Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

important dates to mark on your calendar

Our year-round academic calendar means you can start when it's right for you. Law school is busy. Make sure to schedule time for studying and for yourself. 

WMU-Cooley students

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Trinity Term 2021 Description

2021 Term Dates

Freshman Orientation April 17, 18, and May 1
Term begins for weekday students May 3
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes  May 8-9
William Burnham Woods Class degree conferred May 23
William Burnham Woods Class graduation May 23
Memorial Day (school closed - no classes) May 31
Independence Day (school closed - no classes) July 4
Monday after Independence Day (school closed - no classes) July 5
Registration begins for Michaelmas Term 2021 July 7
Last day of classes August 8
Examinations August 9-15
Term break August 16-September 5
Tuition for Michaelmas Term 2021 due August 20

 

Michaelmas Term Description

2021 Term Dates

Freshman Orientation August 12-13 & August 30-31
Term begins (Labor Day, school closed - no classes) September 6
Term begins for weekday students September 7
Stanley Matthews Class graduation - Florida ceremony September 11
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes September 11-12
Stanley Matthews Class graduation - Michigan ceremony  September 26
Stanley Matthews Class degree conferred  September 17
Registration begins for Hilary Term 2022 November 10
Thanksgiving Day (school closed - no classes) November 25
Friday after Thanksgiving Day (school closed - no classes) November 26
Last day of classes December 12
Examinations December 13-19
Horace Gray Class graduation December TBA
Term break December 20-January 2
Tuition for Hilary Term 2022 due December 20

 

Hilary Term Description

2022 Term Dates

Freshman Orientation December TBA & January TBA
Term begins for weekday students January 3
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes January 8-9
Horace Gray Class degree conferred January 14
M.L. King Day (school closed - no classes) January 17
Registration begins for Trinity Term 2022 March 9
Last day of classes April 10
Examinations April 11-17
Samuel Blatchford Class graduation ceremony April TBA
Term break April 18-May 1
Tuition for Trinity Term 2022 due April 20

 

Trinity Term Description

2022 Term Dates

Freshman Orientation April TBA
Term begins for weekday students May 2
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes May 7-8
Samuel Blatchford Class degree conferred May 13
Memorial Day (school closed - no classes) May 30
Independence Day (school closed - no classes) July 4
Registration begins for Michaelmas Term 2022 July 6
Last day of classes August 7
Examinations August 8-14
Term break August 15-September 4
Tuition for Michaelmas Term 2022 due August 20

 

Michaelmas Term Description

2022 Term Dates

Freshman Orientation August TBA
Term begins (Labor Day, school closed - no classes) September 5
Classes begin for weekday students September 6
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes September 10-11
Thomas E. Brennan Class degree conferred September 16
Registration begins for Hilary Term 2023 November 9
Thanksgiving Day (school closed - no classes) November 24
Friday after Thanksgiving Day (school closed - no classes) November 25
Last day of classes December 11
Examinations December 12-18
Thomas E. Brennan Class and David Josiah Brewer Class graduation December TBA
Term break December 19-January 1
Tuition for Hilary Term 2023 due December 20

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