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Academic Program

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Hilary 2018

 
​​Registration begins for ​Trinity Term 2018​  March 13  
Freshman Orientation January 4-5 (all campuses)
Term begins January 8
Classes begin for weekday students January 8
Boyle Class FL graduation January 13
Term begins, Saturday/Sunday classes January 13-14

M.L. King Day (classes suspended for other on-campus events)

January 15
Boyle Class MI graduation

January 21

Last day of classes April 15
Nelson Class FL graduation April 21
Examinations April  16-22
Tuition for Trinity Term 2018 due April 24
Term break April 23-May 6
   

Trinity 2018

 
Registration begins for Michaelmas Term 2018 July 10  
Freshman Orientation May 3-4 (Grand Rapids, Lansing)
May 4-5 (Auburn Hills, Tampa Bay)
Term begins for weekday students May 7
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes May 12-13
Nelson Class MI graduation May 20
Memorial Day observed (no classes) May 28
Independence Day observed (no classes) July 4
Last day of classes August 12
Examinations August 13-19
Woodbury Class FL graduation August 18 or 19
Tuition for Michaelmas Term 2018 due August 21
Term break August 20-September 3
   

Michaelmas 2018

 
Registration begins for Hilary Term 2019 November 6  
Freshman Orientation August 25-26 (Lansing)
August 29-30 (all other campuses)
Term begins (Labor Day, no classes) September 3
Term begins for weekday students September 4
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes September 8-9
Woodbury Class MI graduation September 30
Thanksgiving Day (no classes) November 22
Friday after Thanksgiving Day (no classes) November 23
Last day of classes December 9
Examinations December 10-16
Tuition for Hilary Term 2019 due December 18
Term break December 17-January 6
   

Hilary 2019 

 
Freshman Orientation January 3-4 (all campuses)
Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes January 5-6
Term begins for weekday classes January 7
Benjamin Robbins Curtis Class FL graduation January 12
Benjamin Robbins Curtis Class MI graduation January 19
MLK Day (classes suspended for other
  on-campus events)
January 21
Registration begins for Trinity Term 2019 March 12
Last day of classes April 12
Examinations April 13-19
Noah Haynes Swayne Class FL graduation TBA
Term break April 20-May 5
Tuition for Trinity Term 2019 due April 22
   

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 TBA
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 TBA
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

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