Academic Calendar

WMU-Cooley Academic Calendar

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Academic Program

HILARY 2017
  Term begins (New Year’s Day Observed, no classes) January 2
  Orientation/all campuses January 3-4
  Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes January 7-8
  Fred Moore Vinson Class Tampa Bay Graduation January 8
  Equal Access to Justice/M.L. King Day (classes suspended for educational activities and events) January 16
  Fred Moore Vinson Class Michigan graduation January 22
  Registration begins for Trinity Term 2017 March 7
  Last day of classes April 9
  Examinations April 10-16
  Earl Warren Class Florida Graduation April 15
  Tuition for Trinity Term 2017 due April 20
  Term break April 17-30
     
  TRINITY 2017
  Orientation- GR and Lansing April 27-28
  Orientation-AH and Tampa Bay April 28-29
  Term begins for weekday students May 1
  Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes May 6-7
  Earl Warren Class Michigan Graduation May 21
  Memorial Day observed (no classes) May 29
  Independence Day observed (no classes) July 4
  Registration begins for Michaelmas Term 2017 July 5
  Last day of classes August 6
  Examinations August 7-13
  Warren Earl Burger Class Tampa Bay Graduation August 12
  Tuition for Michaelmas Term 2017 due August 20
  Term break August 14-September 3
     
  MICHAELMAS 2017
  Orientation/Lansing Campus August 26-27
  Orientation/AH/GR/K-zoo/TB campuses August 30-31
  Term begins (Labor Day, no classes) September 4
  Term begins for weekday students September 5
  Term begins for Saturday/Sunday classes September 9-10
  Warren Earl Burger Class Michigan Graduation September 24
  Registration begins for Hilary Term 2018 November 7
  Thanksgiving Day (no classes) November 23
  Friday after Thanksgiving Day (no classes) November 24
  Last day of classes December 10
  Examinations December 11-17
  Tuition for Hilary Term 2018 due December 20
  Term break December 18-Jan. 7
HILARY 2018
  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
  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
  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 TBA
  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

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Lansing, Michigan 48933 
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