Wayne State University

Academic calendar

Contact Student Affairs or the Records and Registration Office for more information about this calendar.

Tentative Law School calendar

Academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16

Fall term 2014

Priority registration for fall term 2014
Wednesday, July 9 to Saturday, Aug. 16

Open registration for fall term 2014
Monday, Aug. 18 to Saturday, Aug. 23

Orientation and Legal Writing Program begins for
all first-year students (day, evening & combined program)
Monday, Aug. 18

Law classes begin for all law students
Monday, Aug. 25

Late registration for fall term 2014
Monday, Aug. 25 to Monday, Sept. 8

Labor Day recess
Monday, Sept. 1

Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
Monday, Sept. 8

Last day for filing degree application
Friday, Sept. 26

Deadline to file pass/no credit elections
Monday, Oct. 6

Deadline to file upperclass writing requirement forms
Monday, Oct. 6

Priority registration for winter term 2015
Wednesday, Nov. 5 (tentative) to Saturday, Jan. 3

Classes end
Monday, Nov. 24

Review and reading period
Tuesday, Nov. 25 to Wednesday, Dec. 3

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 27

Law School examination period
Thursday, Dec. 4 to Wednesday, Dec. 17

Holiday recess
Thursday, Dec. 25 to Thursday, Jan. 1

Fall term ends
Wednesday, Dec. 31


Winter term 2015

Winter term begins
Thursday, Jan. 1

Open registration for winter term 2015
Monday, Jan. 5 to Saturday, Jan 10

Classes begin
Monday, Jan. 12

Late registration for winter term 2015
Monday, Jan. 12 to Monday, Jan. 26

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - University holiday
Monday, Jan. 19

Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
Monday, Jan. 26

Last day for filing degree application
Friday, Feb. 13

Deadline to file pass/no credit elections
Monday, Feb. 23

Deadline to file upperclass writing requirement forms
Monday, Feb. 23

Priority registration for spring/summer term 2015
To be determined to Saturday, May 2

Law School & university spring recess
Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21

Classes resume
Monday, March 23

Priority registration for fall term 2015
To be determined to Saturday, Aug. 29

Classes end
Monday, April 20

Class make-up days, if needed
Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22

Review and reading period
Thursday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 29

Law School examination period
Thursday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 13

Open registration for spring/summer term 2015
Monday, May 4 to Saturday, May 23

University commencement
TBD

Law School term ends
Wednesday, May 13

Law School commencement
Monday, May 18 (tentative)


Tentative summer term 2015

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25

Classes begin
Tuesday, May 26

Late registration for summer term 2015
Tuesday, May 26 to Monday, June 1

Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
Monday, June 1

Deadline to file pass/no credit elections
Tuesday, June 9

Deadline to file upperclass writing requirement forms
Tuesday, June 9

Independence Day recess
Friday, July 3

Classes end**
Thursday, July 9

Law School examination period
Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17

Summer term ends
Friday, July 31 

* To make up for class days lost due to the observance of holidays, substitute class days are scheduled.

** Classes scheduled to meet Monday/Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Thursday will have a final class meeting on Thursday, July 9. All other classes will end on Wednesday, July 8.


Tentative fall term 2015

Priority registration for fall term 2015
To be determined to Saturday, Aug. 15

Open registration for fall term 2015
Monday, Aug. 17 to Saturday, Aug. 22

Orientation and Legal Writing Program begins for
all first-year students (day, evening & combined program)
Monday, Aug. 24

Law classes begin for all law students
Monday, Aug. 31

Late registration for fall term 2015
Monday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 14

Labor Day recess
Monday, Sept. 7

Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
Monday, Sept. 14

Last day for filing degree application
Friday, Oct. 2

Deadline to file pass/no credit elections
Monday, Oct. 12

Deadline to file upperclass writing requirement forms
Monday, Oct. 12

Priority registration for winter term 2016
Wednesday, Nov. 4 (tentative) to Saturday, Jan. 2

Day scheduled as Thursday*
Tuesday, Nov. 24

Day scheduled as Friday*
Wednesday, Nov. 25

Thanksgiving recess
Thursday, Nov. 26 to Saturday, Nov. 28

Classes end
Wednesday, Dec. 2

Review and reading period
Thursday, Dec. 3 to Wednesday, Dec. 9

Law School examination period
Thursday, Dec. 10 to Wednesday, Dec. 23

Holiday recess
Friday, Dec. 25 to Friday, Jan. 1

Fall term ends
Thursday, Dec. 31


Tentative winter term 2016

Winter term begins
Friday, Jan. 1

Open registration for winter term 2016
Monday, Jan. 4 to Saturday, Jan 9

Classes begin
Monday, Jan. 11

Late registration for winter term 2016
Monday, Jan. 11 to Monday, Jan. 25

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - University holiday
Monday, Jan. 18

Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
Monday, Jan. 25

Last day for filing degree application
Friday, Feb. 12

Deadline to file pass/no credit elections
Monday, Feb. 22

Deadline to file upperclass writing requirement forms
Monday, Feb. 22

Priority registration for spring/summer term 2016
To be determined to Saturday, May 7

Law School & university spring recess
Monday, March 14 to Saturday, March 19

Classes resume
Monday, March 21

Priority registration for fall term 2016
To be determined to Saturday, Aug. 20

Classes end
Monday, April 18

Class make-up days, if needed
Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20

Review and reading period
Thursday, April 21 to Wednesday, April 27

Law School examination period
Thursday, April 28 to Wednesday, May 11

Open registration for spring/summer term 2016
Monday, May 9 to Saturday, May 21

University commencement
TBD

Law School term ends
Wednesday, May 11

Law School commencement
TBD


Tentative summer term 2016

Classes begin
Monday, May 23

Late registration for summer term 2016
Monday, May 23 to Saturday, May 28

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30

Day scheduled as a Monday*
Friday, June 3

Day scheduled as a Monday*
Friday, June 24

Independence Day recess
Monday, July 4

Classes end
Wednesday, July 6

Law School examination period
Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15

Summer term ends
Friday, July 29 

* To make up for class days lost due to the observance of holidays, substitute class days are scheduled. Classes that are scheduled to meet on Monday/Wednesday only will not meet on June 24.

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