Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Year-round

Law school is busy. Make sure to schedule time for studying and for yourself.

important dates to mark on your calendar

Our year-round academic calendar means you can start when it's right for you. 

WMU-Cooley students

Academic Calendar

 

Trinity 2019

 
Freshman Orientation May 2-3 (Grand Rapids, Lansing)
May 3-4 (Auburn Hills, Tampa Bay)
Term begins for weekday students May 6
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes May 11-12
Noah Haynes Swayne Class MI graduation May 18
Memorial Day observed (no classes) May 27
Independence Day observed (no classes) July 4
Registration begins for Michaelmas Term 2019 July 9
Last day of classes August 11
Examinations August 12-18
Samuel Freeman Miller Class FL graduation ​August 17
Term break August 19-September 1
Tuition for Michaelmas Term 2019 due August 20
   

Michaelmas 2019

 
Freshman Orientation August 24-25 (Lansing)
August 28-29 (all other campuses)
Term begins (Labor Day, no classes) September 2
Classes begin for weekday students September 3
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes September 7-8
Samuel Freeman Miller Class MI graduation September 29
Registration begins for Hilary Term 2020 November 5
Thanksgiving Day (no classes) November 28
Friday after Thanksgiving Day (no classes) November 29
Last day of classes December 8
Examinations December 9-15
Term break December 16-January 5
Tuition for Hilary Term 2020 due December 17
   

Hilary 2020

 
Freshman Orientation January 2-3
Term begins for weekday students January 6
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes January 11-12
David Davis Class FL graduation January 18
David Davis Class MI graduation January 26
M.L. King Day (classes suspended for on-campus events) January 20
Registration begins for Trinity Term 2020 March 11
Last day of classes April 12
Examinations April 13-19
Stephen Johnson Field Class FL graduation April TBA
Term break April 20-May 3
Tuition for Trinity Term 2020 due April 21
   

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 TBA
Memorial Day observed (no classes) May 25
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 TBA
Term break August 17-September 6
Tuition for Michaelmas Term 2020 due August 18
   

Michaelmas 2020

 
Freshman Orientation August 29-30 (Lansing)
September 2-3 (All other 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 TBA
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 22

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