​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 2019

August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

  • Dec 1
    Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed Th-Sun)Wednesday, November 27, 2019Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Dec 2
    Study Period (No Classes)Tuesday, November 26, 2019Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Dec 3
    Fall Examination PeriodTuesday, December 3, 2019Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Dec 4
    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 // 6 p.m.The Resort at Pelican Hill
  • Dec 6
    Friday, December 6, 2019 // 1:30 p.m.Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom | FRR [Dec 6 and May 8 meetings]
  • Dec 16
    Monday, December 16, 2019 // 6 p.m.Warren Hall, Room Student Lounge
  • Dec 22
    Sunday, December 22, 2019Monday, December 30, 2019
  • Dec 25
    Wednesday, December 25, 2019

January 2020

  • Jan 3
    Spring Final Registration/Fee Payment Without PenaltyFriday, January 3, 2020
  • Jan 3
    Friday, January 3, 2020 // 6 p.m.Warren Hall, Room Student Lounge
  • Jan 4
    Late Charges BeginSaturday, January 4, 2020
  • Jan 6
    Spring Classes BeginMonday, January 6, 2020
  • Jan 17
    Last Day to Enroll in Classes and to Drop a Class Without a 'W'Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Jan 17
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundFriday, January 17, 2020
  • Jan 20
    Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Jan 24
    Last Day to Receive 90% TuitionFriday, January 24, 2020
  • Jan 24
    Friday, January 24, 2020 // 1:30 p.m.Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom | FRR [Dec 6 and May 8 meetings]
  • Jan 31
    Last Day to Receive 80% TuitionFriday, January 31, 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

  • Apr 3
    Last Day to WithdrawFriday, April 3, 2020
  • Apr 3
    Friday, April 3, 2020 // 6 p.m.Warren Hall, Room Student Lounge
  • Apr 8
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • Apr 10
    Easter Break (No Classes, Offices Closed Friday)Friday, April 10, 2020Monday, April 13, 2020
  • Apr 10
    Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Apr 12
    Sunday, April 12, 2020
  • Apr 17
    Friday, April 17, 2020 // 1:30 p.m.Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom | FRR [Dec 6 and May 8 meetings]
  • Apr 21
    Monday Classes Meet in Lieu of Tuesday Classes to Make Up for Classes Missed Because of HolidaysTuesday, April 21, 2020

May 2020

June 2020

  • Jun 1
    Summer Session Classes BeginMonday, June 1, 2020
  • Jun 3
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundWednesday, June 3, 2020
  • Jun 5
    Last Day to Receive 90% Tuition RefundFriday, June 5, 2020
  • Jun 5
    Last Day to RegisterFriday, June 5, 2020
  • Jun 5
    Friday, June 5, 2020 // 6 p.m.Warren Hall, Room Student Lounge
  • Jun 10
    Last Day to Receive 80% Tuition RefundWednesday, June 10, 2020
  • Jun 12
    Last Day to Receive 70% Tuition RefundFriday, June 12, 2020
  • Jun 19
    Last Day to Receive 60% Tuition RefundFriday, June 19, 2020
  • Jun 30
    Last Day to Receive 50% Tuition RefundTuesday, June 30, 2020

July 2020

  • Jul 3
    Independence Day Holiday Observed (No Classes, Offices Closed)Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Jul 10
    Last Day to Drop ClassesFriday, July 10, 2020
  • Jul 17
    Last Day of Summer ClassesFriday, July 17, 2020
  • Jul 18
    Study Period (No Classes)Saturday, July 18, 2020Sunday, July 19, 2020
  • Jul 20
    Final Examination PeriodMonday, July 20, 2020Friday, July 24, 2020

August 2020

  • Aug 17
    Law School Orientation for First-Year JD StudentsMonday, August 17, 2020Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Aug 21
    Final Registration/Fee Payment Without PenaltyFriday, August 21, 2020
  • Aug 22
    Late Charges BeginSaturday, August 22, 2020
  • Aug 24
    Law Fall Classes BeginMonday, August 24, 2020

September 2020

  • Sep 4
    Last Day to Enroll in Classes & to Drop Without a 'W'Friday, September 4, 2020
  • Sep 4
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundFriday, September 4, 2020
  • Sep 7
    Labor Day Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)Monday, September 7, 2020
  • Sep 11
    Last Day to Receive 90% Tuition RefundFriday, September 11, 2020
  • Sep 18
    Last Day to Receive 80% Tuition RefundFriday, September 18, 2020
  • Sep 20
    Sunday, September 20, 2020
  • Sep 25
    Last Day to Receive 70% Tuition RefundFriday, September 25, 2020
  • Sep 27
    Sunday, September 27, 2020

October 2020

  • Oct 9
    Last Day to Receive 60% Tuition RefundFriday, October 9, 2020
  • Oct 16
    Last Day to Receive 50% Tuition Refund; No Further Refunds After This DateFriday, October 16, 2020

November 2020

  • Nov 13
    Last Day to WithdrawFriday, November 13, 2020
  • Nov 25
    Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed Th-Sun)Wednesday, November 25, 2020Sunday, November 29, 2020

December 2020

  • Dec 3
    Last Day of Fall ClassesThursday, December 3, 2020
  • Dec 4
    Study Period (No Classes)Friday, December 4, 2020Monday, December 7, 2020
  • Dec 8
    Fall Examination PeriodTuesday, December 8, 2020Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Dec 10
    Thursday, December 10, 2020Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Dec 25
    Friday, December 25, 2020

January 2021

  • Jan 8
    Spring Final Registration/Fee Payment Without PenaltyFriday, January 8, 2021
  • Jan 9
    Late Charges BeginSaturday, January 9, 2021
  • Jan 11
    Spring Classes BeginMonday, January 11, 2021
  • Jan 18
    Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Jan 25
    Last Day to Enroll in Classes and to Drop a Class Without a 'W'Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Jan 25
    Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition RefundMonday, January 25, 2021

February 2021

  • Feb 1
    Last Day to Receive 90% TuitionMonday, February 1, 2021
  • Feb 8
    Last Day to Receive 80% TuitionMonday, February 8, 2021
  • Feb 15
    Last Day to Receive 70% TuitionMonday, February 15, 2021

March 2021

  • Mar 7
    Spring Break (No Classes)Sunday, March 7, 2021Sunday, March 14, 2021
  • Mar 8
    Last Day to Receive 60% TuitionMonday, March 8, 2021
  • Mar 15
    Last Day to Receive 50% Tuition Refund; No Further Refunds After This DateMonday, March 15, 2021
  • Mar 27
    Saturday, March 27, 2021Sunday, April 4, 2021

April 2021

  • Apr 2
    Easter Break (No Classes, Offices Closed Friday)Friday, April 2, 2021Monday, April 5, 2021
  • Apr 2
    Friday, April 2, 2021
  • Apr 4
    Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Apr 4
    Saturday, March 27, 2021Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Apr 12
    Last Day to WithdrawMonday, April 12, 2021
  • Apr 12
    Monday, April 12, 2021Tuesday, May 11, 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

  • May 2
    Study Period (No Classes)Thursday, April 29, 2021Sunday, May 2, 2021
  • May 3
    Spring Examination PeriodMonday, May 3, 2021Friday, May 14, 2021
  • May 11
    Monday, April 12, 2021Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • May 14
    School of Law Commencement MassFriday, May 14, 2021
  • May 15
    School of Law CommencementSaturday, May 15, 2021

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