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 2020

 
Freshman Orientation May TBA
Term begins for weekday students May 4
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes May 9-10
Stephen Johnson Field Class MI graduation May 17
Memorial Day observed (no classes) May 25
Friday before Independence Day (no classes) July 3
Independence Day observed (no classes) July 4
Registration begins for Michaelmas Term 2020 July 8
Last day of classes August 9
Examinations August 10-16
William Strong Class FL graduation August postponed
Term break August 17-September 6
Tuition for Michaelmas Term 2020 due August 20
   

Michaelmas 2020

 
Freshman Orientation August 28-30 (all campuses)
 
Term begins (Labor Day, no classes)
September 7
Classes begin for weekday students September 8
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes September 12-13
William Strong Class MI graduation September postponed
William Strong Class degree conferred  September 20
Registration begins for Hilary Term 2021 November 11
Thanksgiving Day (no classes) November 26
Friday after Thanksgiving Day (no classes) November 27
Last day of classes December 13
Examinations December 14-20
Term break December 21-January 3
Tuition for Hilary Term 2021 due December 20
   

Hilary 2021

 
Freshman Orientation January 2-3
Term begins for weekday students January 4
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes  January 9-10
Ward Hunt Class FL graduation January TBA
Ward Hunt Class MI graduation January TBA
Ward Hunt Class degree conferred January 24
MLK Day (school closed - no classes) January 18
Registration begins for Trinity Term 2021 March 10
Last day of classes April 11
Examinations April 12-18
William Burnham Woods Class FL graduation April TBA
Term break April 19-May 2
Tuition for Trinity Term 2021 due April 20
   

Trinity Term 2021

 
Freshman Orientation May TBA
Term begins for weekday students May 3
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes  May 8-9
William Burnham Woods Class MI graduation May TBA
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
Stanley Matthews Class FL graduation August TBA
Term break August 16-September 5
Tuition for Michaelmas Term 2021 due August 20
   

Michaelmas Term 2021

 
Freshman Orientation August TBA (Lansing)
September TBA (all other campuses)
Term begins (Labor Day, school closed - no classes) September 6
Term begins for weekday students September 7
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes September 11-12
Stanley Matthews Class MI graduation September TBA
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
Term break December 20-January 2
Tuition for Hilary Term 2022 due December 20

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