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WMU-Cooley Graduation


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Graduation is one of the most important days in the life of a law student. It's a day of memories and emotion to last a lifetime. Review the details and helpful information below. 

WMU-Cooley Graduation Ceremonies Announcement

Concern for the health and safety of members of the WMU-Cooley community and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to guide the decisions made by the law school’s leaders. Since mid-March, our federal, state, and local governments have issued rules and guidelines to direct behavior and activity. Some states have loosened restrictions recently and have experienced spikes in virus cases. Many of the restrictions guiding gatherings of large groups of people remain in place. Health officials are now indicating the virus’s impact may continue well into the fall.

These developments regrettably dictate the necessity to postpone the law school’s in-person 2021 graduation ceremonies. These ceremonies are being postponed, but not cancelled. Members of these graduating classes will participate in a virtual ceremony on the dates listed below.

Members of the upcoming class deserve, and will have, a graduation ceremony at a later date. When in-person ceremonies resume, every graduate has an open invitation to participate when it is convenient for them. Graduates, their families, and friends will be given enough notice so that they can plan to attend. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to plan a celebration of one of your most outstanding achievements in life. Please direct any questions or comments about graduation to [email protected]

WMU-Cooley Graduation

Tickets & Accommodations

Tickets are required for each graduation. Graduates will be emailed before the ceremony to assess the number of tickets required. Seating is on a first come first served basis.

If you or your guests need special accommodations to attend graduation, please contact ESS at [email protected] here.

Photos & Video

A professional photographer will take photos of graduates as they receive their diploma during the ceremony. Each graduate will be mailed a complimentary copy of his or her photo, along with information on how to order additional copies. In addition, the graduation ceremony will be recorded and a downloadable file will be available for purchase following the ceremony from the WMU-Cooley Law Bookstore.

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Questions regarding the graduation ceremony can be directed to the Student Services Office at (517) 371-5140, ext. 2846 or [email protected].