednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Apr 28
    Last Day of Spring ClassesWednesday, April 28, 2021

May 2021

June 2021

  • Jun 4
    Summer Session Registration/Fee Payment Without PenaltyFriday, June 4, 2021
  • Jun 7
    Summer Session Classes BeginMonday, June 7, 2021
  • Jun 9
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundWednesday, June 9, 2021
  • Jun 11
    Last Day to Receive 90% Tuition RefundFriday, June 11, 2021
  • Jun 11
    Last Day to RegisterFriday, June 11, 2021
  • Jun 16
    Last Day to Receive 80% Tuition RefundWednesday, June 16, 2021
  • Jun 18
    Last Day to Receive 70% Tuition RefundFriday, June 18, 2021
  • Jun 25
    Last Day to Receive 60% Tuition RefundFriday, June 25, 2021

July 2021

  • Jul 5
    Independence Day Holiday Observed (No Classes, Offices Closed)Monday, July 5, 2021
  • Jul 7
    Last Day to Receive 50% Tuition RefundWednesday, July 7, 2021
  • Jul 16
    Last Day to Drop ClassesFriday, July 16, 2021
  • Jul 23
    Last Day of Summer ClassesFriday, July 23, 2021
  • Jul 23
    Monday Classes Meet in Lieu of Friday Classes to Make Up for Classes Missed Because of HolidaysFriday, July 23, 2021
  • Jul 24
    Study Period (No Classes)Saturday, July 24, 2021
  • Jul 25
    Study Period (No Classes)Sunday, July 25, 2021
  • Jul 26
    Final Examination PeriodMonday, July 26, 2021
  • Jul 30
    Final Examination PeriodFriday, July 30, 2021

August 2021

  • Aug 16
    Law School Orientation for First-Year JD StudentsMonday, August 16, 2021
  • Aug 19
    Law School Orientation for First-Year JD StudentsThursday, August 19, 2021
  • Aug 20
    Final Registration/Fee Payment Without PenaltyFriday, August 20, 2021
  • Aug 21
    Late Charges BeginSaturday, August 21, 2021
  • Aug 23
    School of Law Fall Classes BeginMonday, August 23, 2021

September 2021

  • Sep 3
    Last Day to Enroll in Classes & to Drop Without a 'W'Friday, September 3, 2021
  • Sep 3
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundFriday, September 3, 2021
  • Sep 6
    Labor Day Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Sep 8
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021
  • Sep 10
    Last Day to Receive 90% Tuition RefundFriday, September 10, 2021
  • Sep 15
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021
  • Sep 17
    Last Day to Receive 80% Tuition RefundFriday, September 17, 2021
  • Sep 24
    Last Day to Receive 70% Tuition RefundFriday, September 24, 2021

October 2021

November 2021

  • Nov 12
    Last Day to WithdrawFriday, November 12, 2021
  • Nov 24
    Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed Th-Sun)Wednesday, November 24, 2021
  • Nov 28
    Sunday, November 28, 2021
  • Nov 28
    Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed Th-Sun)Sunday, November 28, 2021

December 2021

  • Dec 2
    Last Day of Fall ClassesThursday, December 2, 2021
  • Dec 3
    Study Period (No Classes)Friday, December 3, 2021
  • Dec 6
    Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Dec 6
    Study Period (No Classes)Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Dec 7
    Fall Examination PeriodTuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Dec 17
    Fall Examination PeriodFriday, December 17, 2021
  • Dec 25
    Saturday, December 25, 2021
  • Dec 31
    Friday, December 31, 2021 // 9 a.m.Via Podcast

January 2022

  • Jan 7
    Late Charges BeginFriday, January 7, 2022
  • Jan 7
    Spring Final Registration/Fee Payment Without PenaltyFriday, January 7, 2022
  • Jan 10
    School of Law Spring Semester Classes BeginMonday, January 10, 2022
  • Jan 17
    Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Jan 24
    Last Day to Enroll in Classes and to Drop a Class Without a 'W'Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Jan 24
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundMonday, January 24, 2022
  • Jan 31
    Last Day to Receive 90% TuitionMonday, January 31, 2022

February 2022

  • Feb 7
    Last Day to Receive 80% TuitionMonday, February 7, 2022
  • Feb 14
    Last Day to Receive 70% TuitionMonday, February 14, 2022

March 2022

  • Mar 6
    Spring Break (No Classes)Sunday, March 6, 2022
  • Mar 7
    Last Day to Receive 60% TuitionMonday, March 7, 2022
  • Mar 13
    Spring Break (No Classes)Sunday, March 13, 2022
  • Mar 14
    Last Day to Receive 50% Tuition Refund; No Further Refunds After This DateMonday, March 14, 2022

April 2022

  • Apr 2
    Saturday, April 2, 2022
  • Apr 11
    Last Day to WithdrawMonday, April 11, 2022
  • Apr 15
    Easter Break (No Classes, Offices Closed Friday)Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Apr 15
    Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Apr 15
    Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Apr 17
    Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Apr 18
    Easter Break (No Classes, Offices Closed Friday)Monday, April 18, 2022
  • Apr 23
    Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Apr 26
    Monday Classes Meet in Lieu of Tuesday Classes to Make Up for Classes Missed Because of HolidaysTuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Apr 27
    Friday Classes Meet in Lieu of Wednesday Classes to Make Up for Classes Missed Because of HolidaysWednesday, April 27, 2022

May 2022

June 2022

  • Jun 6
    Summer Session Classes BeginMonday, June 6, 2022
  • Jun 8
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundWednesday, June 8, 2022
  • Jun 10
    Last Day to Receive 90% Tuition RefundFriday, June 10, 2022
  • Jun 10
    Last Day to RegisterFriday, June 10, 2022
  • Jun 15
    Last Day to Receive 80% Tuition RefundWednesday, June 15, 2022
  • Jun 17
    Last Day to Receive 70% Tuition RefundFriday, June 17, 2022
  • Jun 24
    Last Day to Receive 60% Tuition RefundFriday, June 24, 2022

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