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Grand Rapids Community News - Weeks 14 & 15 Hilary 2017


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Weeks 14 & 15 - Monday, April 3, 2017 to Sunday, April 16, 2017

April Events


Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Mock Trial Board Meeting
      Noon to 1 p.m., Room 524.

Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15
  • Exam Week - the Building opens at 7 a.m.  See the library schedule below.
      Please review your exam schedules on the Portal for times and rooms.

Monday, April 17 to Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Term Break.  
      Building Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 20 to Friday, April 21, 2017
  • Building Closed
      Reopens on Monday, April 24

Thursday, April 27 to Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Orientation and Mentor Meal on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m., Room 529
Friday, 28, 2017
  • Law Day Luncheon at the University Club
       Noon to 1:30 p.m.


“Dear Dawn”

Dawn recommends this:


Ø  Compare your tuition statement to your NetPartner Tuition Budget

Ø  Checking for missing documents on document screen in portal

Ø  Make sure to accept your loans, before you leave for your break

Ø  Do you need to reapply for Direct PLUS Loan (Grad Plus)?


If you increase credits, you may need to complete the credit hour adjustment form.

(This must be done each semester)


Good Luck on Exams




We have four official notaries available at the Grand Rapids Campus:

   Hillary Hansen, hansenh@cooley.edu
   Jennifer Lennon, lennonj@cooley.edu
   Assistant Dean Tracey Brame, bramet@cooley.edu
   Aaron Cook, cooka@cooley.edu       

Law School Insider blog


Library Hours - Extended for Review and Exam Week

Monday, April 3rd - 8am-1am
Tuesday, April 4th - 8am-1am
Wednesday, April 5th - 8am-1am
Thursday, April 7th - 8am-1am
Friday, April 7th - 8am-1am
Saturday, April 8th - 8am-1am

Sunday, April 9th - 8am-1am
Monday, April 10th - 8am-1am
Tuesday, April 11th - 8am-1am
Wednesday, April 12th - 8am-1am
Thursday, April 13th - 8am-1am
Friday, April 14th - 8am-1am
Saturday, April 15th - 8am-2pm (note the library closes Saturday when the last exam begins)
Sunday, April 16th - CLOSED

Term Break Hours
Monday, April 17th - Wednesday April 19th - 9am-5pm
ThursdayFridaySaturday & Sunday - April 20th - 23rd - CLOSED

Monday, April 24th - Friday, April 28th - 9am-5pm
Saturday - Sunday, April 29th & 30th - CLOSED

Normal hours resume Monday, May1st.

Mentorship and Orientation Joint Event - Requires an RSVP 

Copy this address in your browser and be signed into your school email account to RSVP:

All Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo students,
The Mentorship Committee is hosting a meal during new student Orientation and you are invited to attend! Come meet our newest classmates, and share your tips for getting through those first daunting days of law school. Direct any questions to Mary Anne Simmering, simmeringm@cooley.edu or 269-492-4277. Enjoy your term break and we hope to see you at Orientation!
The Mentorship Committee
Mary Anne Simmering, Chairperson
Emilee Umfleet
John Faris
Kristyna Nunzio

Invitation to Orientation
Thursday, April 27, 2017, Room 529, (please arrive by 4:45pm.)
Dinner will be provided. The event will end by 6:15 pm. 
RSVP by 11:59 pm, Friday, April 14, 2017.

Sign up for the Outreach and Emergency System Notification!
Add your text, email, and/or phone messages to the WMU Cooley notification system. 
To learn how to set your personal preferences, watch this Instructional Video:  https://youtu.be/2Eg02ulPVpU 
This video will demonstrate how you can add additional contact information, as well as how to opt-in for campus-specific notifications. If you require assistance after viewing this video, please contact the Student Tech Helpdesk:  studenttechhelp@cooley.edu or at (517) 371-5140 x3300.

For scholarship applications, deadlines, submission requirements, and more, visit the portal home page and click on Financial Aid - Scholarships. 

Student Service Office Hours

Student Services:
The 2nd floor Student Services Office is open:
Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Contact hansenh@cooley.edu to schedule an appointment for hours after 5 p.m. and weekend hours)

Registrar Reminders

The following are available on the portal under "My World": Address change - click "change my address," make changes, save; transcript - click on the link for your unofficial transcript; billing statement - real time posting.

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