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 2015-2017

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, Aug. 28 

Fall Term 2015

Priority registration for fall term 2015
Wednesday, July 1 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 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


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
Monday, May 16 (tentative)

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


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 day lost due to the observance of Memorial Day, substitute class day is scheduled. 

**Substitute day to make up for class day lost due to observance of Independence Day.

Tentative Fall Term 2016

Priority registration for fall term 2016
TBD to Saturday, Aug. 20

Open registration for fall term 2016
Monday, Aug. 22 to Saturday, Aug. 27

Orientation and Legal Writing Program begins for
all first-year students (day, evening & combined program)
Monday, Aug. 22

Law classes begin for all law students
Monday, Aug. 29

Late registration for fall term 2016
Monday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 12

Labor Day recess
Monday, Sept. 5

Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
Monday, Sept. 12

Last day for filing degree application
Friday, Sept. 30

Deadline to file pass/no credit elections
Monday, Oct. 10

Deadline to file upperclass writing requirement forms
Monday, Oct. 10

Priority registration for winter term 2016
Wednesday, Nov. 2 (tentative) to Saturday, Dec. 21

Day scheduled as Thursday*
Tuesday, Nov. 22

Day scheduled as Friday*
Wednesday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving recess
Thursday, Nov. 24 to Saturday, Nov. 26

Classes end
Wednesday, Nov. 30

Review and reading period
Thursday, Dec. 1 to Wednesday, Dec. 7

Law School examination period
Thursday, Dec. 8 to Wednesday, Dec. 21

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

Fall term ends
Saturday, Dec. 31

Tentative Winter Term 2017

Winter term begins
Sunday, Jan. 1

Open registration for winter term 2017
Monday, Jan. 2 to Saturday, Jan 7

Classes begin
Monday, Jan. 9

Late registration for winter term 2017
Monday, Jan. 9 to Monday, Jan. 23

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - University holiday
Monday, Jan. 16

Last day to add/drop courses for tuition refund
Monday, Jan. 23

Last day for filing degree application
Friday, Feb. 10

Deadline to file pass/no credit elections
Monday, Feb. 20

Deadline to file upperclass writing requirement forms
Monday, Feb. 20

Priority registration for spring/summer term 2016
To be determined to Saturday, May 6

Law School & university spring recess
Monday, March 13 to Saturday, March 18

Classes resume
Monday, March 20

Priority registration for fall term 2017
To be determined to Saturday, Aug. 26

Classes end
Monday, April 17

Class make-up days, if needed
Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19

Review and reading period
Thursday, April 20 to Wednesday, April 26

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

Open registration for spring/summer term 2016
Monday, May 8 to Saturday, May 20

University commencement
TBD

Law School term ends
Wednesday, May 10

Tentative summer term 2017

Classes begin
Monday, May 22

Late registration for summer term 2016
Monday, May 22 to Saturday, May 27

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29

Day scheduled as a Monday*
Friday, June 2

Day scheduled as a Tuesday**
Friday, June 30

Independence Day recess
Tuesday, July 4

Classes end***
Wednesday, July 5

Law School examination period
Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14

Summer term ends
Monday, July 31 

* To make up for class day lost due to the observance of Memorial Day, substitute class day is scheduled. 

**Substitute day to make up for class day lost due to observance of Independence Day.

***Classes meeting Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will end on Wednesday, July 5. All other classes will end on Monday, July 3.

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