August 2018 
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Important Dates
Ongoing:
Fall semester course registration for current students

Aug. 21: Summer II grades posted late in the day

Aug. 22: Fall semester tuition and fees due

Aug. 24-26: Students move into residence halls (see schedule)

Aug. 24-31: One-Stop Center open

Aug. 25-28:  Fall Welcome Program

Aug. 27: Nurse Networking Day

Aug. 28: Bronco Bash

Aug. 29: Fall semester classes begin

Sept. 3: Labor Day recess

Sept 6: Last day to drop and add classes. Last day to receive 100% refund.

Sept. 7: $100 late add fee begins. Withdrawals recorded as "W" on transcript. Last day to receive 90% refund for complete withdrawal.

Sept. 11: Part-time Job Fair

Sept. 12: Last day to receive 50% refund for partial withdrawal

Sept. 17: Spring 2018 course offerings open for viewing

Sept. 24: Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal

Sept. 26: Engineering Expo

Sept. 30: JC Penney Suit Up event  
Looking Ahead
Oct. 1: Spring 2019 registration begins

October 5-7: Family Weekend and Homecoming

Oct. 17-19: Fall recess (residence halls open with reduced services)

Oct. 22: Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal

Oct. 29: Last day to withdraw from classes

Nov. 21: Thanksgiving break begins at noon (residence halls open with reduced services)

Dec. 10-13: Final exams week

Dec. 15: Commencement

Dec. 18: Fall semester grades posted late in the day

Complete University calendar of events.  
 
 2018 Game Day Shirt
Don't forget to purchase your 2018 Game Day T-Shirt.

A portion of each sale supports the Invisible Need Project Student Emergency Relief Fund. Shirts are available in the WMU Bookstore, at athletic events, and online.

Reminders for New Students and Families
Move-in Day Family Lounge - August 24 and 25

Please join us on your student's move-in day in the Family Hospitality, located in the Bernhard Center, rooms 105-107. The hospitality room will be open from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days.

Take a few moments to catch your breath and get your last-minute questions answered. And we are offering three (free!) easy ways to support your student. 
  • Create a "survival kit" of WMU goodies for your student that will be delivered during Fall Welcome.
     
  • Write a note of encouragement to your student that will be delivered a few weeks into the semester. Note cards (and tissues!) will be provided.
  • Bring a photo of your student's pet (with their hall noted on the back). Each hall will be creating a pet wall to make the halls feel more like home and to encourage social connections. 
Required online modules
Remind your student that the requred online modules must be completed by August 23. The modules are accessible through GoWMU..

Links to helpful information:
WMU Email 
Students should be checking their WMU email accounts regularly. Linking the WMU email address to a smart phone ensures that important information won't be overlooked. (And don't forget to download the WMU Mobile app!)
Introducing Bretney Waller
With great pleasure, join me in welcoming our new (and first ever) Family Engagement graduate assistant, Bretney Waller.



Bretney hails from North Carolina and earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University. She is starting her Master's degree in the WMU Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program this semester.

We are delighted she is here and look forward to her contributions. She will be a great asset in working with our WMU families and students.
Family Weekend and Homecoming 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Family Weekend and Homecoming taking place Oct. 5 - 7.

Highlights
of the  weekend include the following events and SO much more...
 
Pre-game tailgate, featuring:  
  • An unlimited breakfast and brunch buffet
  • Family Engagement tent with seating for WMU families and students to connect with each other
  • Live entertainment including two bands, a special musical theatre performance, and the Bronco Marching Band
  • Fun, Interactive activities for the entire family, including a caricature artist, football toss, carnival rides, and Bronco putt putt golf 
  • WMU colleges and programs at Campus Alley, including flight simulators, concept vehicles, photo booths, and much more!
  • Bronco-inspired brunch-style cocktails, house wines, and craft and domestic beers available for purchase in the Arbor Financial Beer Garden

Bronco Football vs. EMU: Families get discounted tickets to the football game. We offer open seating in the student section so you can sit with your student. WMU students get into the game for free with their Bronco ID card.

 
Sunday Brunch in the Valley Dining Center. Brunch buffet and live music performed by students in the School of Music Jazz Studies program. WMU students can use a valid meal plan or dining dollars. Families can pre-order tickets. 
  
Visit the Family Engagement website for complete details and ticket information. The promo code is FAMILY.

And make your hotel reservations! Local hotels are filling up fast.
WMU Family Engagement
Campus Location: 2415 Faunce Student Services
shari.glaser@wmich.edu
(269) 387-4820